2. The Gentiles Saved
through Israel's Stumbling
11 I say then, Have they 1stumbled so as to fall? Absolutely not! But by their misstep salvation has come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.
12 But if their misstep has become riches for the world, and their loss, riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fullness be!
13 But I am speaking to you, the Gentiles. Inasmuch therefore as I am an apostle of the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry,
14 If perhaps I may provoke those of my flesh to jealousy and save some of them.
15 For if their being cast aside is the reconciliation of the world, what will their being received back be, if not life from the dead?
16 Now if the adough offered as the 1firstfruits is holy, the lump is also; and if the 1root is holy, the branches are also.
17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were 1grafted in among them and became a fellow partaker of the root of fatness of the 2aolive tree,
18 Do not boast against the branches; but if you boast, remember that it is not you who bear the root, but the root you.
19 You will say then, Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.
20 Rightly said: they were broken off because of aunbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be high-minded, but fear;
21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you.
22 Behold then the kindness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but on you, the akindness of God, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be bcut off.