Now if the fall of them be
the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are
my flesh, and might save some of them.
For if the casting away of them be
the reconciling of the world, what shall
the receiving of them be
, but life from the dead?
For if the firstfruit be
holy, the lump is
: and if the root be
holy, so are
And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.