Promises and Warnings of God to the Jews
Torah's Covenants are eternal"The Jews still remain most dear to God because of their fathers, for Hedoes not repent of the gifts He makes, nor of the calls He issues.""Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am notcome to destroy, but to fulfill" (Matthew 5:17).«ل َم ّك َُ ل ْب َ ض َق ُن َْ ت ُئ ْج ِ ا َ .ءَاي َ ِن َْ و ِأَ س َ ُا ض َق ُن َْ ت ُئ ْج ِ ن ّأَ ظ ُ َ َ.
Later (Matthew 5:8), Jesus announces that the messiah rejected by Israelwill be accepted by the pagans.Repeated in the parable of the "vineyard and the husbandmen" (Matthew21:33-45): Those who did not know how to bring to fruition the advantagesreceived from God would lose their privileged position, which would passover to the pagans. The advent of Jesus signifies for the Jews the end of "closeness." Jesus’ attack against the Pharisees and the Jewish leaders at thetime of the trial, condemnation and crucifixion (Matthew 23:25-39) wasextremely harsh: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For yemake clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are fullof extortion and excess. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous untomen, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity."Thus Jesus’ cry of anger and cursing (Matthew 23:37-39): "O Jerusalem,Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sentunto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as ahen gathereth her chicks under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.""Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, andconsulted that they might take Jesus by surprise, and kill him (Matthew26:3)."