As he also says in Hosea: “I will call those who were not my people, ‘My people,’ and I will call her who was unloved, 1 ‘My beloved.’” 2
And in this way, 1 with many other exhortations, John 2 proclaimed good news to the people.
Then 1 Pilate called together the chief priests, the 2 rulers, and the people,
Now when 1 all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. And while he was praying, 2 the heavens 3 opened,
The 1 chief priests and the experts in the law 2 were trying to find some way 3 to execute 4 Jesus, 5 for they were afraid of the people. 6
angry 1 because they were teaching the people and announcing 2 in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.
Simeon 1 has explained 2 how God first concerned himself 3 to select 4 from among the Gentiles 5 a people for his name.
Therefore, to sanctify the people by his own blood, Jesus also suffered outside the camp.
She will give birth to a son and you will name him 1 Jesus, 2 because he will save his people from their sins.”
And he will go as forerunner before the Lord 1 in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, 2 to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him.”
Then 1 he began to tell the people this parable: “A man 2 planted a vineyard, 3 leased it to tenant farmers, 4 and went on a journey for a long time.
But they persisted 1 in saying, “He incites 2 the people by teaching throughout all Judea. It started in Galilee and ended up here!” 3
praising God and having the good will 1 of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day 2 those who were being saved.
While Peter and John 1 were speaking to the people, the priests and the commander 2 of the temple guard 3 and the Sadducees 4 came up 5 to them,
But to keep this matter from spreading any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more 1 to anyone in this name.”
Then the commander 1 of the temple guard 2 went with the officers 3 and brought the apostles 4 without the use of force 5 (for they were afraid of being stoned by the people). 6
They incited the people, the 1 elders, and the experts in the law; 2 then they approached Stephen, 3 seized him, and brought him before the council. 4
and 1 for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied 2 him from Galilee to Jerusalem. These 3 are now his witnesses to the people.
But about Israel he says, “All day long I held out my hands to this disobedient and stubborn people!” 1
So I ask, God has not rejected his people, has he? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.