"What then? Israel hath not obtained that, which he seeketh for; but
the election hath obtained it and the rest were blinded."
He had said that God did not cast off His people; and to show in what
sense He had not cast them off, he takes refuge in the Prophets
again.* And having shown by them that the more part of the Jews
were lost, that he might not seem to be again bringing forward an
accusation of his own, and to make his discourse offensive, and to
be attacking them as enemies, he takes refuge in David and Isaiah,
and says, Ver. 8. "According as it is written, God hath given them the
spirit of slumber." (Is. xxix. 10.)
Or rather we should go back to the beginning of his argument.