Rom 11:7-24

7What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened,8as it is written, “God gave them a sluggish spirit, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day.”9And David says, “Let their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them;10let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and keep their backs forever bent.”The Salvation of the Gentiles 11So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means! But through their stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous.12Now if their stumbling means riches for the world, and if their defeat means riches for Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean!13Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry14in order to make my own people jealous, and thus save some of them.15For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead!16If the part of the dough offered as first fruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; and if the root is holy, then the branches also are holy.17But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,18do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember that it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you.19You will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.”20That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe.21For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps he will not spare you.22Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.23And even those of Israel, if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again.24For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree.