But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
"For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself."
Creating the praise of the lips Peace, peace to him who is far and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "and I will heal him."
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
Then in that day The nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples; And His resting place will be glorious.
Therefore glorify the LORD in the east, The name of the LORD, the God of Israel, In the coastlands of the sea.
"I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not hold them back ' Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth,
"Behold, these will come from afar; And lo, these will come from the north and from the west, And these from the land of Sinim."
"Lift up your eyes round about and see; They all gather together, they come to you Your sons will come from afar, And your daughters will be carried in the arms.
"Surely the coastlands will wait for Me; And the ships of Tarshish will come first, To bring your sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, For the name of the LORD your God, And for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you.
"I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard My fame nor seen My glory And they will declare My glory among the nations.
O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."
"Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,
But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,
Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household,
which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.