Thematic Bible: Salvation coming to the gentiles


Thematic Bible



And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; read more.
And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they.

And being at variance with one another, they were let go, Paul having said one word, That well spake the Holy Spirit by Esaias the prophet to our fathers, Saying, Go to this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and ye should not perceive: For the heart of this people was thickened, and with ears heard they heavily, and their eyes they closed; lest they should see with the eyes, and with ears should hear, and with the heart they should understand, and turn back, and I should heal them. read more.
Be it known to you therefore, that salvation of God was sent to the nations, and they shall hear.

What then shall we say? That the nations, not following justice, overtook justice, and the justice of faith. And Israel following the law of justice, reached not the law of justice. Wherefore? Because not of faith, but as of the works of the law. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone; read more.
As has been written, Behold I set in Zion a stone of stumbling and rock of offence: and every one believing on him shall not be ashamed.

I say then, Has God rejected his people It may not be. For I also am an Israelite, of Abraham's seed, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Or know ye not in Elias, what says the writing? how he addresses God against Israel, saying, Lord, thy prophets have they killed, and dug down thine altars; and I alone was left, and they seek my soul. read more.
But what say to him the intimations of divine will I have left to myself seven thousand men, who bent not the knee to Baal. So then also in the time now has been a remnant according to the election of grace. And if to grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. And if of works, it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then What Israel seeks for, this be attained not; but the selection attained, and the rest were hardened. (As has been written, God gave them the spirit of mortal pain, eyes not to see, and earn not to hear;) even to this day. And David says, Let their table be for a snare, and for booty, and for a stumblingblock, and for a retribution to them: Let their eyes be darkened not to see, and let them bend their back always. I say then, Did they stumble that they might fall? It may not be: but by their fall salvation to the nations, to make them jealous. And if their fall the riches of the world, and their disaster the riches of the nations; how much more their fulness? (For I speak to you the nations, inasmuch as truly I am the sent of the nations, I highly value my service: If in some way I might make jealous my flesh, and I might save some of them.) For if their rejection the reconciliation of the world, what the reception, but life from the dead? And if the first fruit holy, also the mixture: and if the root holy, also the young shoots. And if certain of the young shoots were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in them, and wert a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Act not proudly to the young shoots. And if thou boastest, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, That the young shoots were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; for unbelief were they broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but do thou fear: For if God spared not the young shoots according to nature, how will he either spare thee Behold then the goodness and severity of God: truly upon the fallen, severity; and upon thee, goodness, if thou continue in goodness: otherwise shalt thou also be cut off. And they also, if they continue not in unbelief, shall be grafted in:for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou according to nature wert cut out of the wild olive tree, and against nature wert grafted into the cultivated olive tree: how much more these, according to nature, shall be grafted into their own olive tree For I will not ye should not know, brethren, this mystery, lest ye be wise with yourselves; for hardness from part has been to Israel, till the filling up of the nations come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as has been written, The Deliverer shall come out of Sion, and turn away profanation from Jacob. And this the covenant to them with me, when I take away their sins. Truly concerning the good news, enemies for you: and concerning the selection, beloved for the fathers. For the favors and calling of God not causing repentance. For as also ye, when ye were disobedient to God, but now ye have been commiserated by the unbelief of these: So they now also were disobedient, by your mercy that they also be commiserated. For God shut them all up together in unbelief, that he might commiserate all.

As Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for justice. Know ye therefore that they of faith, these are sons of Abraham. And the writing, foreseeing that of faith God justifies the nations, announced beforehand the good news to Abraham, That in thee shall all nations be praised. read more.
So that they of faith are praised with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it has been written, Cursed every one who remains not in all written in the book of the law to do them. And that none is justified in the law before God, is manifest: for, The just shall live of faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man having done them shall live in them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having been a curse for us: for it has been written, Cursed every one hanging upon a tree: That the praise of Abraham might be to the nations in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.


And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; read more.
And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they.

And being at variance with one another, they were let go, Paul having said one word, That well spake the Holy Spirit by Esaias the prophet to our fathers, Saying, Go to this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and ye should not perceive: For the heart of this people was thickened, and with ears heard they heavily, and their eyes they closed; lest they should see with the eyes, and with ears should hear, and with the heart they should understand, and turn back, and I should heal them. read more.
Be it known to you therefore, that salvation of God was sent to the nations, and they shall hear.

What then shall we say? That the nations, not following justice, overtook justice, and the justice of faith. And Israel following the law of justice, reached not the law of justice. Wherefore? Because not of faith, but as of the works of the law. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone; read more.
As has been written, Behold I set in Zion a stone of stumbling and rock of offence: and every one believing on him shall not be ashamed.

I say then, Has God rejected his people It may not be. For I also am an Israelite, of Abraham's seed, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Or know ye not in Elias, what says the writing? how he addresses God against Israel, saying, Lord, thy prophets have they killed, and dug down thine altars; and I alone was left, and they seek my soul. read more.
But what say to him the intimations of divine will I have left to myself seven thousand men, who bent not the knee to Baal. So then also in the time now has been a remnant according to the election of grace. And if to grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. And if of works, it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then What Israel seeks for, this be attained not; but the selection attained, and the rest were hardened. (As has been written, God gave them the spirit of mortal pain, eyes not to see, and earn not to hear;) even to this day. And David says, Let their table be for a snare, and for booty, and for a stumblingblock, and for a retribution to them: Let their eyes be darkened not to see, and let them bend their back always. I say then, Did they stumble that they might fall? It may not be: but by their fall salvation to the nations, to make them jealous. And if their fall the riches of the world, and their disaster the riches of the nations; how much more their fulness? (For I speak to you the nations, inasmuch as truly I am the sent of the nations, I highly value my service: If in some way I might make jealous my flesh, and I might save some of them.) For if their rejection the reconciliation of the world, what the reception, but life from the dead? And if the first fruit holy, also the mixture: and if the root holy, also the young shoots. And if certain of the young shoots were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in them, and wert a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Act not proudly to the young shoots. And if thou boastest, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, That the young shoots were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; for unbelief were they broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but do thou fear: For if God spared not the young shoots according to nature, how will he either spare thee Behold then the goodness and severity of God: truly upon the fallen, severity; and upon thee, goodness, if thou continue in goodness: otherwise shalt thou also be cut off. And they also, if they continue not in unbelief, shall be grafted in:for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou according to nature wert cut out of the wild olive tree, and against nature wert grafted into the cultivated olive tree: how much more these, according to nature, shall be grafted into their own olive tree For I will not ye should not know, brethren, this mystery, lest ye be wise with yourselves; for hardness from part has been to Israel, till the filling up of the nations come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as has been written, The Deliverer shall come out of Sion, and turn away profanation from Jacob. And this the covenant to them with me, when I take away their sins. Truly concerning the good news, enemies for you: and concerning the selection, beloved for the fathers. For the favors and calling of God not causing repentance. For as also ye, when ye were disobedient to God, but now ye have been commiserated by the unbelief of these: So they now also were disobedient, by your mercy that they also be commiserated. For God shut them all up together in unbelief, that he might commiserate all.

As Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for justice. Know ye therefore that they of faith, these are sons of Abraham. And the writing, foreseeing that of faith God justifies the nations, announced beforehand the good news to Abraham, That in thee shall all nations be praised. read more.
So that they of faith are praised with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it has been written, Cursed every one who remains not in all written in the book of the law to do them. And that none is justified in the law before God, is manifest: for, The just shall live of faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man having done them shall live in them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having been a curse for us: for it has been written, Cursed every one hanging upon a tree: That the praise of Abraham might be to the nations in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.