1 Samuel 12:22
For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great
name's sake: because it hath
pleased the LORD to make you his people.
Will the Lord
cast off for ever? and will
he be favourable no more?
Psalms 94:14 For
the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake
The LORD [is
and gracious, slow
to anger, and plenteous in mercy
. ... He hath not dealt
with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For a small
moment have I forsaken thee; but with
great mercies will I gather thee. ... For the mountains
shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant
of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath
mercy on thee.
For I will not
contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls
] I have made.
Thus saith the LORD; If
heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I
will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.
And I will make
an everlasting covenant with them, that I
will not turn away from them
, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two
families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus
they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
] a God
like unto thee, that
pardoneth iniquity, and passeth
by the transgression of the remnant
of his heritage? he retaineth
not his anger for ever, because he delighteth
I say then, Hath God
cast away his people? God forbid
. For I also
am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, [of
] the tribe of Benjamin. ... And if
by grace, then [is it
] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be
] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work
is no more work.