Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But he answered, "I am sent only to the lost sheep of Israel's house."
You are the descendants of the prophets and the heirs of the agreement that God made with your forefathers when he said to Abraham, 'Through your posterity all the families of the earth will be blessed.'
Brothers! Descendants of the house of Abraham, and those others among you who reverence God! It is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.
I am telling the truth as a Christian, it is no falsehood, for my conscience under the holy Spirit's influence bears me witness in it,
I hold that Christ has become an agent of circumcision to show God's truthfulness in carrying out the promises made to our forefathers,
but when the proper time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, and made subject to law,
It is to what he has seen and heard that he gives testimony, and yet no one accepts his testimony.
But his countrymen hated him, and they sent a delegation after him to say, 'We do not want this man made king over us.'
Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What can I do? I will send them my dear son; perhaps they will respect him.'
You stubborn people, with heathen hearts and ears, you are always opposing the holy Spirit, just as your forefathers did!