Gentiles, In Ot
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If a foreigner resides with you and wants to celebrate the Lord’s Passover, every male in his household must be circumcised, and then he may participate; he will become like a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person may eat it. The same law will apply to both the native and the foreigner who resides among you.”
“If a foreigner resides with you and wants to observe the Passover to the Lord, he is to do so according to the Passover statute and its ordinances. You are to apply the same statute to both the foreign resident and the native of the land.”
“Every Israelite is to prepare these things in this way when he presents a fire offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord. When a foreigner resides with you or someone else is among you and wants to prepare a fire offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, he is to do exactly as you do throughout your generations. The assembly is to have the same statute for both you and the foreign resident as a permanent statute throughout your generations. You and the foreigner will be alike before the Lord. read more.
The same law and the same ordinance will apply to both you and the foreigner who resides with you.”
Even for the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel
but has come from a distant land
because of Your name— for they will hear of Your great name,
mighty hand, and outstretched arm,
and will come and pray toward this temple— may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place,
and do according to all the foreigner asks You for.
Then all the people on earth will know Your name,
to fear You as Your people Israel do
and know that this temple I have built
is called by Your name.
And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord
minister to Him, love the name of Yahweh
and become His servants,
all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it
and who hold firmly to My covenant— I will bring them to My holy mountain
and let them rejoice in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and sacrifices
will be acceptable on My altar,
for My house will be called a house of prayer
for all nations.” This is the declaration of the Lord God,
who gathers the dispersed of Israel:
“I will gather to them still others
besides those already gathered.”
You must not oppress a foreign resident; you yourselves know how it feels to be a foreigner because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
“You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap to the very edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You must not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God.
“When you have finished paying all the tenth of your produce in the third year, the year of the tenth, you are to give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. Then you will say in the presence of the Lord your God:I have taken the consecrated portion out of my house; I have also given it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all the commands You gave me. I have not violated or forgotten Your commands. I have not eaten any of it while in mourning, or removed any of it while unclean, or offered any of it for the dead. I have obeyed the Lord my God; I have done all You commanded me. read more.
Look down from Your holy dwelling, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel and the land You have given us as You swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.
‘The one who denies justice to a foreigner, a fatherless child, or a widow is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
I will bless those who bless you,
I will curse those who treat you with contempt,
and all the peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.
And all the nations of the earth will be blessed by your offspring because you have obeyed My command.”
Now the Scripture saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and told the good news ahead of time to Abraham, saying, All the nations will be blessed through you. So those who have faith are blessed with Abraham, who had faith.
All the ends of the earth will remember
and turn to the Lord.
All the families of the nations
will bow down before You, for kingship belongs to the Lord;
He rules over the nations.
He was given authority to rule,
and glory, and a kingdom;
so that those of every people,
nation, and language
should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
that will not pass away,
and His kingdom is one
that will not be destroyed.
In that day
I will restore the fallen booth of David:
I will repair its gaps,
restore its ruins,
and rebuild it as in the days of old, so that they may possess
the remnant of Edom
and all the nations
that are called by My name—
this is the Lord’s declaration—He will do this.
“It is not enough for you to be My Servant
raising up the tribes of Jacob
and restoring the protected ones of Israel.
I will also make you a light for the nations,
to be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Nevertheless, the gloom of the distressed land will not be like that of the former times when He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali. But in the future He will bring honor to the Way of the Sea, to the land east of the Jordan, and to Galilee of the nations. The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
a light has dawned
on those living in the land of darkness.
“I, Yahweh, have called You
for a righteous purpose,
and I will hold You by Your hand.
I will keep You and appoint You
to be a covenant for the people
and a light to the nations,
Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord shines over you. For look, darkness covers the earth,
and total darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will shine over you,
and His glory will appear over you. Nations will come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your radiance.
For my eyes have seen Your salvation. You have prepared it
in the presence of all peoples— a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and glory to Your people Israel.
Here is My Servant whom I have chosen,
My beloved in whom My soul delights;
I will put My Spirit on Him,
and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not argue or shout,
and no one will hear His voice in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed,
and He will not put out a smoldering wick,
until He has led justice to victory.read more.
The nations will put their hope in His name.
“This is My Servant; I strengthen Him,
this is My Chosen One; I delight in Him.
I have put My Spirit on Him;
He will bring justice to the nations. He will not cry out or shout
or make His voice heard in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed,
and He will not put out a smoldering wick;
He will faithfully bring justice.read more.
He will not grow weak or be discouraged
until He has established justice on earth.
The islands will wait for His instruction.”
And what if God, desiring to display His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience objects of wrath ready for destruction? And what if He did this to make known the riches of His glory on objects of mercy that He prepared beforehand for glory— on us, the ones He also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?read more.
As He also says in Hosea:I will call Not My People, My People,
and she who is Unloved, Beloved.
Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.
and so that Gentiles may glorify God for His mercy. As it is written:Therefore I will praise You among the Gentiles,
and I will sing psalms to Your name. Again it says: Rejoice, you Gentiles, with His people! And again:Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
all the peoples should praise Him!read more.
And again, Isaiah says:The root of Jessewill appear,
the One who rises to rule the Gentiles;
the Gentiles will hope in Him.
Rejoice, you nations, concerning His people,
for He will avenge the blood of His servants.
He will take vengeance on His adversaries;
He will purify His land and His people.