Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.
so they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and went to Iconium.
if they should not receive you, nor mind your instructions: when ye depart out of that house, or city, shake off the pagan dust from your feet.
if any refuse to entertain you, when you leave that city, shake off the dust from your feet, as a sign of their being abandon'd.
but when you enter into any city, and they refuse to entertain you, go through the streets,
I therefore declare to you at this present time, that I am not responsible for the ruin of any:
1 Timothy 5:22
Don't be hasty to ordain any man: and be not accessory to the faults of others: preserve your own integrity.
but Paul and Barnabas told them boldly, you indeed were the first, to whom the word of God was to be preach'd: but since you reject it, and judge your own selves unworthy of eternal life, be assur'd, we shall make the same offer to the Gentiles:
but some of them being such obdurate infidels as to inveigh against the institution before the populace, he retired, and taking the disciples with him, he instructed them daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
first I warn'd the people of Damascus, of Jerusalem, of all Judea, and then the Gentiles, to repent, and turn to God, by acting suitably to their repentance.
take notice therefore, that the offers of divine salvation are sent to the Gentiles, and they will receive them.
and I declare unto you, that many shall come from the east and from the west, and shall sit at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the heavenly kingdom.
wherefore I declare to you, the gospel dispensation shall be taken from you, and given to a nation that shall make a proper use thereof.
accordingly they went about the streets, and assembled all they met indifferently, both good and bad: so that the hall was furnished with guests.
is God the God of the Jews only, and not of the Gentiles? surely he is of the Gentiles too;
as he saith himself in Osee, "I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her, beloved, which was not beloved.
In reality there is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile: they have all the same Lord, who is bountiful to all that call upon him.
You will say then, "were they suffer'd to stumble meerly for their ruin?" no: but that thro' their fall, salvation might be offer'd to the Gentiles, in order to provoke their emulation.