Another title for this post could be “Israel.”
Another title for this post could be “Israelites.”
Another title for this post could be “The People of Israel.”
- Israel Out of Egypt
- Spiritual Israel
- The Purification of Israel
- The Sons of Israel Are the Sons of God
- The Kingdom of God Is True Israel
See also: Israel (Jacob) in Names of Men Assigned by God
Under the old covenant, the sons of Israel were those who were physically descended from Israel (Jacob); under the new covenant, the sons of Israel are those who are spiritually descended from The Seed of Israel – Jesus of Nazareth.
Luke 1:16 – “And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.” – This is an angel of the Lord speaking to Zacharias about his son John the Baptist.
John 1:47 – “…’Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!'” – Compare with Psalm 73:1 below.
Romans 9:6, 7 – “…For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel…” – Compare with Romans 2:28, 29.
Galatians 6:16 – “…peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.”
Deuteronomy 6:4, 5 – “Hear, O Israel…”
2 Chronicles 15:3 – “For many days Israel was without…”
Nehemiah 2:10 – “…it was very displeasing to them that someone had come to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel.”
Psalm 73:1 – “Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. – Compare with John 1:47 above.
Psalm 81:8 – “Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!”
Psalm 81:11 – “But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me.”
Psalm 81:13 – “Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!”
Psalm 148:14 – “…the sons of Israel, a people near to Him…”
Isaiah 31:6 – “Return to Him from whom you have deeply defected, O sons of Israel.”