Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
No foreigner who becomes a follower of the Lord should say, 'The Lord will certainly exclude me from his people.' The eunuch should not say, 'Look, I am like a dried-up tree.'"
One will say, 'I belong to the Lord,' and another will use the name 'Jacob.' One will write on his hand, 'The Lord's,' and use the name 'Israel.'"
They will ask the way to Zion; they will turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in a lasting covenant that will never be forgotten.
So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand people were added.
When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with devoted hearts,
2 Corinthians 8:5
And they did this not just as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and to us by the will of God.
1 Thessalonians 1:9
For people everywhere report how you welcomed us and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
1 Corinthians 16:22
Let anyone who has no love for the Lord be accursed. Our Lord, come!
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision carries any weight -- the only thing that matters is faith working through love.
Grace be with all of those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?
The people who do this will be blessed, the people who commit themselves to obedience, who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it, who refrain from doing anything that is wrong.
You must observe the Sabbath rather than doing anything you please on my holy day. You must look forward to the Sabbath and treat the Lord's holy day with respect. You must treat it with respect by refraining from your normal activities, and by refraining from your selfish pursuits and from making business deals.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day when I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,
"Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy.
"'Six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there must be a Sabbath of complete rest, a holy assembly. You must not do any work; it is a Sabbath to the Lord in all the places where you live.
Also you may buy slaves from the children of the foreigners who reside with you, and from their families that are with you, whom they have fathered in your land, they may become your property.
If a resident foreigner lives among you and wants to keep the Passover to the Lord, he must do so according to the statute of the Passover, and according to its custom. You must have the same statute for the resident foreigner and for the one who was born in the land.'"
Be careful to observe the Sabbath day just as the Lord your God has commanded you.
"Therefore, keep the terms of this covenant and obey them so that you may be successful in everything you do.
Justice will settle down in the desert and fairness will live in the orchard.
Therefore if the uncircumcised man obeys the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?