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.
When they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and discovered that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized these men had been with Jesus.
The wicked person flees when there is no one pursuing, but the righteous person is as confident as a lion.
And Isaiah is even bold enough to say, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I became well known to those who did not ask for me."
Pray for me also, that I may be given the message when I begin to speak -- that I may confidently make known the mystery of the gospel,
and most of the brothers and sisters, having confidence in the Lord because of my imprisonment, now more than ever dare to speak the word fearlessly.
quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength in weakness, became mighty in battle, put foreign armies to flight,
Brothers, descendants of Abraham's family, and those Gentiles among you who fear God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.
God raised up his servant and sent him first to you, to bless you by turning each one of you from your iniquities."
Now when Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul became wholly absorbed with proclaiming the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
but I declared to those in Damascus first, and then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds consistent with repentance.
Go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You people worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God's power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, for the Jew first and also the Greek.
who are Israelites. To them belong the adoption as sons, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the temple worship, and the promises.
"You stubborn people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit, like your ancestors did!
Then the Lord said to Moses: "I have seen this people. Look what a stiff-necked people they are!
They have made me jealous with false gods, enraging me with their worthless gods; so I will make them jealous with a people they do not recognize, with a nation slow to learn I will enrage them.
So now the Lord says, the one who formed me from birth to be his servant -- he did this to restore Jacob to himself, so that Israel might be gathered to him; and I will be honored in the Lord's sight, for my God is my source of strength --
And if the house is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
For this reason I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.
The rest seized his slaves, insolently mistreated them, and killed them.
But Jesus said to him, "A man once gave a great banquet and invited many guests.
He came to what was his own, but his own people did not receive him.
But again I ask, didn't Israel understand? First Moses says, "I will make you jealous by those who are not a nation; with a senseless nation I will provoke you to anger."
I ask then, they did not stumble into an irrevocable fall, did they? Absolutely not! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make Israel jealous.
When they opposed him and reviled him, he protested by shaking out his clothes and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am guiltless! From now on I will go to the Gentiles!"
"Therefore be advised that this salvation from God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen!"
Look, you will summon nations you did not previously know; nations that did not previously know you will run to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he bestows honor on you.
This displeased Jonah terribly and he became very angry.
Then he left them, got back into the boat, and went to the other side.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
For from now on there will be five in one household divided, three against two and two against three.
For I tell you, not one of those individuals who were invited will taste my banquet!'"