Now if by grace,(A) then it is not by works; otherwise grace ceases to be grace.[a]

What then? Israel did not find what it was looking for,(B) but the elect did find it. The rest were hardened,(C) as it is written:

God gave them a spirit of insensitivity,[b]
eyes that cannot see
and ears that cannot hear,
to this day.(D)[c]

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  1. Romans 11:6 Other mss add But if of works it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
  2. Romans 11:8 Lit stupification
  3. Romans 11:8 Dt 29:4; Is 29:10

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