Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

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Bible References

Were

Romans 9:25
As He saith in Hosea, "I will call that My people, which was not My people; and her, 'Beloved,' who was not beloved.

Obtained

Romans 11:6
But, if by grace, it is no longer of works; otherwise the grace becomes no longer grace. [But, if of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise, the work is no longer work.]
1 Corinthians 7:25
Now, concerning the virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord; but I give my judgment, as having received mercy from the Lord to be faithful.
1 Timothy 1:13
though formerly I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained mercy, because I, being ignorant, did it in unbelief;
Hebrews 4:16
Let us, therefore, come with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace for seasonable help.

General references

Romans 9:16
So, then, it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God Who hath mercy.