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Romans 11:32


has shut up all to disobedience, that he might have mercy on all.
Romans 11:32

Context / meaning

Romans 11 [25.] For I don’t desire you to be ignorant, brothers,[e] of this mystery, so that you won’t be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written,

“There will come out of Zion the Deliverer,
and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
This is my covenant to them,
when I will take away their sins.”[f]

Romans 11 [28.] Concerning the Good News, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sake. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience, even so these also have now been disobedient, that by the mercy shown to you they may also obtain mercy. For God has shut up all to disobedience, that he might have mercy on all.

Romans 11 [33.] Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!

Romans 11 [34.] “For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”[g]

Romans 11 [35.] “Or who has first given to him,
and it will be repaid to him again?”[h]

Romans 11 [36.] For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever! Amen.


e. Romans 11:25 The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”
f. Romans 11:27 Isaiah 59:20-21; 27:9; Jeremiah 31:33-34.
g. Romans 11:34 Isaiah 40:13.
h. Romans 11:35 Job 41:11.

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