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 gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
And now hear, Jacob, my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen:
And now, if ye will hearken to my voice indeed and keep my covenant, then shall ye be my own possession out of all the 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 last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
and if those days had not been cut short, no flesh had been saved; but on account of the elect those days shall be cut short.
and if the Lord had not cut short those days, no flesh should have been saved; but on account of the elect whom he has chosen, he has cut short those days.
Not however as though the word of God had failed; for not all are Israel which are of Israel;
What is it then? What Israel seeks for, that he has not obtained; but the election has obtained, and the rest have been blinded,
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 before him the two-leaved doors, and the gates shall not be shut:
that saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and he shall perform all my pleasure; even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
for, passing through and beholding your shrines, I found also an altar on which was inscribed, To the unknown God. Whom therefore ye reverence, not knowing him, him I announce to you.
But then indeed, not knowing God, ye were in bondage to those who by nature are not gods;
that ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
1 Thessalonians 4:5
(not in passionate desire, even as the nations who know not God,)