Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
And I will make your children like the dust of the earth, so that if the dust of the earth may be numbered, then will your children be numbered.
And you said, Truly, I will be good to you, and make your seed like the sand of the sea which may not be numbered.
Your seed would have been like the sand, and your offspring like the dust: your name would not be cut off or come to an end before me.
And Isaiah says about Israel, Even if the number of the children of Israel is as the sand of the sea, only a small part will get salvation:
So that from one man, who was near to death, came children in number as the stars in heaven, or as the sand by the seaside, which may not be numbered.
As he says in Hosea, They will be named my people who were not my people, and she will be loved who was not loved.
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And I will put her as seed in the earth, and I will have mercy on her to whom no mercy was given; and I will say to those who were not my people, You are my people, and they will say, My God.
I will say to the north, Give them up; and to the south, Do not keep them back; send back my sons from far, and my daughters from the end of the earth;
Your builders are coming quickly; your haters and those who made you waste will go out of you.
Let your voice be loud in song, O woman without children; make melody and sounds of joy, you who did not give birth: for the children of her who had no husband are more than those of the married wife, says the Lord.
Let your eyes be lifted up, and see: they are all coming together to you: your sons will come from far, and your daughters taken with loving care.
And they will take your countrymen out of all the nations for an offering to the Lord, on horses, and in carriages, and in carts, and on asses, and on camels, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, as the children of Israel take their offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven.
Ye are the sons
To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name:
And all those who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
And in the place where it was said to them, You are not my people, there they will be named the sons of the living God.
2 Corinthians 6:18
And will be a Father to you; and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord, the Ruler of all.
And because you are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, saying, Abba, Father.
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has given us in naming us the children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not see who we are, because it did not see who he was.
Then say, This is what the Lord has said: I will get you together from the peoples, and make you come out of the countries where you have been sent in flight, and I will give you the land of Israel.
Or is God the God of Jews only? is he not in the same way the God of Gentiles? Yes, of Gentiles: