- "I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. "
- "God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the scripture says of Eli'jah, how he pleads with God against Israel? "
- """Lord, they have killed thy prophets, they have demolished thy altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life."" "