Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
But seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and perceiving that they were unlettered and uninstructed men, they wondered; and they recognised them that they were with Jesus.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
But Esaias is very bold, and says, I have been found by those not seeking me; I have become manifest to those not inquiring after me.
and for me in order that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the glad tidings,
and that the most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord through my bonds, dare more abundantly to speak the word of God fearlessly.
quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, became strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, made the armies of strangers give way.
Brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those who among you fear God, to you has the word of this salvation been sent:
To you first God, having raised up his servant, has sent him, blessing you in turning each one of you from your wickedness.
And when both Silas and Timotheus came down from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in respect of the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
but have, first to those both in Damascus and Jerusalem, and to all the region of Judaea, and to the nations, announced that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations beginning at Jerusalem.
Ye worship ye know not what; we worship what we know, for salvation is of the Jews.
For I am not ashamed of the glad tidings; for it is God's power to salvation, to every one that believes, both to Jew first and to Greek:
but glory and honour and peace to every one that works good, both to Jew first and to Greek:
who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the law-giving, and the service, and the promises;
O stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers, ye also.
And Jehovah said to Moses, I see this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people.
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is no God; They have exasperated me with their vanities; And I will move them to jealousy with that which is not a people; With a foolish nation will I provoke them to anger.
And now, saith Jehovah, that formed me from the womb to be his servant, that I should bring Jacob again to him; (though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorified in the eyes of Jehovah, and my God shall be my strength;)
And if the house indeed be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation producing the fruits of it.
And the rest, laying hold of his bondmen, ill-treated and slew them.
And he said to him, A certain man made a great supper and invited many.
He came to his own, and his own received him not;
But I say, Has not Israel known? First, Moses says, I will provoke you to jealousy through them that are not a nation: through a nation without understanding I will anger you.
I say then, Have they stumbled in order that they might fall? Far be the thought: but by their fall there is salvation to the nations to provoke them to jealousy.
But as they opposed and spoke injuriously, he shook his clothes, and said to them, Your blood be upon your own head: I am pure; from henceforth I will go to the nations.
Be it known to you therefore, that this salvation of God has been sent to the nations; they also will hear it.
Behold, thou shalt call a nation thou knowest not, and a nation that knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of Jehovah thy God, and the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
And it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.
And he left them, and going again on board ship, went away to the other side.
But many first shall be last, and the last first.
for from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided; three shall be divided against two, and two against three:
for I say to you, that not one of those men who were invited shall taste of my supper.