On "Return, you sons, and when you return I will heal your afflictions," up to, "for these things gird yourselves with sackclothes."
IT IS WRITTEN CLEARLY in the Acts of the Apostles that the Apostles first came into the synagogues of the Jews,1. announcing to them, as descendents of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob,2. what had been written concerning the coming of Jesus Christ.3. But when these did not receive what was said, it was necessary that there be other hearers of what was said. Then after explaining to them, they left them. For it was written that there ought to be announced to you the word of God. But since you did not think yourselves worthy, behold we turn to the pagan nations.4. Though this is clearly mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, it has been said implicitly very often by the Prophets. For the Holy Spirit primarily speaks through the Prophets to those people, but if at some point, after having said many things, he is not heard, he prophesies to the pagan nations the word which was preached.
(2) And this is also reflected at the beginning of what was read today, since it is said just before to those from Israel: "And you will call me father and not turn away from me, for as a wife shows disdain toward him who lives with her, so also the house of Israel has shown disdain toward me," says the Lord.5. And when these statements concerning Israel were originally said and____________________