Jews, The

  • Descended from Abraham.

    Isaiah 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

    Also John 8:39.

  • Divided into twelve tribes.

    Genesis 35:22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

    Also Genesis 49:28.

  • jew (KJV Dictionary)

  • CALLED
    • Hebrews.

      Genesis 14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

      Also Genesis 40:15; 2 Corinthians 11:22.

    • Israelites.

      Exodus 9:7 And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.

      Also Joshua 3:17.

    • See JEWS in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Seed of Abraham.

      Psalms 105:6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

      Also Isaiah 41:8.

    • Seed of Jacob.

      Jeremiah 33:26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

    • Seed of Israel.

      1 Chronicles 16:13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

    • Bible concordance for JEWS

    • Children of Jacob.

      1 Chronicles 16:13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

    • Children of Israel.

      Genesis 50:25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

      Also Isaiah 27:12.

    • Jeshurun.

      Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

    See Jews in McClintock and Strong.

  • Chosen and loved by God.

    Deuteronomy 7:6-7 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. 7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:

  • Circumcised in token of their covenant relation.

    Genesis 17:10-11 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

  • Separated from all other nations.

    Exodus 33:16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

    Also Leviticus 20:24; 1 Kings 8:53.

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • A peculiar people.

      Deuteronomy 14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

    • A peculiar treasure.

      Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

      Also Psalms 135:4.

    • A holy nation.

      Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

    • A holy people.

      Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

      Also Deuteronomy 14:21.

    • A kingdom of priests.

      Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

    • A special people.

      Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

    • The Lord's portion.

      Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

  • Sojourned in Egypt.

    Exodus 12:40-41 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

  • Brought out of Egypt by God.

    Exodus 12:42 It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.

    Also Deuteronomy 5:15; 6:12.

  • In the desert forty years.

    Numbers 14:33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.

    Also Joshua 5:6.

  • Settled in Canaan.

    Numbers 32:18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.

    Also Joshua 14:1-5.

  • Under the theocracy until the time of Samuel.

    Exodus 19:4-6 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

    Also 1 Samuel 8:7.

  • Desired and obtained kings.

    1 Samuel 8:5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

    Also 1 Samuel 8:22.

  • Divided into two kingdoms after Solomon.

    1 Kings 11:31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

    Also 1 Kings 12:19-20.

  • Often subdued and made tributary.

    Judges 2:13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

    Also Judges 4:2; 6:2,6; 2 Kings 23:33.

  • Taken captive to Assyria and Babylon.

    2 Kings 17:32 So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

    Also 2 Kings 18:11; 24:16; 25:11.

  • Restored to their own land by Cyrus.

    Ezra 1:1-4 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, 2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. 4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.

  • Had courts of justice.

    Deuteronomy 16:18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

  • Had an ecclesiastical establishment.

    Exodus 28:1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

    Also Numbers 18:6; Malachi 2:4-7.

  • Had a series of prophets to promote national reformation.

    Jeremiah 7:25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:

    Also Jeremiah 26:4; 35:15; 44:4; Ezekiel 38:17.

  • The only people who had knowledge of God.

    Psalms 76:1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

    Also 1 Thessalonians 4:5; Psalms 48:3; Romans 1:28.

  • The only people who worshipped God.

    Exodus 5:17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.

    Also Psalms 96:5; 115:3-4.

  • Religion of, according to rites prescribed by God.

    Leviticus 18:4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.

    Also Deuteronomy 12:8-11; Hebrews 9:1.

  • Religion of, typical.

    Hebrews 9:8-11 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: 9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; 10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. 11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

    Also Hebrews 10:1.

  • Their national greatness.

    Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

    Also Deuteronomy 33:29.

  • Their national privileges.

    Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

    Also Romans 9:4-5.

  • Their vast numbers.

    Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

    Also Numbers 10:36.

  • NATIONAL CHARACTER OF;
    • Pride of descent, &c.

      Jeremiah 13:9 Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.

      Also John 8:33,41.

    • Love of country.

      Psalms 137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

    • Fondness for their brethren.

      Exodus 2:11-12 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

    • Attachment to Moses.

      John 9:28-29 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. 29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.

    • Attachment to customs of the law.

      Acts 6:14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.

      Also Acts 21:21; 22:3.

    • Fondness for traditionary customs.

      Jeremiah 44:17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.

      Also Ezekiel 20:18,30.

    • Stubborn and stiffnecked.

      Exodus 32:9 And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

      Also Acts 7:51.

    • Prone to rebellion.

      Deuteronomy 9:7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.

      Also Deuteronomy 9:24.

    • Prone to backsliding.

      Jeremiah 2:11-13 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. 12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD. 13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

      Also Jeremiah 8:5.

    • Prone to idolatry.

      Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

      Also Isaiah 57:5.

    • Prone to formality in religion.

      Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

      Also Ezekiel 33:31; Matthew 15:7-9.

    • Self-righteous.

      Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

      Also Romans 10:3.

    • Unfaithful to covenant engagements.

      Jeremiah 3:6-8 The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. 7 And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

      Also Jeremiah 31:32; Ezekiel 16:59.

    • Ungrateful to God.

      Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

      Also Isaiah 1:2.

    • Ignorant of the true sense of Scripture.

      Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

      Also 2 Corinthians 3:13-15.

    • Distrustful of God.

      Numbers 14:11 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?

      Also Psalms 78:22.

    • Covetous.

      Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

      Also Ezekiel 33:31; Micah 2:2.

    • Cowardly.

      Exodus 14:10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

      Also Numbers 14:3; Isaiah 51:12.

  • Trusted to their privileges for salvation.

    Jeremiah 7:4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

    Also Matthew 3:9.

  • Distinction of castes amongst, noticed.

    Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

    Also Luke 7:39; 15:2; Acts 26:5.

  • Degenerated as they increased in national greatness.

    Amos 6:4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

  • Often displeased God by their sins.

    Numbers 25:3 And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

    Also Deuteronomy 32:16; 1 Kings 16:2; Isaiah 1:4; 5:24-25.

  • A spiritual seed of true believers always amongst.

    1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

    Also Isaiah 6:13; Romans 9:6; 11:1,5.

  • MODERN, DIVIDED INTO
    • Hebrews or pure Jews.

      Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

      Also Philippians 3:5.

    • Hellenists or Grecians.

      Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

      Also Acts 9:29.

    • Many sects and parties.

      Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

      Also Mark 8:15.

  • An agricultural people.

    Genesis 46:32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

  • A commercial people.

    Ezekiel 27:17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.

  • Obliged to unite against enemies.

    Numbers 32:20-22 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the LORD to war, 21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him, 22 And the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.

    Also Judges 19:29; 20; 1 Samuel 11:7-8.

  • Often distinguished in war.

    Judges 7:19-23 So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands. 20 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. 21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. 22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath. ...

    Also 1 Samuel 14:6-13; 17:32-33.

  • Strengthened By God in war.

    Leviticus 26:7-8 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

  • Under God's special protection.

    Deuteronomy 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

    Also Deuteronomy 33:27-29; Psalms 105:13-15; 121:3-5.

  • Enemies of, obliged to acknowledge them as divinely protected.

    Joshua 2:9-11 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. 10 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. 11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

    Also Esther 6:13.

  • PROHIBITED FROM
    • Associating with others.

      Acts 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

    • Covenanting with others.

      Exodus 23:32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

      Also Deuteronomy 7:2.

    • Marry with others.

      Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

      Also Joshua 23:12.

    • Following practices of others.

      Deuteronomy 12:29-31 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; 30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

      Also Deuteronomy 18:9-14.

  • Despised all strangers.

    1 Samuel 17:36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

    Also Matthew 16:26-27.

  • Held no intercourse with strangers.

    John 4:9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

    Also Acts 11:2-3.

  • Condemned for associating with other nations.

    Judges 2:1-3 And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. 2 And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? 3 Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

    Also Jeremiah 2:18.

  • Received proselytes from other nations.

    Acts 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

    Also Exodus 12:44,48.

  • Gentiles made one with, under the gospel.

    Acts 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

    Also Acts 15:8-9.

  • ALL OTHER NATIONS
    • Envied.

      Nehemiah 4:1 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

      Also Isaiah 26:11; Ezekiel 35:11.

    • Hated.

      Psalms 44:10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.

      Also Ezekiel 35:5.

    • Oppressed.

      Exodus 3:9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

      Also Judges 2:18; 4:3.

    • Persecuted.

      Lamentations 1:3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

      Also Lamentations 5:5.

    • Rejoiced at calamities of.

      Psalms 44:13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

      Also Psalms 80:5-6.

  • None hated or oppressed, with impunity.

    Psalms 137:8-9 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. 9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

  • CHRIST
    • Promised to.

      Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

      Also Daniel 9:25.

    • Expected by.

      Psalms 14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

      Also Matthew 11:3; Luke 2:25,38.

    • Regarded as the restorer of national greatness.

      Matthew 20:21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.

      Also Luke 24:21; Acts 1:6.

    • Sprang from.

      Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

      Also Hebrews 7:14.

    • Rejected by.

      Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

      Also Mark 6:3; John 1:11.

    • Murdered by.

      Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

      Also 1 Thessalonians 2:15.

  • Imprecated the blood of Christ upon themselves and their children.

    Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

  • Many of, believed the gospel.

    Acts 21:20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:

  • Unbelieving, persecuted the Christians.

    Acts 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

    Also Acts 17:13; 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16.

  • Cast off for unbelief.

    Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

    Also Romans 11:20.

  • Scattered and peeled.

    Isaiah 18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

    Also Isaiah 18:7.

  • Shall finally be saved.

    Romans 11:26-27 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

  • Punishment of, for rejecting and killing Christ, illustrated.

    Matthew 21:37-43 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? ...

  • Descendants of Abraham.

    Psalms 105:6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

    Also Isaiah 51:2; John 8:33; Romans 9:7.

  • The people of God.

    Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

    Also 2 Samuel 7:24; Isaiah 51:16.

  • Separated to God.

    Exodus 33:16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

    Also Numbers 23:9; Deuteronomy 4:34.

  • Beloved for their father's sake.

    Deuteronomy 4:37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;

    Also Deuteronomy 10:15; Romans 11:28.

  • Christ descended from.

    John 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

    Also Romans 9:5.

  • THE OBJECTS OF
    • God's love.

      Deuteronomy 7:8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

      Also Deuteronomy 23:5; Jeremiah 31:3.

    • God's choice.

      Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

    • God's protection.

      Psalms 105:15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

      Also Zechariah 2:8.

  • The covenant established with.

    Exodus 6:4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.

    Also Exodus 24:6-8; 34:27.

  • PROMISES RESPECTING MADE TO
    • Abraham.

      Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

      Also Genesis 13:14-17; 15:18; 17:7-8.

    • Isaac.

      Genesis 26:2-5 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

      Also Genesis 26:24.

    • Jacob.

      Genesis 28:12-15 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

      Also Genesis 35:9-12.

    • Themselves.

      Exodus 6:7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

      Also Exodus 19:5-6.

  • Privileges of.

    Psalms 76:1-2 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel. 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

  • PUNISHED FOR
    • Idolatry.

      Psalms 78:58-64 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images. 59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel: 60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men; 61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand. ...

      Also Isaiah 65:3-7.

    • Unbelief.

      Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

    • Breaking covenant.

      Isaiah 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

      Also Jeremiah 11:10.

    • Transgressing the law.

      Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

      Also Isaiah 24:5-6.

  • Changing the ordinances.

    Isaiah 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

  • Killing the prophets.

    Matthew 23:37-38 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

  • Imprecating upon themselves the blood of Christ.

    Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

  • Scattered among the nations.

    Deuteronomy 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

    Also Ezekiel 6:8; 36:19.

  • Despised by the nations.

    Ezekiel 36:3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:

  • Their country trodden under foot by the Gentiles.

    Deuteronomy 28:49-52 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; 50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: 51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee. 52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

    Also Luke 21:24.

  • Their house left desolate.

    Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

  • Deprived of civil and religious privileges.

    Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

  • DENUNCIATIONS AGAINST THOSE WHO
    • Cursed.

      Genesis 27:29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

      Also Numbers 24:9.

    • Contended with.

      Isaiah 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

      Also Isaiah 49:25.

    • Oppressed.

      Isaiah 49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

      Also Isaiah 51:21-23.

    • Hated.

      Psalms 129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

      Also Ezekiel 35:5-6.

    • Aggravated the afflictions of.

      Zechariah 1:14-15 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. 15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

    • Slaughtered.

      Psalms 79:1-7 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps. 2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. 3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them. 4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us. ...

      Also Ezekiel 35:5-6.

  • God, mindful of.

    Psalms 98:3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

    Also Isaiah 49:15-16.

  • Christ was sent to.

    Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    Also Matthew 21:37; Acts 3:20,22,26.

  • Compassion of Christ for.

    Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

    Also Luke 19:41.

  • The gospel preached to, first.

    Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    Also Luke 24:47; Acts 1:8.

  • Blessedness of blessing.

    Genesis 27:29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

  • Blessedness of favoring.

    Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

    Also Psalms 122:6.

  • Pray importunately for.

    Psalms 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

    Also Isaiah 62:1,6-7.

  • Saints remember.

    Psalms 102:14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

    Also Psalms 137:5; Jeremiah 51:50.

  • PROMISES RESPECTING,
    • The pouring out of the Spirit upon them.

      Ezekiel 39:29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

      Also Zechariah 12:10.

    • The removal of their blindness.

      Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

      Also 2 Corinthians 3:14-16.

    • Their return and seeking to God.

      Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.

    • Their humiliation for the rejection of Christ.

      Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

    • Pardon of sin.

      Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

      Also Romans 11:27.

    • Salvation.

      Isaiah 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

      Also Romans 11:26.

    • Sanctification.

      Jeremiah 33:8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.

      Also Ezekiel 36:25; Zechariah 12:1,9.

    • Joy occasioned by conversion of.

      Isaiah 44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

      Also Isaiah 49:13; 52:8; 66:10.

    • Blessing to the Gentiles by conversion of.

      Isaiah 2:1-5 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. ...

      Also Isaiah 60:5; 66:19; Romans 11:12,15.

    • Re-union of.

      Jeremiah 3:18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.

      Also Ezekiel 37:16-17,20-22; Hosea 1:11; Micah 2:12.

    • Restoration to their own land.

      Isaiah 11:15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.

      Also Isaiah 14:1-3; 27:12-13.

      Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

      Also Ezekiel 37:21; 39:25,28.

    • Gentiles assisting in their restoration.

      Isaiah 49:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

      Also Isaiah 60:10; 61:4-6.

    • Subjection of Gentiles to.

      Isaiah 60:11-12 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. 12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

      Also Isaiah 60:14.

    • Future glory of.

      Isaiah 60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

      Also Isaiah 62:3-4.

    • Future prosperity of.

      Isaiah 60:6-7 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. 7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

      Also Isaiah 60:9; 61:4-6; Hosea 14:5-6.

    • That Christ shall appear amongst.

      Isaiah 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

      Also Zechariah 14:4.

    • That Christ shall dwell amongst.

      Ezekiel 43:7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.

      Also Ezekiel 43:9.

    • That Christ shall reign over.

      Ezekiel 34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

      Also Ezekiel 37:24-25.

  • Conversion of, illustrated.

    Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. 4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. ...

    Also Romans 11:24.

 
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