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Nehemiah 9:31 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

31 However, in Your abundant compassion,
You did not destroy them or abandon them,
for You are a gracious and compassionate God.

Jeremiah 5:10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 Go up among her vineyard terraces and destroy them,
but do not finish them off.
Prune away her shoots,
for they do not belong to the Lord.

Jeremiah 5:18 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 “But even in those days”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“I will not finish you off.

Romans 11:1-7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Israel’s Rejection Not Total

11 I ask, then, has God rejected His people? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or don’t you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he pleads with God against Israel?

Lord, they have killed Your prophets
and torn down Your altars.
I am the only one left,
and they are trying to take my life![a]

But what was God’s reply to him? I have left 7,000 men for Myself who have not bowed down to Baal.[b] In the same way, then, there is also at the present time a remnant chosen by grace. Now if by grace, then it is not by works; otherwise grace ceases to be grace.[c]

What then? Israel did not find what it was looking for, but the elect did find it. The rest were hardened,

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 11:3 1Kg 19:10,14
  2. Romans 11:4 1Kg 19:18
  3. Romans 11:6 Other mss add But if of works it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

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