Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

Bible References

Declared

Acts 15:7
And after many questions were asked [about it] Peter stood up and addressed the assembly [including the former Pharisees who were now brothers]: "Brothers, you are aware that some time ago God decided that, from among your number, it would be through my ministry that the Gentiles would hear and believe the Gospel message.
Luke 1:68
"May the Lord be praised, [who is] the God of the Israelites, for He has come to [the aid of] His people and bought them back [i.e., from bondage].
Luke 2:31
which [i.e., whom] you have prepared before all people [i.e., for their benefit],

To take

Romans 1:5
It was through Jesus, and for His name's sake, that we [i.e., I] received God's favor to become an apostle, in order to bring about obedience based on faith from among people of all nations.
Romans 11:36
For everything was created by Him, exists through His [power] and is intended for His [glory]. May He be praised forever. May it be so.
1 Peter 2:9
But you people are especially chosen [by God]; you are a royal body of priests; you are a nation especially set apart for God's use; you are a people who belong exclusively to God, that you may express the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness [i.e., of sin and error], and into His marvelous light [i.e., righteousness and truth].