(A)But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

What then? (B)Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest (C)were hardened, as it is written,

(D)“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
    (E)eyes that would not see
    and ears that would not hear,
down to this very day.”

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