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The People of the Kingdom

(Category 15 of 16)


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CHAPTER 11 References

1 aJer. 46:28
b1 Sam. 12:22
c2 Cor. 11:22
2 a[Rom. 8:29] 3 a1 Kin.
19:10, 14
4 a1 Kin. 19:18
5 aRom. 9:27
6 aRom. 4:4
1NU omits the
rest of v. 6.
7 aRom. 9:31
b2 Cor. 3:14
8 aIs. 29:10, 13
bDeut. 29:3, 4
9 aPs. 69:22,
11 aIs. 42:6, 7
bRom. 10:19

Israel’s Rejection Not Total


1 I say then, ahas God cast away His people? bCertainly not! For cI also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2 God has not cast away His people whom aHe foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying,
3 a“LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”?
4 But what does the divine response say to him? a“I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”
5 aEven so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
6 And aif by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. 1But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
7 What then? aIsrael has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were bblinded.
8 Just as it is written:

a“God has given them a spirit of stupor, bEyes that they should not see And ears that they should not hear, To this very day.”

9 And David says:

a“Let their table become a snare and a trap, A stumbling block and a recompense to them.
10 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, And bow down their back always.”

Israel’s Rejection Not Final

11 I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But athrough their 1fall, to provoke them to bjealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.

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ROMANS 11:12

12 Now if their 1fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!
13 For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as aI am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and asave some of them.
15 For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be abut life from the dead?
16 For if athe firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
17 And if asome of the branches were broken off, band you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and 1fatness of the olive tree,
18 ado not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.
19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.”
20 Well said. Because of aunbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear.
21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.
22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, 1goodness, aif you continue in His goodness. Otherwise byou also will be cut off.
23 And they also, aif they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be awise in your own 1opinion, that bblindness in part has happened to Israel cuntil the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
26 And so all Israel will be 1saved, as it is written:

a“The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
27 For athis is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”

28 Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concern-

12 1trespass
13 aActs 9:15;
14 a1 Cor. 9:22
15 a[Is.
26:16–19] 16 aLev. 23:10
17 aJer. 11:16
b[Eph. 2:12] 1richness
18 a[1 Cor.
10:12] 20 aHeb. 3:19
22 a1 Cor. 15:2
b[John 15:2] 1NU adds of
23 a[2 Cor.
3:16] 25 aRom. 12:16
b2 Cor. 3:14
cLuke 21:24
26 aIs. 59:20,
21 1Or delivered
27 aIs. 27:9
28 aDeut. 7:8;
29 aNum.
30 a[Eph. 2:2] 32 a[Gal. 3:22] 1shut them all
up in
34 aIs. 40:13;
Jer. 23:18 bJob
35 aJob 41:11
36 aHeb. 2:10
bHeb. 13:21

CHAPTER 12 References
1 a2 Cor.
10:1–4 bHeb.
10:18, 20
2 a1 John 2:15
bEph. 4:23
c[1 Thess. 4:3] 3 aGal. 2:9
bProv. 25:27
c[Eph. 4:7] 4 a1 Cor.
5 a[1 Cor.
10:17] 6 a[John 3:27] bActs 11:27
7 aEph. 4:11
8 aActs 15:32
b[Matt. 6:1–3] c[Acts 20:28] d2 Cor. 9:7
9 a1 Tim. 1:5
bPs. 34:14

ing the election they are abeloved for the sake of the fathers.
29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocablea.
30 For as you awere once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience,
31 even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.
32 For God has 1committed them aall to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

34 “For who has known the amind of the LORD? Or bwho has become His counselor?”
35 “Ora who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?”
36 For aof Him and through Him and to Him are all things, bto whom be glory forever. Amen.

Living Sacrifices to God


1 I abeseech1 you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies ba living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your 2reasonable service.
2 And ado not be conformed to this world, but bbe transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may cprove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Serve God with Spiritual Gifts

3 For I say, athrough the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, bnot to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt cto each one a measure of faith.
4 For aas we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,
5 so awe, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is agiven to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us bprophesy in proportion to our faith;
7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; ahe who teaches, in teaching;
8 ahe who exhorts, in exhortation; bhe who gives, with liberality; che who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, dwith cheerfulness.

Behave Like a Christian

9 aLet love be without hypocrisy. bAbhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.

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10 aBe kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, bin honor giving preference to one another;
11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
12 arejoicing in hope, bpatient1 in tribulation, ccontinuing steadfastly in prayer;
13 adistributing to the needs of the saints, bgiven1 to hospitality.
14 aBless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15 aRejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
16 aBe of the same mind toward one another. bDo not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 aRepay no one evil for evil. bHave1 regard for good things in the sight of all men.
18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, alive peaceably with all men.
19 Beloved, ado not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, b“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
20 Therefore

a“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but aovercome evil with good.

10 aHeb. 13:1
bPhil. 2:3
12 aLuke 10:20
bLuke 21:19
cLuke 18:1
13 a1 Cor. 16:1
b1 Tim. 3:2
1Lit. pursuing
14 a[Matt.
5:44] 15 a[1 Cor.
12:26] 16 a[Phil. 2:2;
4:2] bJer. 45:5
17 a[Matt.
5:39] b2 Cor.
8:21 1Or Provide
18 aHeb. 12:14
19 aLev. 19:18
bDeut. 32:35
20 aProv.
25:21, 22
21 a[Rom.
12:1, 2] CHAPTER 13
1 a1 Pet. 2:13
2 a[Titus 3:1] 1Lit. receive
3 a1 Pet. 2:14
5 aEccl. 8:2
b[1 Pet. 2:13,
19] 7 aMatt. 22:21
8 a[Gal. 5:13,
14] 9 aEx.
Deut. 5:17–21
bLev. 19:18
1NU omits
“You shall not
bear false
10 a[Matt.
7:12; 22:39,
40] 11 a[1 Cor.
15:34] 12 aEph. 5:11
b[Eph. 6:11,
13] 13 aPhil. 4:8
bProv. 23:20
c[1 Cor. 6:9] dJames 3:14
14 aGal. 3:27
b[Gal. 5:16]

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The LORD’s Goodness to the Faithful

A Psalm of David.

1 I WILL praise You with my whole heart; aBefore the gods I will sing praises to You.
2 aI will worship btoward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have cmagnified Your word above all Your name.
3 In the day when I cried out,You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.

4 aAll the kings of the earth shall praise You, O LORD, When they hear the words of Your mouth.

PSALM 138 References

1 aPs. 119:46
2 aPs. 28:2
b1 Kin. 8:29
cIs. 42:21
4 aPs. 102:15
6 a[Ps.
113:4–7] bProv. 3:34;
[Is. 57:15];
Luke 1:48;
[James 4:6;
1 Pet. 5:5] 7 a[Ps. 23:3, 4] 8 aPs. 57:2;
[Phil. 1:6] bJob 10:3, 8

5 Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, For great is the glory of the LORD.
6 aThough the LORD is on high, Yet bHe regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.

7 aThough I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
8 aThe LORD will 1perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; bDo not forsake the works of Your hands.




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