John 10:16
But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd.
John 15:5
"I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.
Colossians 1:21
And you were once alienated and hostile in mind because of your evil actions.
Ephesians 4:18
They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them and because of the hardness of their hearts.
Ezra 4:3
But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the other leaders of Israel's families answered them, "You may have no part with us in building a house for our God, since we alone must build [it] for the LORD, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus, the king of Persia has commanded us."
Isaiah 61:5
Strangers will stand and feed your flocks, and foreigners will be your plowmen and vinedressers.
Ezekiel 13:9
"My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and speak lying divinations. They will not be present in the fellowship of My people or be recorded in the register of the house of Israel, and they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord God.
Hebrews 11:34
quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength after being weak, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight.
the covenants
Genesis 15:18
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "I give this land to your offspring, from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River:
Genesis 17:7-9
I will keep My covenant between Me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, as an everlasting covenant to be your God and the [God] of your offspring after you.
And to you and your offspring after you I will give the land where you are residing-- all the land of Canaan-- as an eternal possession, and I will be their God."
God also said to Abraham, "As for you, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations are to keep My covenant.
Exodus 24:3-11
Moses came and told the people all the commands of the LORD and all the ordinances. Then all the people responded with a single voice, "We will do everything that the LORD has commanded."
And Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. He rose early the next morning and set up an altar and 12 pillars for the 12 tribes of Israel at the base of the mountain.
Then he sent out young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed bulls as fellowship offerings to the LORD.
Moses took half the blood and set it in basins; the [other] half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
He then took the covenant scroll and read [it] aloud to the people. They responded, "We will do and obey everything that the LORD has commanded."
Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, "This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you concerning all these words."
Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and 70 of Israel's elders,
and they saw the God of Israel. Beneath His feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire stone, as clear as the sky itself.
God did not harm the Israelite nobles; they saw Him, and they ate and drank.
Numbers 18:19
"I give to you and to your sons and daughters all the holy contributions that the Israelites present to the LORD as a perpetual statute. It is a perpetual covenant of salt before the LORD for you as well as your offspring."
Psalm 89:3-18
[The LORD said,] "I have made a covenant with My chosen one; I have sworn an oath to David My servant:
'I will establish your offspring forever and build up your throne for all generations.' " Selah
LORD, the heavens praise Your wonders-- Your faithfulness also-- in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the skies can compare with the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD?
God is greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, more awe-inspiring than all who surround Him.
LORD God of Hosts, who is strong like You, LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds You.
You rule the raging sea; when its waves surge, You still them.
You crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your powerful arm.
The heavens are Yours; the earth also is Yours. The world and everything in it-- You founded them.
North and south-- You created them. Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
You have a mighty arm; Your hand is powerful; Your right hand is lifted high.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; faithful love and truth go before You.
Happy are the people who know the joyful shout; LORD, they walk in the light of Your presence.
They rejoice in Your name all day long, and they are exalted by Your righteousness.
For You are their magnificent strength; by Your favor our horn is exalted.
Surely our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Jeremiah 31:31-34
"Look, the days are coming"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
[This one will] not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt-- a covenant they broke even though I had married them"-- the LORD's declaration.
"Instead, this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days"-- the LORD's declaration. "I will place My law within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people.
No longer will one teach his neighbor or his brother, saying: Know the LORD, for they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest of them"-- the LORD's declaration. "For I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sin."
Jeremiah 33:20-26
"This is what the LORD says: If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night so that day and night cease to come at their regular time,
then also My covenant with My servant David may be broken so that he will not have a son reigning on his throne, and the Levitical priests will not be My ministers.
The hosts of heaven cannot be counted; the sand of the sea cannot be measured. So, too, I will make the descendants of My servant David and the Levites who minister to Me innumerable."
The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
"Have you not noticed what these people have said? They say: The LORD has rejected the two families He had chosen. My people are treated with contempt and no longer regarded as a nation among them.
This is what the LORD says: If I do not [keep] My covenant with the day and with the night and fail to establish the fixed order of heaven and earth,
then I might also reject the seed of Jacob and of My servant David-- not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Instead, I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them."
Ezekiel 37:26
I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. I will establish and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary among them forever.
Luke 1:72
He has dealt mercifully with our fathers and remembered His holy covenant--
Acts 3:25
You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your forefathers, saying to Abraham, And in your seed all the families of the earth will be blessed.
Romans 9:4
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the temple service, and the promises.
Romans 9:5
The forefathers are theirs, and from them, by physical descent, came the Messiah, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
Romans 9:8
That is, it is not the children by physical descent who are God's children, but the children of the promise are considered seed.
Galatians 3:16
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say "and to seeds," as though referring to many, but and to your seed, referring to one, who is Christ.
Galatians 3:17
And I say this: the law, which came 430 years later, does not revoke a covenant that was previously ratified by God, so as to cancel the promise.
Jeremiah 14:8
Hope of Israel, its Savior in time of distress, why are You like an alien in the land, like a traveler stopping only for the night?
Jeremiah 17:13
LORD, the hope of Israel, all who abandon You will be put to shame. All who turn away from Me will be written in the dirt, for they have abandoned the fountain of living water, the LORD.
John 4:22
You Samaritans worship what you do not know. We worship what we do know, because salvation is from the Jews.
Acts 28:20
So, 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."
Colossians 1:5
because of the hope reserved for you in heaven. You have already heard about [this hope] in the message of truth,
Colossians 1:27
God wanted to make known to those among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope.
2 Thessalonians 2:16
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope by grace,
1 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus, our hope:
Hebrews 6:18
so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:21
who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
1 Peter 3:15
but set apart the Messiah as Lord in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
1 John 3:3
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself just as He is pure.
2 Chronicles 15:3
For many years Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law,
Isaiah 44:6
This is what the LORD, the King of Israel and its Redeemer, the LORD of Hosts, says: I am the first and I am the last. There is no God but Me.
Isaiah 45:20
"Come, gather together, and draw near, you fugitives of the nations. Those who carry their wooden idols, and pray to a god who cannot save, have no knowledge.
Hosea 3:4
For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or household idols.
Acts 14:15
"Men! Why are you doing these things? We are men also, with the same nature as you, and we are proclaiming good news to you, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything in them.
Acts 14:16
In past generations He allowed all the nations to go their own way,
Romans 1:28-32
And because they did not think it worthwhile to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.
They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, disputes, deceit, and malice. They are gossips,
slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful.
Although they know full well God's just sentence-- that those who practice such things deserve to die-- they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them.
1 Corinthians 8:4-6
About eating food offered to idols, then, we know that "an idol is nothing in the world," and that "there is no God but one."
For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth-- as there are many "gods" and many "lords"--
yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through Him.
1 Corinthians 10:19
What am I saying then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
1 Corinthians 10:20
No, but I do say that what they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons!
Galatians 4:8
But in the past, when you didn't know God, you were enslaved to things that by nature are not gods.
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not with lustful desires, like the Gentiles who don't know God.