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glory 24. Even us whom
23 & 24. And what if, when he thus punishes and rejećts you, he pleases to take the Opportunity of being abundantly merciful to the believing and repenting Gentiles, and put even them also into his Church in your Place
he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gen.
said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
27. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Is. rael be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.
28. For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteous. ness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
A. D. 57, not by faith, but as it nately adhering to the Mosaical *—v- were by the works of Law, and depending upon the the law : for they Merits of external and ceremonial fumbled at that tum. Performances; and rejecting the
ers to God, that they would yet believe and continue A. D. 57. V-V
the People and Church of God, and be saved.
6. But the righteousness which is of faith, speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven 2 (that is, to bring Christ
down from above.) 7. Or who shall descend