28 For he will make his account, and gather it into a [a]short sum with righteousness: for the Lord will make a short count in the earth.

29 (A)And as Isaiah said before, Except the Lord of [b]hosts had left us a [c]seed, we had been made as Sodom, and had been like to Gomorrah.

30 [d]What shall we say then? That the Gentiles which followed [e]not righteousness, have attained unto righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:28 God purposeth to bring the unkind and unthankful people to an extreme fewness.
  2. Romans 9:29 Armies, by which word the chiefest power that is, is given to God.
  3. Romans 9:29 Even a very few.
  4. Romans 9:30 The declaration and manifestation of our election, is our calling apprehended by faith, as it came to pass in the Gentiles.
  5. Romans 9:30 So then, the Gentiles had no works to prepare and procure God’s mercy beforehand: and as for that, that the Gentiles attained to that which they sought not for, the mercy of God is to be thanked for it: and in that the Jews attained not that which they sought after, they can thank none for it but themselves, because they sought it not aright.

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