Romans 11:2
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English Standard Version
God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?

King James Bible
God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

American Standard Version
God did not cast off his people which he foreknew. Or know ye not what the scripture saith of Elijah? how he pleadeth with God against Israel:

Douay-Rheims Bible
God hath not cast away his people, which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture saith of Elias; how he calleth on God against Israel?

English Revised Version
God did not cast off his people which he foreknew. Or wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elijah? how he pleadeth with God against Israel,

Webster's Bible Translation
God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know ye not what the scripture saith of Elijah? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

Weymouth New Testament
God has not cast off His People whom He knew beforehand. Or are you ignorant of what Scripture says in speaking of Elijah--how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Foreknew

See on Romans 8:29.

Or (ἢ)

Compare Romans 6:3; Romans 7:1. Confirming what precedes by presenting the only alternative in the cave. Or is omitted in the A.V.

Wot ye not (οὐκ οἴδατε)

Why should the Revisers have retained the obsolete wot here, when they have rendered elsewhere, know ye not? See Romans 6:16; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 5:6, 1 Corinthians 6:2, etc. The phrase indicates that this cannot be thought of as true.

Of Elias (ἐν Ἡλίᾳ)

Wrong; though Rev. has retained it: of Elijah, with in in margin; probably in order to avoid the awkward circumlocution in the passage treating of Elijah, or the ambiguous in Elijah. See on in the bush, Mark 12:26. Thucydides (i. 9) says: "Homer, in 'The handing down of the sceptre,' said," etc.; i.e., in the passage describing the transmission of the sceptre in the second book of the Iliad. A common form of quotation in the rabbinical writings. The passage cited is 1 Kings 19:10, 1 Kings 19:14.

He maketh intercession (ἐντυγχάνει)

See on Romans 8:26. Rev., pleadeth.

Romans 11:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

which he foreknew.

Romans 8:29,30 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

Romans 9:6,23 Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel...

Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord...

Acts 15:18 Known to God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

Wot.

Genesis 44:15 And Joseph said to them, What deed is this that you have done? know you not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

Exodus 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron...

Acts 3:17 And now, brothers, I know that through ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers.

Acts 7:40 Saying to Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt...

Philippians 1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.

of Elias? Gr. in Elias? Or, by Elias; [en,] corresponding to the Hebrew [bet,] not infrequently having this signification.

See

Nehemiah 9:30 Yet many years did you forbear them, and testified against them by your spirit in your prophets: yet would they not give ear...

Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

1 Corinthians 6:2 Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you...

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,

how he maketh. Or 'how he addresses God respecting Israel;' [kata] having frequently this meaning. (See

1 Corinthians 15:15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up...

.)

Numbers 16:15 And Moses was very wroth, and said to the LORD, Respect not you their offering: I have not taken one donkey from them...

Jeremiah 18:19-23 Give heed to me, O LORD, and listen to the voice of them that contend with me...

John 4:1-3,11 When therefore the LORD knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John...

Cross References
Psalm 94:14
For the LORD will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage;

Jeremiah 31:37
Thus says the LORD: "If the heavens above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth below can be explored, then I will cast off all the offspring of Israel for all that they have done, declares the LORD."

Mark 12:26
And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?

Romans 6:16
Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Romans 8:29
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

1 Corinthians 8:3
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

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