The end which God had in view, in suffering the Jews to stumble and fall, was not their destruction, but rather the salvation of the Gentiles; and especially not the destruction of "all" of them, blindness had only happened "in part" to them; for there was a remnant among them according to the election of grace, which should be saved; a chosen number, which obtained life and righteousness by Christ; yea, a fulness of them, how small soever their number might be now, which should be brought in; and still less that they should always continue in this sad condition, their unbelief had brought them into; for the time would come, when there would be a receiving of them as life from the dead, when all Israel should be saved. (1-10) God overruled their unbelief for making the Gentiles partakers of gospel privileges. But by their transgression salvation has come … and so it is an objection of the same kind with ( Romans 11:1 ) ; or since they have stumbled, and have thereby fell into a forlorn and miserable condition, are they always to continue in it, as the last clause in the above cited passage suggests? 11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious." International Bible Lesson Commentary Romans 11:11 … ( Leviticus 19:14 ) , and can he be excused from cruelty, and rejoicing at the misery of others? (33-36) or is their stumbling permitted, that they should "all" fall through unbelief, and be cast away? (22-32) A solemn adoring of the wisdom, goodness, and justice of God. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. God forbid - By no means; see Romans 11:1. In Romans 11, Paul concludes his exploration of God's plan for His chosen people Israel. &c.] This is an objection, which the apostle takes from the mouth of an adversary; and the purport of it is, you say that the people of the Jews being blind, have stumbled at Christ and his Gospel, as was prophesied of them, and to which they were appointed; pray what were God's view and end in this? It's true that as a nation, Israel has rejected faith in Christ, but a remnant of Israelites has believed in Jesus. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Commentary website along with the International Bible Lesson that you may want to read to your class as part of your Bible study. The word "fall" here refers to all their conduct and doom at the coming of the Messiah, and in the breaking up of their establishment as a nation. Paul engages us by sharing how the Lord would do greater things through Israel upon her warm response. Paul engages us by sharing how the Lord would do greater things through Israel upon her warm response. May it never be! As concerning the Gospel they are enemies for your sakes--that is, they are regarded and treated as enemies (in a state of exclusion through unbelief, from the family of God) for the benefit of you Gentiles; in the sense of Romans 11:11 Romans 11:15. but as touching, the election- … 11:11-21 The gospel is the greatest riches of every place where it is. Proud member (11-21) The Gentiles cautioned against pride and unbelief, The Jews shall be called as a nation, and brought into God's visible covenant again. λῶσαι αὐτοὺς, Reader, see that you also be provoked, by every means whatever, to jealousy; you will thus in no ordinary degree be strong in grace. God forbid - By no means; see Romans 11:1. Well, let’s look at verse 11. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. And at present there appeared nothing ill in view, but rather through their fall, salvation is come unto the Gentiles. Salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? The first thing he begins to speak of is that future restoration. The rejection of the Jews is not universal. Salem Media Group. if it be so, is not this doing himself, what he forbids others, namely, "to put a stumblingblock before the blind?" I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. As concerning the Gospel they are enemies for your sakes--that is, they are regarded and treated as enemies (in a state of exclusion through unbelief, from the family of God) for the benefit of you Gentiles; in the sense of Romans 11:11 Romans 11:15. but as touching, the election- … Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved. of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles, how much more their fulness? That is, the Gospel; which is sometimes called salvation, the Gospel of our salvation, the word of "salvation"; because it is a declaration of salvation by Christ, and is the power of God unto it; or a means made effectual by the power of God to convince persons, both of their need, and of the worth of it, and also a means of the application of it to them, by the Spirit of God: now this came to the Gentiles by the ministry of the apostles, according to the orders and command of Christ; and that through the fall of the Jews, their unbelief and rejection of the Messiah; for the Gospel was first preached to them, but they contradicting and blaspheming it, the apostles turned to the Gentiles, and preached it to them, as the Lord had commanded them: and thus they came to be acquainted with the doctrine of salvation by a crucified Christ, and to have it powerfully applied to their souls by the Spirit of God; when salvation might be said to "come" to them, in such sense as our Lord says it did to Zacchaeus and his house, ( Luke 19:9 ) : and another end is to be answered hereby; which is. `` all '' fall through unbelief, but rather through their fall - By no means ; Romans. 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