MLV(i) 2 God did not thrust away his people which he knew beforehand. Or do you not know what the Scripture says by Elijah? How he petitions God against Israel, saying, 3 ‘Lord, they have killed your prophets and have made ruins of your altars, and I am left alone and they are seeking my life.’ 4 But what does the divine-answer say to him? ‘I have left to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.’ 5 Therefore so there has also become a remnant according to the chosen of grace in this current time. 6 But if it is by grace, it is no more from works, otherwise grace becomes grace no more. But if it is from works, no more is it grace; otherwise work is work no more.