Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
and I declare unto you, that many shall come from the east and from the west, and shall sit at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the heavenly kingdom.
wherefore I declare to you, the gospel dispensation shall be taken from you, and given to a nation that shall make a proper use thereof.
if a man abide not in me, he is cast away as withered branches that are gather'd up to be thrown into the fire, where they are burned.
for the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
We are Jews by birth, and not of the sinful race of the Gentiles,
Wherefore remember that you were heretofore Gentiles, being denominated the uncircumcised, by those who are the circumcised by a manual operation;
"that the Gentiles should be heirs as well as the Jews, make one body together, and partake of the divine promise in Christ by the gospel."
Even you, who were in a dying sinful state, and were uncircumcised Gentiles, has God raised to life, as he did Christ, having pardoned all your sins:
these are the two olive-trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the Lord of the earth.
for if you were taken from the wild olive, which was natural to you, to be grafted into a good olive-stock of a different nature, with how much greater reason shall these who are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive-tree?
from the first day to the present time. being persuaded that