Romans 11:11-24 NIV

Ingrafted Branches

11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all!1 Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles2 to make Israel envious.3

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      12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles,4 how much greater riches will their fullness bring!

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          13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles,5 I make much of my ministry

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          14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy6 and save7 some of them.

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          15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation8 of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?9

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          16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits10 is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.

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          17 If some of the branches have been broken off,11 and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others12 and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,

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          18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.13

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          19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
          20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith.14 Do not be arrogant,15 but be afraid.16

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          21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
          22 Consider therefore the kindness17 and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue18 in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.19

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          23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.20

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          24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree,21 how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

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