1 Peter 2:10

Who in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
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Methodius of Olympus

AD 311
And hence they sing the Lord's song in a strange land, explaining the law by distorting and degrading it, expecting a sensual kingdom, and setting their hopes on this alien world, which the Word says will pass away,

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
-the manna-and sufficiently bound to God by His benefits-forgot his Lord and God, saying to Aaron: "Make us gods, to go before us: for that Moses, who ejected us from the land of Egypt, hath quite forsaken us; and what hath befallen him we know not. "And accordingly we, who "were not the people of God "in days bygone, have been made His people,

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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