Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
1 Samuel 12:22
Indeed, the LORD won't abandon His people for the sake of His great name, for the LORD desires to make you a people for himself.
2 Kings 23:27
The LORD said, "I'm going to remove Judah from my sight as well, just as I've removed Israel. I will abandon Jerusalem, this city that I've chosen, as well as the Temple, about which I've spoken, "My Name shall remain there.'"
Will the Lord reject me forever and not show favor again?
if they profane my statutes; and do not keep my commands,
For the LORD will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage.
"If these laws cease to function in my presence," declares the LORD, "then the descendants of Israel will cease to be a nation in my presence for all time!"
"Haven't you noticed what these people have been saying? "The LORD rejected the two families that he had chosen!' They have contempt for my people and no longer consider them a nation.
"My God will reject them, because they did not obey him, and they will become wanderers among the nations."
Look! The eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom. I will destroy it from the face of the earth; but I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob," declares the LORD.
Of course not! God is true, even if everyone else is a liar. As it is written, "You are right when you speak, and win your case when you go into court."
For i also
for I could wish that I myself were condemned and cut off from the Messiah for the sake of my brothers, my own people,
"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia but raised in this city and educated at the feet of Gamaliel in the strict ways of our ancestral Law. I am as zealous for God as all of you are today.
All the Jews know how I lived from the earliest days of my youth with my own people and in Jerusalem.
2 Corinthians 11:22
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelis? So am I. Are they among Abraham's descendants? So am I.
Having been circumcised on the eighth day, I am of the nation of Israel, from the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews. As far as the Law is concerned, I was a Pharisee.