Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
But thou, Israel, my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend,
For I am Jehovah thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour; I have given Egypt as thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in thy stead.
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant, and Israel, who I have chosen:
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine:
Israel is a hunted sheep; the lions have driven him away: first, the king of Assyria devoured him; and now at last Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
But it is not as though the word of God hath come to nought. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel:
What then? that which Israel seeketh for, that he obtained not; but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened:
I have even
Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him, and I will loose the loins of kings; to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut:
That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure, even saying of Jerusalem, She shall be built; and of the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. What therefore ye worship in ignorance, this I set forth unto you.
Howbeit at that time, not knowing God, ye were in bondage to them that by nature are no gods:
that ye 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.
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who know not God;