Romans 11:7
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English Standard Version
What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened,

King James Bible
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

American Standard Version
What then? that which Israel seeketh for, that he obtained not; but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened:

Douay-Rheims Bible
What then? That which Israel sought, he hath not obtained: but the election hath obtained it; and the rest have been blinded.

English Revised Version
What then? That which Israel seeketh for, that he obtained not; but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened:

Webster's Bible Translation
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

Weymouth New Testament
How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened.

Romans 11:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Obtained (ἐπετυχεν)

The simple verb τυγχάνω means originally to hit the mark; hence to fall in with, light upon, attain.

The election (ἡ ἐκλογὴ)

Abstract for concrete. Those elected; like ἡ περιτομή the circumcision for those uncircumcised (Ephesians 2:11. Compare τὴν κατατομήν the concision, Philippians 3:3).

Were blinded (ἐπωρώθησαν)

Rev., correctly, hardened, though the word is used of blindness when applied to the eyes, as Job 17:7, Sept. See on hardness, Mark 3:5. Compare σκληρύνει hardeneth, Romans 9:18.

Romans 11:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

What then?

Romans 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

1 Corinthians 10:19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

Philippians 1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice...

Israel.

Romans 9:31,32 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness...

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call on me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Hebrews 12:17 For you know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance...

but the election. That is, the elect, the abstract being used for the concrete. So the Jews or the circumcised people, are called Israel, or the circumcision.

Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Romans 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose...

Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared to glory,

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord...

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

and the rest.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes...

Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Matthew 13:14,15 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand...

John 12:40 He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart...

2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same veil not taken away in the reading of the old testament...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth...

blinded. or, hardened. See on

Romans 9:18 Therefore has he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardens.

Cross References
Mark 6:52
for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

Romans 9:18
So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

Romans 9:31
but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law.

Romans 10:3
For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

Romans 11:25
Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.

Ephesians 4:18
They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

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