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,
that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world,
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, The LORD hath said thus: Israel is my son, even my firstborn.
And the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.
Not as though the word of God has been deficient. For not all the descendants of Israel are Israelites;
For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God; the LORD thy God has chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, different from all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
Ye are the sons of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves nor make any baldness over your eyes for the dead.
For the promise is unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Nevertheless the first had its justifications of worship and its worldly sanctuary.
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed shall I give this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.
This shall be my covenant, which ye shall keep between me and you and thy seed after thee: Every male among you shall be circumcised.
And he said, Thy name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast fought with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
And it shall come to pass, when ye have entered into the land which the LORD will give you, according as he has promised, that ye shall keep this service.
And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel:
And he took the book of the covenant and read in the audience of the people, and they said, All that the LORD has said we will do, and we will hear.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words; for according to these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
Then a cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
And when Moses entered into the tabernacle of the testimony to speak with Him, then he heard the voice of the one speaking unto him from above the seat of reconciliation that was over the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and he spoke with him.
These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath,
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, and this people shall rise up and fornicate after the gods of the strangers of the land where they go when they shall be among them and will forsake me and break my covenant which I have made with them.
And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel! (Because the ark of God was taken and because of her father-in-law and her husband.)
Thou didst come down upon Mount Sinai and didst speak with them from heaven and didst give them right judgments and true laws, good statutes and commandments,
Remember them, O my God because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.
I will not profane my covenant, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
and he had fenced it and gathered out the stones thereof and planted it with the choicest vine and built a tower in the midst of it and also made a winepress therein; and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
But thou, Israel, my slave, Jacob whom I have chosen, art the seed of Abraham my friend.
Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:
The sun shall no longer be thy light by day; nor shall the moon give light unto thee for brightness; but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light and thy God thy glory.
They shall come with weeping, but with mercies I will cause them to return; I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, in which they shall not stumble; for I shall be a father to Israel, and Ephraim shall be my firstborn.
Peradventure is Ephraim a precious son unto me? Peradventure is he unto me a delightful child? With all this since I spoke of him, I have remembered him constantly. Therefore my bowels are troubled for him; in tenderness I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, said the LORD, I will give my law in their souls and write it in their hearts and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Thus hath the LORD said; If ye can break my covenant with the day, and my covenant with the night, such that there should not be day nor night in their season,
and I gave them my statutes and declared unto them my rights, by which the man that does them shall live by them.
Hear another parable: There was a certain husband of a house who planted a vineyard and hedged it round about and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and let it out to husbandmen and went into a far country,
He has received his servant Israel in remembrance of his mercy
And has raised up a horn of saving health for us in the house of his servant David,
For the law was given through Moses, but the grace and the truth of God came through Jesus, the Christ.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and said of him, Behold a true Israelite, in whom is no guile!
Ye are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
And we declare unto you the gospel of the promise which was made unto the fathers,
Much in every way: first, certainly, that the oracles of God have been entrusted unto them.
For ye have not received the spirit of slavery to be in fear again, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
For when God promised unto Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
but now a more excellent ministry is his, in that he is the mediator of a better testament, which was established upon better promises.
but in foods and drinks and different washings and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of correction.