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17 Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them and participated in[a] the richness of the olive root, 18 do not boast over the branches. But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 Then you will say, “The branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted![b] They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear! 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps he will not spare you. 22 Notice therefore the kindness and harshness of God—harshness toward those who have fallen, but[c] God’s kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness;[d] otherwise you also will be cut off.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 11:17 tn Grk “became a participant of.”
  2. Romans 11:20 tn Grk “well!”, an adverb used to affirm a statement. It means “very well,” “you are correct.”
  3. Romans 11:22 tn Greek emphasizes the contrast between these two clauses more than can be easily expressed in English.
  4. Romans 11:22 tn Grk “if you continue in (the) kindness.”

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