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.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were plain and illiterate men, they were amazed; and they knew them again that they had been with Jesus:
and Esaias positively affirms, "I was found of them that sought me not, I was made manifest to them that asked not after me:"
and for me particularly, that utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth with freedom, to make known the mystery of the gospel:
and many of the brethren in the Lord, encouraged by my bonds, are much more bold to publish the word without fear.
quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made powerful, became strong in battle, and turned to flight the armies of their enemies.
---Men and brethren, children of the race of Abraham, and all those among you that fear God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
and to you first God having raised up his son Jesus, sent Him to bless you; in your turning away every one of you from your iniquities.
And when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was very urgent in spirit, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah.
but declared first to those in Damascus and Jerusalem, and through all the country of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, and turn unto God, performing works suitable to repentance.
but go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
and that in his name should be preached repentance and remission of sins to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Ye worship ye know not what; but we worship what we know: for salvation is from the Jews.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, both Jew and Greek:
but glory, and honor, and peace to every one that worketh good, both to the Jew, and to the Greek:
who are Israelites, whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the form of divine worship, and the promises:
Ye stiff-necked, and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.
and if the family be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if they be not worthy, your salutation shall return to you.
Therefore I tell you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation, that will bring forth the fruits thereof.
and others seized his servants, and shamefully abused them, and slew them.
Upon which He said, A certain man made a great supper and invited many;
yea, He came to his own peculiar right, and even his own people received Him not.
But I say again, Did not Israel know this? when first Moses saith, "I will move you to jealousy by those who are not a people, I will provoke you to anger by a foolish nation:"
Say I then, Have they stumbled, that they should fall irrecoverably? God forbid! but this I say, that by their fall salvation is come to the Gentiles to excite them to emulation.
But as they opposed and blasphemed, he shook his garment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clear of it: from henceforth I will go to the Gentiles.
Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it.
So He left them, and went on board the ship again, and departed to the other side.
But many that are first shall be last, and the last first.
For from this time there shall be five in one family divided, three against two and two against three:
for I tell you, that none of those men who were invited, shall taste of my supper.