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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Romans 11:4-6

Romans 11:4-6. But what saith the answer Recollect the answer which God gave to this doleful complaint; I have reserved to myself To maintain my honour and true worship, I have preserved by my providence and grace not fewer than seven thousand; who have not bowed the knee to Baal Nor to the golden calves, nor complied with any of those idolatrous rites which have been established by iniquitous laws. Even so at this present time As it was then, so it is now; bad as this generation of... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Romans 11:1-24

Salvation sent to the Gentiles (11:1-24)All the above does not mean that God has totally rejected his people Israel. The fact that Paul has received salvation is proof that he has not (11:1). Just as in Elijah’s time there was a minority in Israel who did not turn away from God, so too in Paul’s time there is a minority whom God owns as his (2-5). These are God’s people not because of their good works, but because of God’s grace (6). They are few in number, but they have obtained the... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Romans 11:5

at . App-104 . time . See Romans 3:26 . remnant . Greek. leimma. Only here. Compare Romans 9:27 . according to . App-104 . election . See Romans 9:11 . grace . See Romans 1:5 . App-184 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Romans 11:5

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.See Lard's quotation under preceding verse. The wretched apostasy under Ahab was a fit illustration of that same Israel (after the flesh) which in Paul's day had not merely murdered the prophets, but the Christ, and had made the temple a den of thieves and robbers, who had decided to kill the true King and take his inheritance for themselves, and who, after the resurrection of the Lord, bribed witnesses... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Romans 11:5

5. Even so at this present time—"in this present season"; this period of Israel's rejection. (See :-, Greek). there is—"there obtains," or "hath remained" a remnant according to the election of grace—"As in Elijah's time the apostasy of Israel was not so universal as it seemed to be, and as he in his despondency concluded it to be, so now, the rejection of Christ by Israel is not so appalling in extent as one would be apt to think: There is now, as there was then, a faithful remnant; not... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Romans 11:1-10

1. Israel’s rejection not total 11:1-10The first pericope gives hope for the future by showing that even now some Jews believe. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Romans 11:5

Likewise in Paul’s day and today there are believing Jews who constitute a remnant among the physical descendants of Jacob. By referring to God’s gracious choice, Paul identified the real reason for the presence of a remnant. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Romans 11:1-36

Israel’s Rejection not final. A Warning to the GentilesIn this chapter St. Paul brings to an end his great exposition of God’s dealings with the Jews. He has shown in Romans 9 that God is free to choose or reject individuals or nations as the instruments of His purpose; and, in Romans 10, that the Jews have deserved their rejection. Now he declares that, in spite of all this, God has not. cast off His ancient people. He has seen fit, in His mercy, to preserve a portion of them faithful to His... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Romans 11:5-6

(5, 6) As there was a remnant then, so also is there a remnant now. That there should be so is due not to any human merit on the part of those exempted from the fate of their nation, but to the spontaneous act of the divine grace selecting them from the rest. These two things,” grace” and “works,” really exclude each other.The Apostle reverts somewhat parenthetically, and because his mind is full of the thought, to his idea of Romans 9:11-16. We have here also a break in the train of argument.... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Romans 11:1-36

The Doctrine of Election Romans 11:5 The argument of the three chapters of the Epistle to the Romans, the reading of which we conclude this morning, is one of the most difficult of the Bible. It suggests problems concerning the moral government of God which perplex, if they do not appal, the mind which entertains them. I. Now it was one of those deep problems that confronted the mind of St Paul when he had surrendered to the victorious Christ and had been received into the fellowship of His... read more

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