Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
So I say, Were their steps made hard in order that they might have a fall? In no way: but by their fall salvation has come to the Gentiles, so that they might be moved to envy.
For this reason I say to you, The kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation producing the fruits of it.
But when the Jews saw such a great number of people, they were full of envy and said evil words against Paul's preaching.
But those Jews who had not the faith, made the minds of the Gentiles bitter against the brothers.
And when they put themselves against him, and said evil words, he said, shaking his clothing, Your blood be on your heads, I am clean: from now I will go to the Gentiles.
1 Thessalonians 2:15
Who put to death the Lord Jesus and the prophets, violently driving us out; who are unpleasing to God and against all men;
What then? That which Israel was searching for he did not get, but those of the selection got it and the rest were made hard.
But as for you, Israel, my servant, and you, Jacob, whom I have taken for myself, the seed of Abraham my friend:
I will make your seed like the stars of heaven in number, and will give them all these lands, and your seed will be a blessing to all the nations of the earth;
Your seed will be like the dust of the earth, covering all the land to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south: you and your seed will be a name of blessing to all the families of the earth.
And they will have grief for their sins and for the sins of their fathers, when their hearts were untrue to me, and they went against me;
Because the Lord your God is a God of mercy, he will not take away his help from you or let destruction overtake you, or be false to the agreement which he made by an oath with your fathers.
The Lord did not give you his love or take you for himself because you were more in number than any other people; for you were the smallest of the nations:
But keep in mind the Lord your God: for it is he who gives you the power to get wealth, so that he may give effect to the agreement which he made by his oath with your fathers, as at this day.
Not for your righteousness or because your hearts are upright are you going in to take their land; but because of the evil-doing of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out from before you, and to give effect to his oath to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
But the Lord had delight in your fathers and love for them, marking out for himself their seed after them, even you, from all peoples, as at this day.
He has kept his agreement in mind for ever, the word which he gave for a thousand generations;
From far away he saw the Lord: my love for you is an eternal love: so with mercy I have made you come with me.
You will make clear your good faith to Jacob and your mercy to Abraham, as you gave your oath to our fathers from times long past.
His help he has given to Israel, his servant, so that he might keep in mind his mercy to Abraham and his seed for ever,