Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
However, if we [apostles] or even an angel [claiming to be] from heaven were to preach any other "gospel" than the one we have [already] preached to you, let that person be cut off from God's [salvation].
For all who seek to be right with God by trying to meet all the requirements of the law of Moses are under a curse [from God], because it is written [Deut. 27:26], "Every person is cursed [i.e., cut off from God] who does not continue to obey all of the requirements written in the law of Moses."
Then I ask, "Did God reject His [own] people [i.e., the Jews]?" Certainly not! For I am an Israelite too, a descendant of Abraham and a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
But when he was about forty years old he felt led to visit his relatives, the Israelites [i.e., called Hebrews at that time].
"You brothers, descendants of Abraham's family and those of you who respect God very much, this message of salvation was intended for us.
Jesus shed tears.