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Romans 11:30

ESV For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience,
NIV Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
NASB For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,
CSB As you once disobeyed God but now have received mercy through their disobedience,
NLT Once, you Gentiles were rebels against God, but when the people of Israel rebelled against him, God was merciful to you instead.
KJV For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

What does Romans 11:30 mean?

Paul, still talking to the Gentile Christians, has warned them not to be arrogant and dismissive of the Jewish people who have rejected faith in Christ as the way to be righteous before God. He repeats a theme of this chapter, that the Gentiles were once disobedient to God, but those who trusted in Christ have received mercy from God. That mercy was available for a specific reason: Israel disobeyed the gospel; the people did not believe in Christ. God chose to apply His mercy to the Gentiles, in part, to encourage Israel to come back to God (Romans 11:11–14). Gentiles are no better than Jews, since both people have demonstrated disobedience to God.

Paul continues to urge the Gentile Christians to remain respectful of the Israelites; some of the Israelites will eventually share eternity with them as brothers and sisters in Christ. All who are saved are saved for the same reason: God's merciful and undeserved grace (Romans 3:10; 3:23).
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