So those slaves went out on the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding banquet was filled with guests.
“Then the master told the slave, ‘Go out into the highways and lanes and make them come in, so that my house may be filled.
and when it was full, they dragged it ashore, sat down, and gathered the good fish into containers, but threw out the worthless ones.
So that you will not be conceited, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery: A partial hardening has come to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
So a white robe was given to each of them, and they were told to rest a little while longer until the number would be completed of their fellow slaves and their brothers, who were going to be killed just as they had been.
Now if their stumbling brings riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full number bring!
And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written:The Liberator will come from Zion;
He will turn away godlessness from Jacob.
Turn to Me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth.
For I am God,
and there is no other.
Indeed, your husband is your Maker—
His name is Yahweh of Hosts—
and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
He is called the God of all the earth.
I will bring them back from the land of Egypt
and gather them from Assyria.
I will bring them to the land of Gilead
and to Lebanon,
but it will not be enough for them.
Now if the firstfruits offered up are holy, so is the whole batch. And if the root is holy, so are the branches.