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[a] If they were chosen by God’s kindness, they weren’t chosen because of anything they did. Otherwise, God’s kindness wouldn’t be kindness.

So what does all this mean? It means that Israel has never achieved what it has been striving for. However, those whom God has chosen have achieved it. The minds of the rest of Israel were closed, as Scripture says,

“To this day God has given them a spirit of deep sleep.
    Their eyes don’t see,
        and their ears don’t hear!”

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 11:6 Or “grace.”

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