From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;
"Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.
whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.
"I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;
"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
'If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me--
"For the LORD your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.
"The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,
"But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
"It is not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD your God is driving them out before you, in order to confirm the oath which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
"But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend,
The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
You will give truth to Jacob And unchanging love to Abraham, Which You swore to our forefathers From the days of old.
"Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it.
"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people,
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were blaspheming.
But the Jews who disbelieved stirred up the minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against the brethren.
But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;
I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous.
For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,
who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,