Romans 11:6
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English Standard Version
But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

King James Bible
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

American Standard Version
But if it is by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if by grace, it is not now by works: otherwise grace is no more grace.

English Revised Version
But if it is by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Weymouth New Testament
But if it is in His grace that He has selected them, then His choice is no longer determined by human actions. Otherwise grace would be grace no longer.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Otherwise (ἐπεὶ )

Lit., since. Since, in that case.

Grace is no more, etc. (γίνεται)

Lit., becomes. No longer comes into manifestation as what it really is. "It gives up its specific character" (Meyer).

But if of works, etc.

The best texts omit to the end of the verse.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And if.

Romans 3:27,28 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No: but by the law of faith...

Romans 4:4,5 Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt...

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound...

Deuteronomy 9:4-6 Speak not you in your heart, after that the LORD your God has cast them out from before you, saying...

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace.

Ephesians 2:4-9 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration...

otherwise work. That is, it loses its character, or nature,--that of claiming reward as a matter of right.

Cross References
Luke 6:13
And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles:

Romans 4:4
Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

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