Oh, that Israel’s deliverance would come from Zion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of His people,
Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.
So when they had come together, they asked Him, “Lord, are You restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?”
saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”
So Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”He answered him, “You have said it.”
and said, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!”
An inscription was above Him: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
He will reign over the house of Jacob forever,
and His kingdom will have no end.
I didn’t know Him, but I came baptizing with water so He might be revealed to Israel.”
He sent the message to the Israelites, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all.
Those who had been scattered as a result of the persecution that started because of Stephen made their way as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message to no one except Jews.
He said to her, “Allow the children to be satisfied first, because it isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with preaching the message and solemnly testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah.
When they heard it, they glorified God and said, “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law.
After three days he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had gathered he said to them: “Brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our ancestors, I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
For this reason I’ve asked to see you and speak to you. In fact, it is for the hope of Israel that I’m wearing this chain.”
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation!
For I say that the Messiah became a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises to the fathers,
1 Corinthians 9:20
To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win Jews; to those under the law, like one under the law—though I myself am not under the law—to win those under the law.
He will turn many of the sons of Israel
to the Lord their God.
God exalted this man to His right hand as ruler and Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.