Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
with a view to demonstrating, at the present time, His righteousness, that He may be shown to be righteous Himself, and the giver of righteousness to those who believe in Jesus.
1 Corinthians 1:12
What I mean is that each of you is a partisan. One man says "I belong to Paul;" another "I belong to Apollos;" a third "I belong to Peter;" a fourth "I belong to Christ."
1 Corinthians 10:19
Do I mean that a thing sacrificed to an idol is what it claims to be, or that an idol is a real thing?
1 Corinthians 15:50
But this I tell you, brethren: our mortal bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, nor will what is perishable inherit what is imperishable.
To them belongs recognition as God's sons, and they have His glorious Presence and the Covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the Temple service, and the ancient Promises.
"I have only been sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel," He replied.
just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as the redemption-price for many."
He came to the things that were His own, and His own people gave Him no welcome.
"You are the heirs of the Prophets, and of the Covenant which God made with your forefathers when He said to Abraham, 'And through your posterity all the families of the world shall be blessed.'
Then, throwing off all reserve, Paul and Barnabas said, "We were bound to proclaim God's Message to you first. But since you spurn it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of the Life of the Ages--well, we turn to the Gentiles.
But, when the time was fully come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born subject to Law,
For what if some Jews have proved unfaithful? Shall their faithlessness render God's faithfulness worthless?
His servant Israel He has helped, Remembering His compassion--
2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God, whatever their number, have their confirmation in Him; and for this reason through Him also our "Amen" acknowledges their truth and promotes the glory of God through our faith.
that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles, doing priestly duties in connexion with God's Good News so that the sacrifice--namely the Gentiles--may be acceptable to Him, being (as it is)
in order to make known His infinite goodness towards the subjects of His mercy whom He has prepared beforehand for glory,
Notice therefore God's kindness and God's severity. On those who have fallen His severity has descended, but upon you His kindness has come, provided that you do not cease to respond to that kindness. Otherwise you will be cut off also.
I have also other sheep--which do not belong to this fold. Those also I must bring, and they will listen to my voice; and they shall become one flock under one Shepherd.
At that time you were living apart from Christ, estranged from the Commonwealth of Israel, with no share by birth in the Covenants which are based on the Promises, and you had no hope and no God, in all the world.
For this reason I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles--
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a priesthood of kingly lineage, a holy nation, a people belonging specially to God, that you may make known the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.
And this is in harmony with the language of the Prophets, which says: