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And if it [a] is by grace, it is no longer by works. Otherwise the grace becomes grace no longer.

But The Rest Were Hardened By God

Therefore what? This[b] which Israel is seeking-for, it did not obtain. But the chosen[c] obtained it, and the rest were hardened, just as it has been written: “God gave them a spirit of stupor [Isa 29:10], eyes that they may not see and ears that they may not hear, until this very day” [Deut 29:4].

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  1. Romans 11:6 That is, the choosing.
  2. Romans 11:7 That is, this righteousness and life; this relationship with God.
  3. Romans 11:7 Lit, the choosing, an abstract term for the whole group of those chosen.

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