But yet
Isaiah 1:9
If the LORD of hosts had not left us a few survivors, we should have been like Sodom, and become like Gomor'rah.
Isaiah 4:3
And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, every one who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem,
Isaiah 10:20-22
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In that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean upon him that smote them, but will lean upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
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A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God.
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For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will return. Destruction is decreed, overflowing with righteousness.
Matthew 24:22
And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
Mark 13:20
And if the Lord had not shortened the days, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
Romans 11:5
So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
Romans 11:6
But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
Romans 11:16-29
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If the dough offered as first fruits is holy, so is the whole lump; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
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But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree,
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do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you.
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You will say, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."
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That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe.
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For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.
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Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off.
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And even the others, if they do not persist in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again.
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For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree.
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Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in,
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and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, "The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob";
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"and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
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As regards the gospel they are enemies of God, for your sake; but as regards election they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers.
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For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.
substance
Job 14:7-9
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"For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease.
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Though its root grow old in the earth, and its stump die in the ground,
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yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth branches like a young plant.
so the holy
Isaiah 65:8
Thus says the LORD: "As the wine is found in the cluster, and they say, `Do not destroy it, for there is a blessing in it,' so I will do for my servants' sake, and not destroy them all.
Isaiah 65:9
I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah inheritors of my mountains; my chosen shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
Genesis 22:18
and by your descendants shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because you have obeyed my voice."
Ezra 9:2
For they have taken some of their daughters to be wives for themselves and for their sons; so that the holy race has mixed itself with the peoples of the lands. And in this faithlessness the hand of the officials and chief men has been foremost."
Malachi 2:15
Has not the one God made and sustained for us the spirit of life? And what does he desire? Godly offspring. So take heed to yourselves, and let none be faithless to the wife of his youth.
John 15:1-3
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"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
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Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
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You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you.
Romans 9:5
to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ. God who is over all be blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 11:5
So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
Romans 11:24
For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree.
Galatians 3:16-19
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Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, "And to offsprings," referring to many; but, referring to one, "And to your offspring," which is Christ.
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This is what I mean: the law, which came four hundred and thirty years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void.
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For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no longer by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.
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Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made; and it was ordained by angels through an intermediary.
Galatians 3:28-19
Galatians 3:29-19