Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the Law and boast in God;
Cross ReferencesIsaiah 48:2
who indeed call yourselves after the Holy City and lean on the God of Israel--the LORD of Hosts is His name.
Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD, saying, "Is not the LORD among us? No disaster can come upon us."
You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me,
Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, in whom you have put your hope.
Then they heaped insults on him and said, "You are His disciple; we are disciples of Moses.
You who boast in the Law, do you dishonor God by breaking the Law?
A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical.
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of works? No, but on that of faith.
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the Law, the temple worship, and the promises.
Chapter Outline1. No excuse for sin.
6. No escape from judgment.
14. Gentiles cannot;
17. nor Jews.
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Romans 2:28, 29
Isaiah 48:1, 2
Matthew 8:11, 12
2 Corinthians 11:22
Revelation 3:1, 9
Romans 9:4, 32
John 9:28, 29
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