And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them…
This teaches us —
1. To compassionate the outcasts of Israel.
2. To watch lest we also fall.
3. To reverence and magnify the goodness and severity of God.
4. To look for the recovery of God's ancient people.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;