Mercy (Rom 11:31)

“They have now been disobedient

In order that

By the mercy

Shown to you,

They also may

Receive mercy.”

οὕτως καὶ οὗτοι νῦν ἠπείθησαν τῷ ὑμετέρῳ ἐλέει ἵνα καὶ αὐτοὶ νῦν ἐλεηθῶσιν.

Paul said that the Jewish people have now been disobedient (οὕτως καὶ οὗτοι νῦν ἠπείθησαν) in order that by the mercy shown to you (τῷ ὑμετέρῳ ἐλέει), they also may receive mercy (ἵνα καὶ αὐτοὶ νῦν ἐλεηθῶσιν).  These Jewish disobedient people made it possible for God to show mercy to these gentile Christians.  However, these Jewish people may also receive mercy from God, just as the gentiles had received mercy from God.  It was not a zero-sum game.  God could be merciful to both the Jewish Christians and the gentile Christians.  How merciful is God?

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