Romans 11:28
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New International Version
As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,

New Living Translation
Many of the people of Israel are now enemies of the Good News, and this benefits you Gentiles. Yet they are still the people he loves because he chose their ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

English Standard Version
As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers.

Berean Study Bible
Regarding the gospel, they are enemies on your account; but regarding election, they are loved on account of the patriarchs.

Berean Literal Bible
For as regards the gospel, they are enemies on account of you; but as regards election, beloved on account of the patriarchs.

New American Standard Bible
From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;

King James Bible
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Regarding the gospel, they are enemies for your advantage, but regarding election, they are loved because of the patriarchs,

International Standard Version
As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake, but as far as election is concerned, they are loved for the sake of their ancestors.

NET Bible
In regard to the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers.

New Heart English Bible
Concerning the Good News, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are loved for the fathers' sake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they are enemies in The Gospel for your sake, and in The Election they are beloved because of The Patriarchs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Good News made the Jewish people enemies because of you. But by God's choice they are loved because of their ancestors.

New American Standard 1977
From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So that, as concerning the gospel, I have them for enemies for your sakes; but as touching the election of God, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.

King James 2000 Bible
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.

American King James Version
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.

American Standard Version
As touching the gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers'sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are most dear for the sake of the fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
As regards the glad tidings, [they are] enemies on your account; but as regards election, beloved on account of the fathers.

English Revised Version
As touching the gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as concerning the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.

Weymouth New Testament
In relation to the Good News, the Jews are God's enemies for your sakes; but in relation to God's choice they are dearly loved for the sake of their forefathers.

World English Bible
Concerning the Good News, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake.

Young's Literal Translation
As regards, indeed, the good tidings, they are enemies on your account; and as regards the choice -- beloved on account of the fathers;
Study Bible
All Israel Shall Be Saved
27And this is My covenant with them when I take away their sins.” 28Regarding the gospel, they are enemies on your account; but regarding election, they are loved on account of the patriarchs. 29For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:8
but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 10:15
"Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.

Romans 5:10
For if, when we were enemies of God, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!

Romans 9:5
Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them proceeds the human descent of Christ, who is God over all, forever worthy of praise! Amen.
Treasury of Scripture

As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.

are enemies.

Romans 11:11,30 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: …

Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, …

Acts 13:45,46 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, …

Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their …

Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, …

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

but.

Romans 11:7 What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the …

Isaiah 41:8,9 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed …

are beloved.

Genesis 26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and …

Genesis 28:14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread …

Leviticus 26:40-42 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, …

Deuteronomy 4:31 (For the LORD your God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake you, …

Deuteronomy 7:7,8 The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you …

Deuteronomy 8:18 But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is he that gives …

Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, …

Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he …

Psalm 105:8-11 He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded …

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you …

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which …

Luke 1:54,68-75 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy…

(28) The real position of the Jews is this: They have been suffered to fall into a state of estrangement in order to make room for the Gentiles. But this does not abrogate God's original choice of them. They are still His beloved people, for the sake of their forefathers, the patriarchs, if not for their own.

Verses 28, 29. - As touching the gospel indeed (with regard to acceptance of the gospel now) they are enemies for your sakes (for their having become God's enemies by rejecting and opposing it has been the occasion of your having been now called in): but as touching the election (God's original choice of Israel to be his people. Ἐκλογὴ here cannot well have a concrete sense, as in ver. 7), they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts (χαρίσματα, meaning "free gifts," or "gifts of grace;" the word used to denote the special gifts of the Holy Ghost showered after Pentecost in the apostolic Church; but expressing generally, as here, whatever God, of his own good will, grants freely) and the calling of God are without repentance (i.e. unrepented of by him and irrevocable; cf. Numbers 23:19, 20; also 1 Samuel 15:29). This denial of anthropopathy in God is asserted as a general truth, to be applied to his calling of "the fathers," i.e. the patriarchs, and their seed after them, to be his people. It is true that, as is shown in ch. 4, there is a spiritual seed of Abraham, not necessarily of the house of Israel, to whom the promises in their ultimate scope were to be fulfilled; but the apostle regards it as impossible that the promises made primarily to the chosen people themselves should be revoked or fail of eventual fulfilment to them. As concerning the Gospel,.... Whereas it might be objected to the call and conversion of the Jews, their implacable enmity to the Gospel, the apostle replies, by granting, that with respect to that,

they were enemies to God and Christ, to the Gospel, and the ministers of it, and particularly to the apostle:

for your sakes; the Gentiles, to whom it was preached, and by whom it was received, and which greatly irritated and provoked the Jews; or the sense is, that they were suffered to reject the Gospel, and treat it with hatred and virulence, that by this means it might be taken away from them, and carried to the Gentiles; so that the present enmity of the Jews to the Gospel, turned to the advantage of the Gentiles, and should not hinder the future conversion of God's elect among them in the latter day:

but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes; as many of them as belong to the election of grace, are beloved of God; and will appear to be so, when they are called by grace, as they will be, for the confirming of the promises concerning their future restoration made unto their fathers; not one of which shall ever fall to the ground, or they be deprived of any gifts and blessings of grace, which God has purposed for them, or promised to them, as is clear from what follows: 28, 29. As concerning the Gospel they are enemies for your sakes—that is, they are regarded and treated as enemies (in a state of exclusion through unbelief, from the family of God) for the benefit of you Gentiles; in the sense of Ro 11:11, 15.

but as touching, the election—of Abraham and his seed.

they are beloved—even in their state of exclusion for the fathers' sakes.11:22-32 Of all judgments, spiritual judgments are the sorest; of these the apostle is here speaking. The restoration of the Jews is, in the course of things, far less improbable than the call of the Gentiles to be the children of Abraham; and though others now possess these privileges, it will not hinder their being admitted again. By rejecting the gospel, and by their indignation at its being preached to the Gentiles, the Jews were become enemies to God; yet they are still to be favoured for the sake of their pious fathers. Though at present they are enemies to the gospel, for their hatred to the Gentiles; yet, when God's time is come, that will no longer exist, and God's love to their fathers will be remembered. True grace seeks not to confine God's favour. Those who find mercy themselves, should endeavour that through their mercy others also may obtain mercy. Not that the Jews will be restored to have their priesthood, and temple, and ceremonies again; an end is put to all these; but they are to be brought to believe in Christ, the true become one sheep-fold with the Gentiles, under Christ the Great Shepherd. The captivities of Israel, their dispersion, and their being shut out from the church, are emblems of the believer's corrections for doing wrong; and the continued care of the Lord towards that people, and the final mercy and blessed restoration intended for them, show the patience and love of God.
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