(1-10) God overruled their unbelief for making the Gentiles partakers of gospel privileges. or who was his counseller? of the root and fatness of the olive tree--the rich grace secured by covenant to the true seed of Abraham. These things are so directly contrary to each other that they cannot be blended together. New International Version (NIV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW, Isa 40:13, 14; Job 15:8; 36:22; Jer 23:18; 1Co 2:16, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Adventure Bible, Full Color Interior, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. 7-10. ", Romans 11:34 (NRSA) . Three confirmations of this now follow: two from the prophets, and a third from the Abrahamic covenant itself. God's Plan Gods Plan God's Will Thoughts The Mind imagination Gods Timing. It can only mean the ultimate ingathering of Israel as a nation, in contrast with the present "remnant." 31. (22-32) A solemn adoring of the wisdom, goodness, and justice of God. For who has known the mind of the Lord? And lest any should say that though Israel, as a nation, has no destiny at all under the Gospel, but as a people disappeared from the stage when the middle wall of partition was broken down, yet the Abrahamic covenant still endures in the spiritual seed of Abraham, made up of Jews and Gentiles in one undistinguished mass of redeemed men under the Gospel--the apostle, as if to preclude that supposition, expressly states that the very Israel who, as concerning the Gospel, are regarded as "enemies for the Gentiles' sakes," are "beloved for the fathers' sakes"; and it is in proof of this that he adds, "For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance." The general position here laid down is of vital importance: That there are but two possible sources of salvation--men's works, and God's grace; and that these are so essentially distinct and opposite, that salvation cannot be of any combination or mixture of both, but must be wholly either of the one or of the other.
Romans 11:34 (MSG)
Oh, the depth, &c.--The apostle now yields himself up to the admiring contemplation of the grandeur of that divine plan which he had sketched out. Verses 22-32 Of all judgments, spiritual judgments are the sorest; of these the apostle is here speaking. Romans 11:34 (SBLG) Who has been his counselor?'c. The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. The restoration of the Jews is, in the course of things, far less improbable than the call of the Gentiles to be the children of Abraham; and though others now possess these privileges, it will not hinder their being admitted again. Multitudes were made heirs of Abraham's faith, holiness and blessedness. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint." God hath--"did" not cast away his people--that is, wholly which he foreknew--On the word "foreknew," Wot--that is, "Know" ye not that the scripture saith of--literally, "in," that is, in the section which relates to Elias? Romans 11:34 (GW) 14. The Jews continued branches of this tree till, as a nation, they rejected the Messiah; after that, their relation to Abraham and to God was, as it were, cut off. The apostle adores the sovereignty of the Divine counsels. yet now have obtained mercy through--by occasion of their. Those who know most in this imperfect state, feel their own weakness most. And David saith--( Psalms 69:23 ), which in such a Messianic psalm must be meant of the rejecters of Christ. But we have the mind of Christ. The wild olive was often ingrafted into the fruitful one when it began to decay, and this not only brought forth fruit, but caused the decaying olive to revive and flourish. 36. No. "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?". But there is one doctrine that is never out of season. Jump to Previous. Therefore it is, that the Jews as a nation still survive, in spite of all the laws which, in similar circumstances, have either extinguished or destroyed the identity of other nations. As the scripture says, "Who knows the mind of the Lord? that blindness--"hardness" in part is happened to--"hath come upon" Israel--that is, hath come partially, or upon a portion of Israel.
. For who hath known the mind of the Lord?--See Job 15:8, Jeremiah 23:18. or who hath been his counsellor--See Isaiah 40:13 Isaiah 40:14. 31. 5. Cancel at any time. Such seeming redundancies are not unusual with our apostle). This is the "remnant, even at this present time, according to the election of grace," of which the apostle, in the first part of the chapter, had cited himself as one. Verses 1-10 There was a chosen remnant of believing Jews, who had righteousness and life by faith in Jesus Christ. 26, 27.
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