Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
But Peter stood up with the eleven, raised his voice, and addressed them: "You men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, know this and listen carefully to what I say.
let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, this man stands before you healthy.
Therefore let it be known to you, brothers, that through this one forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
Understand that it is not for your sake I am about to act, declares the sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and embarrassed by your behavior, O house of Israel.
The Lord demonstrates his power to deliver; in the sight of the nations he reveals his justice.
he says, "Is it too insignificant a task for you to be my servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant of Israel? I will make you a light to the nations, so you can bring my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth."
The Lord reveals his royal power in the sight of all the nations; the entire earth sees our God deliver.
It is good to wait patiently for deliverance from the Lord.
For my eyes have seen your salvation
and all humanity will see the salvation of God.'"
When they heard this, they ceased their objections and praised God, saying, "So then, God has granted the repentance that leads to life even to the Gentiles."
Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, "It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles.
When they arrived and gathered the church together, they reported all the things God had done with them, and that he had opened a door of faith for the Gentiles.
Simeon has explained how God first concerned himself to select from among the Gentiles a people for his name.
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!"
Then he said to me, 'Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you
They said to him, "He will utterly destroy those evil men! Then he will lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his portion at the harvest."
Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too!
And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised, so that he would become the father of all those who believe but have never been circumcised, that they too could have righteousness credited to them.
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.
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God's truth to confirm the promises made to the fathers,