Romans 11:2-4

God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying,

Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”?

But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

Answer 2 — God has foreknowledge and knew how Israel would respond, but He still made promises.

Answer 3 — God always preserves a remnant of believers (1 Kings 19:10, 14, 18).

“for Myself” — added to the original quote by Paul to emphasize God’s power and will in election.

cast away — Rejected, thrust from ones self.

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