New International Version
Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
King James Bible
For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Darby Bible Translation
For as indeed *ye* [also] once have not believed in God, but now have been objects of mercy through the unbelief of *these*;
World English Bible
For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,
Young's Literal Translation
for as ye also once did not believe in God, and now did find kindness by the unbelief of these:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For as ye in times past - The apostle pursues his argument in favor of the restoration of the Jews. As ye, Gentiles, in times past - for many ages back.
Have not believed - Were in a state of alienation from God, yet not so as to be totally and for ever excluded,
Have now obtained mercy - For ye are now taken into the kingdom of the Messiah; through their unbelief - by that method which, in destroying the Jewish peculiarity, and fulfilling the Abrahamic covenant, has occasioned the unbelief and obstinate opposition of the Jews.
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believed. or, obeyed. obtained.
LibraryJune 19. "Who Hath First Given to Him, and it Shall be Recompensed unto Him Again" (Rom. xi. 35).
"Who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again" (Rom. xi. 35). The Christian women of the world have it in their power, by a very little sacrifice, to add millions to the treasury of the Lord. Beloved sisters, have you found the joy of sacrifice for Jesus? Have you given up something that you might give it to Him? Are you giving your substance to Jesus? He will take it, and He will give you a thousandfold more. I should rather be connected with a work founded on great sacrifice …
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for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God's mercy to you.
and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written: "Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing the praises of your name."
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed?
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