LEB(i) 2 God has not rejected his people, whom he foreknew! Or do you not know, in the passage about* Elijah, what the scripture says—how he appeals to God against Israel? 3 "Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have torn down your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life!"* 4 But what does the divine response say to him? "I have left for myself seven thousand people* who have not bent the knee to Baal."* 5 So in this way also at the present time, there is a remnant ⌊selected by grace⌋*. 6 But if by grace, it is no longer by works, for otherwise grace would no longer be grace.