Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
At this present
But if it is of grace, then it is no longer of works: or grace would not be grace.
And Isaiah says about Israel, Even if the number of the children of Israel is as the sand of the sea, only a small part will get salvation:
Election of grace
As far as the good news is in question, they are cut off from God on account of you, but as far as the selection is in question, they are loved on account of the fathers.
Before the children had come into existence, or had done anything good or bad, in order that God's purpose and his selection might be effected, not by works, but by him whose purpose it is,
As we were designed before by him for the position of sons to himself, through Jesus Christ, in the good pleasure of his purpose,
But now you have sent us away from you, and put us to shame; you do not go out with our armies.
But it will be like a man shaking an olive-tree, something will still be there, two or three berries on the top of the highest branch, four or five on the outside branches of a fertile tree, says the Lord, the God of Israel.
This is the word of the Lord: As the new wine is seen in the grapes, and they say, Do not send destruction on it, for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants, in order that I may not put an end to them all.
For the Lord does not give a man up for ever.
But still, I will keep a small band safe from the sword among the nations, when you are sent wandering among the countries.
And some were in agreement with what he said, but some had doubts.