Bible: Romans 11:11-16

11:11 I ask then, they did not stumble into an irrevocable fall, 1  did they? Absolutely not! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make Israel 2  jealous. 11:12 Now if their transgression means riches for the world and their defeat means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full restoration 3  bring?

11:13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Seeing that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, 11:14 if somehow I could provoke my people to jealousy and save some of them. 11:15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 11:16 If the first portion 4  of the dough offered is holy, then the whole batch is holy, and if the root is holy, so too are the branches. 5 

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