Romans 11:2-6

Goodspeed(i) 2 God has not repudiated his people, which he had marked out from the first. Do you not know what the Scripture says in speaking of Elijah, how he appealed to God against Israel? 3 "Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, I am the only one left and they are trying to take my life." 4 But what is God's reply? "I have left myself seven thousand men who have never knelt to Baal!" 5 So too at the present time there is a remnant selected by God's mercy. 6 But if it is by his mercy, it is not for anything they have done. Otherwise, his mercy would not be mercy at all.