Romans 11:16
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New International Version
If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.

New Living Translation
And since Abraham and the other patriarchs were holy, their descendants will also be holy--just as the entire batch of dough is holy because the portion given as an offering is holy. For if the roots of the tree are holy, the branches will be, too.

English Standard Version
If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

Berean Study Bible
If the first part of the dough is holy, so is the whole batch; if the root is holy, so are the branches.

Berean Literal Bible
Now if the firstfruit is holy, also the lump; and if the root is holy, also the branches.

New American Standard Bible
If the first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too.

King James Bible
For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now if the firstfruits offered up are holy, so is the whole batch. And if the root is holy, so are the branches.

International Standard Version
If the first part of the dough is holy, so is the whole batch. If the root is holy, so are the branches.

NET Bible
If the first portion of the dough offered is holy, then the whole batch is holy, and if the root is holy, so too are the branches.

New Heart English Bible
If the first fruit is holy, so is the lump. If the root is holy, so are the branches.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if the first fruits are holy, so is the substance. And if the root is holy, so are the branches.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the first handful of dough is holy, the whole batch of dough is holy. If the root is holy, the branches are holy.

New American Standard 1977
And if the first piece of dough be holy, the lump is also; and if the root be holy, the branches are too.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if the firstfruit is holy, so shall the rest be; and if the root is holy, so shall be the branches.

King James 2000 Bible
For if the firstfruit are holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

American King James Version
For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

American Standard Version
And if the firstfruit is holy, so is the lump: and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the firstfruit be holy, so is the lump also: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

Darby Bible Translation
Now if the first-fruit [be] holy, the lump also; and if the root [be] holy, the branches also.

English Revised Version
And if the firstfruit is holy, so is the lump: and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

Webster's Bible Translation
For if the first fruit is holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

Weymouth New Testament
Now if the firstfruits of the dough are holy, so also is the whole mass; and if the root of a tree is holy, so also are the branches.

World English Bible
If the first fruit is holy, so is the lump. If the root is holy, so are the branches.

Young's Literal Translation
and if the first-fruit is holy, the lump also; and if the root is holy, the branches also.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:11-21 The gospel is the greatest riches of every place where it is. As therefore the righteous rejection of the unbelieving Jews, was the occasion of so large a multitude of the Gentiles being reconciled to God, and at peace with him; the future receiving of the Jews into the church would be such a change, as would resemble a general resurrection of the dead in sin to a life of righteousness. Abraham was as the root of the church. The Jews continued branches of this tree till, as a nation, they rejected the Messiah; after that, their relation to Abraham and to God was, as it were, cut off. The Gentiles were grafted into this tree in their room; being admitted into the church of God. Multitudes were made heirs of Abraham's faith, holiness and blessedness. It is the natural state of every one of us, to be wild by nature. Conversion is as the grafting in of wild branches into the good olive. The wild olive was often ingrafted into the fruitful one when it began to decay, and this not only brought forth fruit, but caused the decaying olive to revive and flourish. The Gentiles, of free grace, had been grafted in to share advantages. They ought therefore to beware of self-confidence, and every kind of pride or ambition; lest, having only a dead faith, and an empty profession, they should turn from God, and forfeit their privileges. If we stand at all, it is by faith; we are guilty and helpless in ourselves, and are to be humble, watchful, afraid of self-deception, or of being overcome by temptation. Not only are we at first justified by faith, but kept to the end in that justified state by faith only; yet, by a faith which is not alone, but which worketh by love to God and man.
Study Bible
The Ingrafting of the Gentiles
15For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 16If the first part of the dough is holy, so is the whole batch; if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17Now if some branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others to share in the nourishment of the olive root,…
Cross References
Numbers 15:18
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you enter the land where I bring you,

Nehemiah 10:37
We will also bring the first of our dough, our contributions, the fruit of every tree, the new wine and the oil to the priests at the chambers of the house of our God, and the tithe of our ground to the Levites, for the Levites are they who receive the tithes in all the rural towns.

Ezekiel 44:30
"The first of all the first fruits of every kind and every contribution of every kind, from all your contributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the first of your dough to cause a blessing to rest on your house.

Romans 8:23
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Treasury of Scripture

For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

if the first-fruit.

Exodus 22:29 You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe fruits, and of …

Exodus 23:16,19 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which …

Leviticus 23:10 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you be come …

Numbers 15:17-21 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying…

Deuteronomy 18:4 The first fruit also of your corn, of your wine, and of your oil, …

Deuteronomy 26:10 And now, behold, I have brought the first fruits of the land, which …

Nehemiah 10:35-37 And to bring the first fruits of our ground, and the first fruits …

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of …

Ezekiel 44:30 And the first of all the first fruits of all things, and every oblation …

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …

Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. …

and if.

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild …

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then …

1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving …

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