3 “Lord, athey have killed Your prophets, they have torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life.”
“aGod gave them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes to see not and ears to hear not,
Down to this very day.”
“aLet their table become a snare and a trap,
And a stumbling block and a retribution to them.
10 “aLet their eyes be darkened to see not,
And bend their backs forever.”
13 But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as aI am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
16 If the afirst piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too.
18 do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that ait is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.
19 aYou will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.”
23 And they also, aif they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
24 For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?
25 For aI do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this bmystery—so that you will not be cwise in your own estimation—that a partial dhardening has happened to Israel until the efullness of the Gentiles has come in;
“aThe Deliverer will come from Zion,
He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.”
bWhen I take away their sins.”
32 For aGod has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.
34 For awho has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor?
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