The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ All the nations will be blessed in you .”
And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?
In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;
Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
“ The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
In his days may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
“Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled. The holy seed is its stump.”
“I will bring forth offspring from Jacob, And an heir of My mountains from Judah; Even My chosen ones shall inherit it, And My servants will dwell there.
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”
Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”
And again another Scripture says, “ They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”
For David says of Him, ‘ I saw the Lord always in my presence; For He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken.
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’
With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written,
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.
For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “ For this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth.”
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “ And to your seed,” that is, Christ.
But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
But what does the Scripture say? “ Cast out the bondwoman and her son, For the son of the bondwoman shall not be an heir with the son of the free woman.”
and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.
Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “ The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.”