He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.
But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’
The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’
It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘ And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’
“You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.
“Brethren, sons of Abraham’s family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit,
whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.
For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,