Romans 11:21
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New International Version
For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.

New Living Translation
For if God did not spare the original branches, he won't spare you either.

English Standard Version
For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.

New American Standard Bible
for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.

King James Bible
For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you either.

International Standard Version
For if God did not spare the natural branches, he certainly will not spare you, either.

NET Bible
For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps he will not spare you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if God did not show pity upon the natural branches, surely he will not show pity upon you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If God didn't spare the natural branches, he won't spare you, either.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that if God did not forgive the natural branches, neither shall he forgive thee.

King James 2000 Bible
For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also not spare you.

American King James Version
For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not you.

American Standard Version
for if God spared not the natural branches, neither will he spare thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if God hath not spared the natural branches, fear lest perhaps he also spare not thee.

Darby Bible Translation
if God indeed has not spared the natural branches; lest it might be he spare not thee either.

English Revised Version
for if God spared not the natural branches, neither will he spare thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not be puffed up with pride. Tremble rather--for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you.

World English Bible
for if God didn't spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.

Young's Literal Translation
for if God the natural branches did not spare -- lest perhaps He also shall not spare thee.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For if God spared not the natural branches,.... That is, executed his righteous judgments, inflicted due punishment upon the Jews, unchurched them, and stripped them of those privileges they enjoyed in a church state; who were the natural descendants of Abraham; were naturally, and as born into the world, in a national church state and in that national covenant God made with that people; to whom belonged a national adoption, in which sense they were the sons of God, his firstborn; they were chosen by him as a special and peculiar people, to very great favours and privileges; they were Christ's own, he came of them according to the flesh, and was particularly sent unto them, and ministered among them; wherefore, if, at last, God did not spare this people, though he had for a long time done it, but stirred up all his wrath against them, they disbelieving his Son, rejecting and despising the Messiah, and salvation by him, this should awaken the fear, care, and caution of the Gentiles in a church state, lest if they behave not well, he should deal in like manner with them:

take heed lest he also spare not thee; for whatever was done to the Jews in former or latter times, are written for the instruction and admonition of Gentiles; and the use they are to make thereof is, to be careful and cautious, lest by imbibing principles derogatory from the grace of God and glory of Christ, or by an unbecoming walk and conversation they provoke the Lord to unchurch them as he has done the Jews before them; and which they may the rather fear, since the Jews were the natural branches, and they formerly strangers and aliens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. For if God spared not the natural branches—sprung from the parent stem.

take heed lest he also spare not thee—a mere wild graft. The former might, beforehand, have been thought very improbable; but, after that, no one can wonder at the latter.

Romans 11:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Ingrafting of the Gentiles
20Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; 21for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either. 22Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God's kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.…
Cross References
Romans 11:20
Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble.

Romans 11:22
Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.
Treasury of Scripture

For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not you.

if God.

Romans 11:17,19 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild …

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, …

Jeremiah 25:29 For, see, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my …

Jeremiah 49:12 For thus said the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink …

1 Corinthians 10:1-12 Moreover, brothers, I would not that you should be ignorant, how …

2 Peter 2:4-9 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down …

Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, …

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