Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
that you were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
All those who see me mock me. They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,
For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you.
It will happen in that day that the nations will seek the root of Jesse, who stands as a banner of the peoples; and his resting place will be glorious.
Therefore glorify Yahweh in the east, even the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea!
I will tell the north, 'Give them up!' and tell the south, 'Don't hold them back! Bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth --
Behold, these shall come from far; and behold, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim."
I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near," says Yahweh; "and I will heal them."
"Lift up your eyes all around, and see: they all gather themselves together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be carried in the arms.
"I will set a sign among them, and I will send such as escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the islands afar off, who have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the nations.
Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, [even] vanity and things in which there is no profit.
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."
Simeon has reported how God first visited the nations, to take out of them a people for his name.
"He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you out far from here to the Gentiles.'"
to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
Now I say that Christ has been made a servant of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given to the fathers,
and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, having killed the hostility thereby.
in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God's wrath through him.
1 Corinthians 6:11
Such were some of you, but you were washed. But you were sanctified. But you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God.
2 Corinthians 5:20
We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love;
Therefore even the first covenant has not been dedicated without blood.
1 Peter 1:18
knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,
1 Peter 3:18
Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, and to open its seals: for you were killed, and bought us for God with your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, and nation,