O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.