So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
But until this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds,
Look! You are driving me off the land
“The entire community of the Lord says, ‘Why have you disobeyed the God of Israel by turning back today from following the Lord? You built an altar for yourselves and have rebelled today against the Lord.
“El, God, the Lord!
(Now it used to be in Israel that whenever someone went to inquire of God he would say, “Come on, let’s go to the seer.” For today’s prophet used to be called a seer.)
You have kept your word to your servant, my father David;
I, the Lord,
They replied, “Your servants are from a family of twelve brothers.
Today the Lord your God is commanding you to keep these statutes and ordinances, something you must do with all your heart and soul.
Then Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel: “Be quiet and pay attention, Israel. Today you have become the people of the Lord your God.
The Lord told Joshua, “This very day I will begin to honor you before all Israel
So if you have shown loyalty and integrity to Jerub-Baal and his family
The village women said to Naomi, “May the Lord be praised because he has not left you without a guardian
Praised be your good judgment! May you yourself be rewarded
Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not realize that a great leader
The Lord will raise up a king over Israel who will cut off Jeroboam’s dynasty.
I will establish his kingdom permanently, if he remains committed to obeying my commands and regulations, as you are doing this day.’
Know for certain that
So my anger and my wrath were poured out and burned like a fire through the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. That is why they have become the desolate ruins that they are today.’