Behold, thou doth call thyself a Jew and art supported by the law and doth glory in God
the heads thereof judge for bribes, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet they come near unto the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? No evil can come upon us.
Thou that makest thy boast of the law, with rebellion to the law doth thou dishonour God?
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father; there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, who call yourselves by the name of Israel, those that are come forth out of the waters of Judah, those who swear by the name of the LORD and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
Do not trust in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD are these.
In that day thou shalt not be ashamed for any of thy doings, in which thou hast rebelled against me, for then I will take away out of the midst of thee those that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no longer be haughty because of the mountain of my holiness.
and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father, for I say unto you that God is able to raise up children unto Abraham of these stones.
But I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down at the table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens.
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do ye go about to kill me?
They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and we have never served anyone; how sayest thou, Ye shall be set free?
Ye do the deeds of your father. Then they said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Then they reviled him and said, Be thou his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is circumcision that which is done outwardly in the flesh;
who are Israelites, to whom pertains the adoption as sons and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the law and the service of God and the promises,
Why? Because they followed it not by faith but, as it were, by the works (of the law); therefore, they stumbled on the stumblingstone;
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
Therefore remember that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who were called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh, which is made by hands,
For we are the circumcision, who serve God in spirit and glory in Christ Jesus, having no confidence in the flesh.
I know thy works and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
And unto the angel of the congregation in Sardis write; These things, saith he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest and art dead.
Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie; behold, I will constrain them to come and worship before thy feet and to know that I have loved thee.