A lot has been written and even movies made showing the importance of every word and that there can be hidden meaning in every word in the Bible. At the same time many things that are not hidden are not understood or ignored. Many have been taught to ignore the Bible’s own definition for terms.
In Romans 11, Paul talks about Wild and Good Olive Trees and grafting of branches from one to the other. Major doctrines have been created with the incorrect use of these words trying to substitute other people for Israel. This is partly the fault of the translators for putting a Latin word, Gentiles, in an English translation, thus hiding the true meaning of scripture to protect their position and possibly their lives from the church of England. The Hebrew and Greek words translated Gentile mean only Nation. The context of the passage determines the who of the word nation. Many times it is the divorced House of Israel.
Romans 11:17 “And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree”.
Romans 11:24 “For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?”
Paul talks about Wild Olive trees and Good Olive trees and grafting of branches from wild to good then concludes with the following.
Romans 11:25-28 “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Nations be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.”
There were two houses of Israel, the House of Judah who had the election. The House of Israel who had lost the right to be called Israel and were then called Nations (Gentiles) in the scripture. There is no other covenant, but the one made with the two houses. The Wild Olive tree is the House of Israel. The Good Olive tree is the House of Judah. Paul’s conclusion was not that all Israel and non-Israel would be saved. Paul said,
“And so all Israel shall be saved”, Romans 11:26a.