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Romans 11:4

Context
NETBible

But what was the divine response 1  to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand people 2  who have not bent the knee to Baal.” 3 

XREF

Nu 25:3; De 4:3; Jud 2:13; 1Ki 16:31; 1Ki 19:18; 2Ki 10:19,20; Jer 19:5; Ho 2:8; Ho 13:1; Zep 1:4

NET © Notes

tn Grk “the revelation,” “the oracle.”

tn The Greek term here is ἀνήρ (anhr), which only exceptionally is used in a generic sense of both males and females. In this context, it appears to be a generic usage (“people”) since when Paul speaks of a remnant of faithful Israelites (“the elect,” v. 7), he is not referring to males only. It can also be argued, however, that it refers only to adult males here (“men”), perhaps as representative of all the faithful left in Israel.

sn A quotation from 1 Kgs 19:18.



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