I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.…
This is proved by —
I. THE KNOWN FACTS OF THEIR HISTORY — Paul and his companions in the faith.
II. THE SECRET OPERATIONS OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD — as exemplified in the case of Elias.
III. THE RESULTS TO BE ACHIEVED IN THE NATIONAL REJECTION OF ISRAEL.
1. The conversion of the Gentiles.
2. The consequent conversion of the Jews.
3. The completion of the redeeming purpose on earth.
IV. THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF GOD'S JUDGMENTS — the demonstration of His own glory.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.