Romans 11:4
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English Standard Version
But what is God’s reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

King James Bible
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

American Standard Version
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But what saith the divine answer to him? I have left me seven thousand men, that have not bowed their knees to Baal.

English Revised Version
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

Webster's Bible Translation
But what saith the answer of God to him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

Weymouth New Testament
But what did God say to him in reply? "I have reserved for Myself 7,000 men who have never bent the knee to Baal."

Romans 11:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Answer (χρηματισμός)

Only here in the New Testament. For the kindred verb χρηματίζω warn, see on Matthew 2:12; see on Luke 2:26; see on Acts 10:22. Compare Romans 8:3. The word means an oracular answer. In the New Testament the verb is commonly rendered warn.

I have reserved (κατέλιπον)

Varying from both Septuagint and Hebrew. Heb., I will reserve; Sept., thou wilt leave.

To Baal (τῇ Βάαλ)

The feminine article is used with the name instead of the masculine (as in Septuagint in this passage). It occurs, however, in the Septuagint with both the masculine and the feminine article. Various reasons are given for the use of the feminine, some supposing an ellipsis, the image of Baal; others that the deity was conceived as bisexual; others that the feminine article represents the feminine noun ἡ αἰσχύνη shame Heb., bosheth, which was used as a substitute for Baal when this name became odious to the Israelites.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have reserved. See on

1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth which has not kissed him.

Baal.

Numbers 25:3 And Israel joined himself to Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

Deuteronomy 4:3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor...

Judges 2:13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

1 Kings 16:31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat...

2 Kings 10:19,20 Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting...

Jeremiah 19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I commanded not...

Hosea 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

Hosea 13:1 When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.

Zephaniah 1:4 I will also stretch out my hand on Judah, and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem...

Cross References
1 Kings 19:10
He said, "I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away."

1 Kings 19:18
Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him."

Isaiah 4:3
And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem,

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