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Romans 11:30

    Romans 11:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For as ye in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For as you, in time past, were not under the rule of God, but now have got mercy through their turning away,

    Webster's Revision

    For as ye in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,

    World English Bible

    For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For as ye in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 11:30

    For as ye in times past - The apostle pursues his argument in favor of the restoration of the Jews. As ye, Gentiles, in times past - for many ages back.

    Have not believed - Were in a state of alienation from God, yet not so as to be totally and for ever excluded,

    Have now obtained mercy - For ye are now taken into the kingdom of the Messiah; through their unbelief - by that method which, in destroying the Jewish peculiarity, and fulfilling the Abrahamic covenant, has occasioned the unbelief and obstinate opposition of the Jews.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 11:30

    For as ye - You who were Gentiles.

    In times past - Before the gospel was preached. This refers to the former idolatrous and sinful state of the pagan world; compare Ephesians 2:2; Acts 14:16.

    Have not believed God - Or have not obeyed God. This was the character of all the pagan nations.

    Yet have now obtained mercy - Have been pardoned and admitted to the favor of God.

    Through their unbelief - By means of the unbelief and rejection of the Jews; see the note at Romans 11:11.