New Living Translation
For if God did not spare the original branches, he won't spare you either.
King James Bible
For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Darby Bible Translation
if God indeed has not spared the natural branches; lest it might be he spare not thee either.
World English Bible
for if God didn't spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.
Young's Literal Translation
for if God the natural branches did not spare -- lest perhaps He also shall not spare thee.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:21 Be not highminded, but fear - We may observe, this fear is not opposed to trust, but to pride and security.
LibraryOf Holy virginity
Of Holy Virginity. [De Virginitate.] Translated by Rev. C. I. Cornish, M.A., of Exeter College, Oxford Retr. ii. 23. "After I had written on the Good of Marriage,' it was expected that I should write on Holy Virginity; and I did not delay to do so: and that it is God's gift, and how great a gift, and with what humility to be guarded, so far as I was able I set forth in one volume. This book begins," &c. c1. We lately put forth a book "of the Good of Marriage," in which also we admonished and admonish …
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.
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Epistle Xliii. To Eulogius and Anastasius, Bishops.
Yes, but remember--those branches were broken off because they didn't believe in Christ, and you are there because you do believe. So don't think highly of yourself, but fear what could happen.
Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in his kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off.
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