New Living Translation
So this is the situation: Most of the people of Israel have not found the favor of God they are looking for so earnestly. A few have--the ones God has chosen--but the hearts of 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
Darby Bible Translation
What is it then? What Israel seeks for, that he has not obtained; but the election has obtained, and the rest have been blinded,
World English Bible
What then? That which Israel seeks for, that he didn't obtain, but the chosen ones obtained it, and the rest were hardened.
Young's Literal Translation
What then? What Israel doth seek after, this it did not obtain, and the chosen did obtain, and the rest were hardened,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:7 What then - What is the conclusion from the whole? It is this: that Israel in general hath not obtained justification; but those of them only who believe. And the rest were blinded - By their own wilful prejudice.
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for they still didn't understand the significance of the miracle of the loaves. Their hearts were too hard to take it in.
So you see, God chooses to show mercy to some, and he chooses to harden the hearts of others so they refuse to listen.
But the people of Israel, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, never succeeded.
For they don't understand God's way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God's way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law.
I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:14
But the people's minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. And this veil can be removed only by believing in Christ.
Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.
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