Verse Comparison: Romans 11:7
American Standard Version
What then? that which Israel seeketh for, that he obtained not; but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened:
What then [shall we conclude]? Israel failed to obtain what it sought [God's favor by obedience to the Law]. Only the elect (those chosen few) obtained it, while the rest of them became callously indifferent (blinded, hardened, and made insensible to it).
Contemporary English Version
This means that only a chosen few of the people of Israel found what all of them were searching for. And the rest of them were stubborn,
Darby English Version
What [is it] then? What Israel seeks for, that he has not obtained; but the election has obtained, and the rest have been blinded,
Good News Bible
What then? The people of Israel did not find what they were looking for. It was only the small group that God chose who found it; the rest grew deaf to God's call.
International Standard Version
What, then, does this mean? It means that Israel failed to obtain what it was striving for, but those who were chosen obtained it. However, the rest were hardened.
King James Version
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
New American Standard Bible
What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;
New International Version
What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,
New King James Version
What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
N.A.S.B. in E-Prime
What then? What Israel seeks, it has not obtained, but those who God has chosen obtained it, and the rest became hardened;
Young's Literal Translation
What then? What Israel doth seek after, this it did not obtain, and the chosen did obtain, and the rest were hardened,