The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
ROM 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of
slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not
hear;) unto this day.
ROM 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap,
and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
ROM 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow
down their back alway.
ROM 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God
forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the
Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
King James Bible