Least of These My Brethren


by Pastor Don Elmore

October 27, 2013

Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:40

This verse is given as the verse which is used as the one which the Universalist uses to fleece our people into giving part of their money to them in order to think that they are doing this for Jesus Christ.  Look at these recent examples:

  • There was an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about the Jesuit Xavier University professor who “Invites others to walk across the Color Line.”  He is a lifelong musician and a student of African-American history and spiritually and teaches theology and spiritually courses at Xavier University. He and his wife have two birth children and then adopted two Haitian orphans in 2010. “He states that it is not just black and white or just the multicultural face of humanity.  It’s about experiencing the multicultural face of God.  It about discovering God and joy in this life in places that I used to be afraid to go.  There are amazing joys and riches to be found” (Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday, October 13, 2013 issue, cover page of the Good News section).
  • In the Tulsa World newspaper, in September, 2013 there was an article about a newlywed husband and wife who were both hired to be ministers of the First Christian Church in downtown Tulsa.   He is quoted as saying “that the churches around the world, are undergoing a major shift, something that happens about every 500 years in Christendom.”  Of course, his denomination, The Christian Church, is only 200 years old.  They taught that the church was gone (no true Christian church left in the world) in the early 1800’s and that it had to be restored.  So what does he mean that there is a major shift every 500 years in Christendom; when his denomination is only 200 years old? At the end of the article it says that “Both of them have studied African-American affairs and both have an interest in fostering a ‘a sense of unity that embraces diversity….’  That’s at the core of who we are as Disciples,” he (the husband) added. 

In the 200 years of his denomination’s existence, this was not the core of this church in its beginning.  In the early 1800’s the church did have other races as its members, but it was a long way from being its core. 

Unity embraces diversity?  Do you think that was what they were taught; the jewish lie.  They say that it is diversity that makes America strong!  No, it is the few remaining remnants of God’s Word and Law that make our nation strong; the few waning remnant of pure Israel blood and the even fewer righteous Israelites left. 

Other charities are much more in your face about the situation.  Here is an example:

“In November, we will be serving thousands of meals through our various ministries.  The homeless and hungry depend on Fairhaven to meet their physical and spiritual needs…many have no one else.  For many the mission is the only family they have.

As the Bible says in Matthew 25:40… ‘Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.’

As we count our blessings during this season, we are thankful for you – our friends – whose faithful prayers, caring and involvement make this ministry possible.

Rejoicing in His Blessings,
Rev. David E. Hammers
Executive Director

Enclosed in my Thanksgiving gift to feed and care for needy people:

__  $20.50 to help feed and care for 10 people

__  $30.75 to help feed and care for 15 people

__  $51.25 to help feed and care for 25 people

__ $102.50 to help feed and care for 50 people

__$205.00 to help feed and care for 100 people

$____to feed and care for as many as possible.


Another example is something that was sent to me in the mail two weeks ago.  It began with the following


For just $2.05 we can provide a complete thanksgiving meal.”

There was one Scripture verse used…Mathew 25:40:  “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” There is just one verse; no comment of the context, no view on what or who the pronouns represent. 

They help feed and care for all kinds of people—every kind of person that is in need.  But is that what this verse says?  Who are God’s brethren?  Whatever you do to the least of His brethren are you doing it unto Him?  Are His brethren all peoples; all races; all cultures?  Are all races, all human beings, all men, all women, all children of all cultures, all religions; every Negroid, every Asian, every Caucasian, every Polynesian, every Israelite, every jew…are all God’s brethren?


What is the context of Matthew 25:40?  It starts in verse 31 and ends with verse 46.  The time period of this parable begins after the Lord has returned to the earth.

Matthew 25:31-33

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

And before him shall be gathered all nationsand he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.”

Did you notice which side the sheep, who would inherit eternal life were placed—the right side?  And which side those who would be cast into eternal punishment were placed—the left side?   What side would you want to be one:  the right or left?  It seems the right side is the one to be one—now and then!

What side are the liberal Democrats on?  The left side.   What side are the Republicans on?  The majority are on the left side.

What side are the real conservative Christians on?  The right side! 

The Republican traitors in the House of Representatives have done exactly as Obama wanted; they have given him everything he wanted and more.  House Speaker Boehner and the other traitors completely funded Obama Care.

In addition they secretly agreed to charge seniors more for Medicare, increase Tricare healthcare costs for military retirees, and reduce Social Security benefits.  The intent is to eventually force seniors to switch from Medicare to Obama Care.

There is no major difference between most Republicans and Democrats; maybe a nickel’s difference.     No one gave the solution as being to get rid of the Federal Reserve System.  No usury banking should be allowed to the Anglo-Saxons, Germanic, Scandinavians, etc.  It is allowed because they fear the jews.

Rand Paul at the Wailing WallSenator Rand Paul and Senator Ted Cruz went over to Israeli to kiss up to the big-wigs there. Both of these hack politicians visited the Wailing Wall with a rabbi.  Now, Senator Rand admits he speaks to an official of the Jewish Lobby each and every day.  The AIPAC and ADL are proud of their newest recruits and the Jewish billionaires now fund and direct most of the pitifully helpless Tea Parties.  To the left is a picture of Senator Rand Paul in Jerusalem at the Wailing Wall praying.  Notice the Yakama on his head.

Scofield Version: 1909 Interpretation

The term “Son of Man”, clearly identifies Jesus Christ in His resurrected body; that is come to earth to reign as He himself repeatedly stated that He shall come in His Glory. 

What are being separated in these verses are nations, not individuals.  The basis of the judgment as to whether a nation survives or is destroyed is dependent upon how they treated the brethren of the Lord.  This is a key passage.  God’s people are to show charity first to their own kind.  Much of the missionary and governmental aide programs to other races use this verse to justify their existence. 

There is a missionary group called “Matthew 25 Ministry” in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since no major league ball player hit the sign where the Toyota truck was located (high above the right center field wall in Great American Ball Park) the Cincinnati Reds gave the truck to the charity this week.   Also this week, Cintas Corporation in Cincinnati also gave a new truck to this Ministry.

But this Ministry is unscriptural as to Matthew 25!  Every crisis events, from the disaster in Haiti to the floods in Colorado, Matthew 25 Ministry sends truck loads of materials for the victims.  It was started by the pastor who married Randa and I.  After our marriage, he soon quit the church he was at; my boyhood church, and started this local ministry.  Its main emphases are in serving Central America; but supplies emergency aid to disasters in the whole world.

Scofield Bible Interpretation

Now look how the Scofield Bible interprets these verses in Chapter 25 of Matthew. According to the 1909 Scofield Bible, there are three classes of people in the Matthew 25:31-46 parable: 

  • Sheep,
  • Goats and
  • God’s Brethren. 

It says that “This judgment is to be distinguished from the judgment of the great white throne.  Here there is no resurrection; the persons judged are living nations; no books are opened; three classes are present, sheep, goats, brethren; the time is at the return of Christ (v. 31); and the scene is on the earth…

The test in this judgment is the treatment accorded by the nations to those whom Christ here calls ‘my brethren.’  These ‘brethren’ are the Jewish Remnant who will have preached the Gospel of the kingdom to all nations during the tribulation.”

The 1909 version of the Scofield Bible says that God’s Brethren are the jewish remnant who will preach the gospel of the kingdom to all nations in the future.  

Scofield Bible: 1967 Version

In the 1967 Scofield Bible the meaning is changed and enlarged.  “The time of this judgment is ‘when the Son of man shall come in his glory,’ i.e. at the second coming of Christ after the tribulation.  The subjects of this judgment are ‘all nations,’ i.e. all Gentiles then living on earth.  Three classes of individuals are mentioned:

(1) Sheep, saved Gentiles;

(2) Goats, unsaved Gentiles; and

(3) Brethren, the people of Israel” [No longer is it the Jewish remnant].

“The scene is on earth; no books are opened; it deals with the living rather than with those translated or raised from the dead.  The test of this judgment is the treatment by individual Gentiles of those whom Christ calls ‘my brethren,’ living in the preceding tribulation period when Israel is fearfully persecuted

The good works mentioned are the proof but not the ground of faith and salvation.  The fact that the righteous and the unrighteous are still mingled and required separation after the establishment of Christ’s throne on earth makes evident that no rapture, i.e. translation of the saints, could have taken place at the time of Christ’s coming to the earth after the tribulation. 

In such a case the separation here described would have already occurred before the establishment of the throne.  The sheep are Gentiles saved on earth during the period between the rapture and Christ’s second coming to the earth.”

Did you notice how the Scofield Bible changed the interpretation of these verses?  They have these verses talking about a future event.  All three different types of people are in the future; not the present.

Other Views

Who are the sheep nations?  Who are the goat nations?  Who are the LORD’S brethren?  This is the main difference that confuses many people about this parable.  But all views that I looked at said that this was a judgment of NATIONS; not individuals.  So, that makes the use of Matthew 25:40 senseless in the letter that I received for donations for providing for Thanksgiving Dinners for the poor.

And that brings up the question which is missing in almost all of the interpretations of this parable:  Who are the lost sheep of the House of Israel?  Where are those nations that are the birthright nations?  Why are they not in this parable?

The Missing Sheep

My sheep wandered through all the mountains [countries] and upon every high hill [nation]: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them” (Ezekiel 34:6).  Two verses later the shepherds of Israel are criticized because   the “…shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock”.  Later Jesus Christ said to the Apostle Peter, “…Feed my sheep” (John 21:17).   Who was Peter to feed?  Was it the same nations that the shepherds did not search for and feed?   

Let us look into the Bible and see what it says about who the Apostle Peter was to feed.

In Genesis 35:10-11 God said, “Thy name shall not be called anymore Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name.

And God said unto him, Be fruitful and multiply, a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins.”     

Why have the two Scofield versions of the Bible [1909 and 1967] and other similar Commentaries missed the answer to these main emphases of the Bible?  Let us look.

What Does the Bible Say?

Now Jacob had twelve sons and the promise of national greatness was given to Joseph.  As Hebrews 11:21 says By faith, Jacob when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph.”  Both of the sons of Joseph that were blessed by their grandfather, Jacob, are not specificiantly listed as being one of the three candidates by either of the Scofield Bibles and a large number of Commentaries.  Remember what the 1967 version of the Scofield Bible says:

  • Sheep, future saved gentiles.  Does not mention if the sheep are the descendants of Manasseh and Ephraim, the two sons of Joseph.
  • Goats, future unsaved gentiles.  Does not mention if the goats are the descendants of Manasseh and Ephraim, the two sons of Joseph.
  • God’s brethren:  future remnant of the jews which was changed to Israel.  Both imply the people who are called jews today, descendants of Edom and Khazaria.  They did not include the two blessed sons of Joseph.

The Scofield Bible totally ignores the destiny of the two sons of Joseph.  They totally ignore the Birthright of the inheritance of Abraham.  They totally ignore the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob which traces the God of the covenant.  They don’t mention the descendants of the birthright—let alone all of Israel! They totally ignore what the Scriptures say:

 In 1 Chronicles 5:2, “…the BIRTHRIGHT was Joseph’s.”  Is that important?  The birthright is related to an inheritance.  Remember that God promised Abraham several marvelous things but Abraham did not have any children.  But God said that, even though Abraham and his wife were close to a century in age they would be parents of a child.  And they became parents. 

They had a miracle birth of one child and God named him Isaac.  The Bible tells us that he was actually the 2nd of 8 sons that Abraham had, but the other 7 were with two other women:  Hagar and Keturah.  Isaac was given the inheritance of the covenant promises that were made to his father, Abraham and his mother Sarah. 

Isaac passed the inheritance on to his youngest twin-son Jacob.    Jacob had twelve sons; who would he pass the inheritance to?  Most Christians have NOT been told that the first-born of Jacob was Reuben, the son of Leah; the sister of Rachel.  But when Reuben was a mature man he “went and lay with Bilhah, his father’s concubine:  and Israel (Jacob) heard it…” (Genesis 35:22b). 

This incident is referred to by Jacob when he prophesied on his death bed.  He said to Reuben in Genesis 49:3-4:  “…thou are my first-born, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power. 

Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel, because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it; he went up to my couch.”

In 1 Chronicles 5:1-2 tell us that “Now the sons of Reuben, the first-born of Israel (for he was the first-born; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright;

For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph’s);…”

Notice that Judah did not get the birthright but “…he was the chiefest of all the tribes according to Jacob’s prophecy, and because Christ should come of him” Genesis 49:8; Geneva Bible.  Neither Scofield Bibles (1909 or the 1967 version) have any footnotes of these important Scriptures in 1 Chronicles 5.

Jews and Israelites are two different, distinct people.  It is unscriptural to use the two words interchangeably.  The Jews of today claim to be descended from Judah, Benjamin or Levi, the kingdom of Judah; which is nothing but a big lie.  That is because of the promise of ruler ship that God made with this one son of Jacob. 

All of the kings of Europe are descended from Judah.  Jews do not claim the birthright.  But if the ten tribes have disappeared, the literal fulfillment of the prophecies would be impossible.  That is what the Scofield Bibles and many Commentaries are attempting to do.  But the lost ten tribes of Israel have not disappeared, they are found and the prophecies are coming to pass.

But the birthright went from Abraham, to his son Isaac, to his son Jacob, then to the two sons of Joseph.   This must be why, in the Bible, God identifies who He is the God of:  “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”  It never says that He is the God of Abraham, Ishmael and Edom, it always says the former.

Ishmael, the oldest son of Abraham who had a different mother, was told to leave the camp of Abraham. 

Genesis 17:19-20 “And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee:  Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation,

But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee [Abraham] at this set time in the next year.”

Isaac, when he was preparing to take Rebekah as his wife, the future multiplying offspring was a paramount factor:  “And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions….” (Genesis 24:60a). 

Thousands of millions; that would be billions!  That should disprove that the Jews are God’s brethren, because they are today only about 17,000,000 people in the entire world. They have never been more than 20,000,000.  The jews have a regressive birth rate; their natural death rate surpasses their natural birth rate.  This is a sign of a curse:  barrenness.  The jew would be extinct if they didn’t marry other races of peoples.   

The Anglos, Saxons, Scandinavians, Celtic, Germanic, and Teutonic peoples are the thousands of millions of descendants of Rebekah!  They are the nations of Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, etc.

Esau, the oldest twin of Isaac, lost the birthright because he sold it to his brother for a bowl of soup. “’Selling the birthright for a mess of pottage’ has become a euphemism to describe those who are willing to give up their Christian inheritance for the pleasures of this world” (Jacob-Israel vs. Esau-Edom, page 51).

“Esau himself was NOT chosen of God to receive the covenantal birthright blessings, but his brother Jacob was chosen (Genesis 25:23).  In fact, Esau ‘despised’ his birthright as the oldest son and ‘sold his birthright to Jacob’ (Genesis 25:31-34).  Hebrews 12:16 describes Esau as an ‘immoral or godless person…who sold his own birthright for a single meal’” (Identifying Biblical Israel Today, Book Two; page 141). These two young grandsons of Jacob have set the future history of the world by what happened to them that day.

Reuben lost the birthright because he defiled his father’s bed.  God denied this first-born son of Israel and Leah the right of the first-born.  The birthright was then given to Joseph; the first-born son of Rachel.  He received a double portion; it went to his two sons. 

What Does the Birthright Mean?

But what difference does it make who received the birthright anyway?  That’s what most so-called Christians believe in today’s world.  Even their Bible Commentaries teach them the same belief.  Why did the Bible take the time to tell us who got the inheritance and who lost it?  The Scofield Bible and its followers don’t really think that it means anything, anyhow.  

But doesn’t the Bible say that God said to Abraham:  “I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless  thee and make  thy name great….And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee, and in thee [your descendants] shall all families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:2-3).   

And as part of Abraham’s inheritance God told him:  “I will…multiply thee exceedingly…thou shalt be a father of many nations…and kings shall come out of thee” (Genesis 17:2-6).Who are the many nations that claim Abraham as being their father?  Do the Judeo-Christians think that it is important in today’s world? 

In Genesis 18:18 God said that “Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him” [his descendants]. 

This inheritance is promised in the birthright:  “And he blessed Joseph and said…let my name be named on them [i.e. Israel]…and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth…[Manasseh] shall become a people and he also shall be great, but truly his younger brother [Ephraim] shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations” (Genesis 48:15a, 16b, c, 19b).

In just the two BIRTHRIGHT sons of Joseph; two tribes of the nation of Israel, there is a great nation and a multitude of nations.  Then there are the other 11 tribes of Israel.  They all became nations.  Are these nations mentioned in Matthew 25:31-46?

These were some of “…the promises made unto the fathers” (Romans 15:8).  The fathers are defined in Acts 3:13 as being “The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers…”  This verse tells us that He is not the God of everyone; but just the God of the covenant seed of Abraham?

These are unconditional promises that were made to the fathers and have everything to do with the situation that we find ourselves in; in the year 2013.

Christ said, “Other sheep I have, that are not of this fold, them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice” (John 10:16).  Jesus said, “I am not sent but to the LOST sheep of the House of Israel” (Matthew 15:24).  Israel is a “scattered sheep” (Jeremiah 50:17). 

Christ told his disciples, “….go not in the way of the gentiles, and in the cities of the Samaritans enter not, but go ye rather to the lost sheep of the House of Israel” (Matthew 10:6).  This is the other fold “…because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers [because of their obedience to God]” (Deuteronomy 7:7-8).  It was an unconditional promise to help Abraham’s physical descendants [Caucasian] (Genesis 12:2-3; 22:17-18). 

The Apostle James obeyed Christ and wrote his epistle “…to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greetings” (James 1:1). Peter also obeyed Christ and wrote “…to the strangers [sojourners] scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia Minor, and Bithynia.  He wrote to the elect according the foreknowledge of God” (1 Peter 1:1-2). 

These are all areas of Turkey.  The Revised Standard Version says “To the exiles of the dispersion.”  Peter was the “…apostle to the circumcision” (Galatians 2:7).  Were the Romans circumcised?

These must have been areas of Israelite settlement; sheep among the nations of the world; the Assyrian captivity and deportation of Israel beginning in 745 B. C.  In 1 Peter 2:9-10, Peter applies the “kingdom of priests” and “holy nation” of Exodus 19:6 and the “Lo-ammi” and “sons of the Living God” of Hosea 1:9-10 – which all refer to Israelites – to the “strangers” of northern Turkey.  He calls them “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people” (1 Peter 2:9).

Peter quotes from the prophet Hosea who called the House of Israel “unpitied” and “not my people” (1 Peter 1:6, 9) when he says, “Who in time past were not a people [divorced, scatter, or lost] but are now the people of God [found, redeemed] who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy” (1 Peter 2:10).  This proves that he was talking to the lost ten tribes--Israelites called gentiles in the New Testament.

Jesus Christ avoided Judea because he knew that the Jews wanted to murder Him.  “After these things Jesus walked in Galilee:  for he would not walk in Jewry [Judea], because the Jews sought to kill him” (John 7:1).  Jesus Christ also told this group of people that their father was the devil and not God!  (John 8:44).   Do you think that these people were equal to God’s brethren?  Are these murderers of Jesus Christ “sheep” or “goat” nations?


History is His story.  Who’s story?  It is our God’s story.  Our enemy is hiding the biblical birthright from it correct heirs.  The Abrahamic covenant and its blessings and promises were for the heirs of the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  They included a promise to be prosperous, rich in material wealth, to be a “great nation”, to be a “multitude of nations”, and that the heirs would have a right to “dominion” in the world. 

This blessing would have been bestowed upon Esau by birthright; but Esau sold that birthright to Jacob with all of its promises and blessings.  It is thus out of jealousy and revenge that Esau desires to see the destruction of Jacob’s blessings—his culture, civilization, government, industry and relationship with God.  Esau threw away the title to the Abrahamic covenant and is now trying his best to reclaim it by deceiving the whole world into believing that he is the chosen of God.

People are afraid to mention anything about this hatred that wants to destroy our heritage which builds Christendom; protect our families from rape, murder, assault and theft.  Our self-hatred (from decades of propaganda in the schools, churches and media) has caused Christendom’s destruction, by our turning from the true covenant faith to embrace multi-cultural, interfaith, transgender perverse paganism with a thin veneer of Christianity that only God and which Christ said He would spew out of His mouth. 

So, who were the sheep and goats nations who had access to God’s Brethren to treat them either good or bad?

“Many Judeo-Christian preachers today are telling their flocks that Christians in America should religiously, politically and financially support the counterfeit Israeli-Jews who are plundering and pillaging the Arabs and robbing them of their land in the Middle East.  By misapplying the promise that God gave to Abraham and his descendants in Genesis 12, these preachers insist that we are obligated to support and love the Jews, or else we will be cursed as a consequence. 

However, ask yourself:  ‘Since 1948, when the Jews appropriated the land of Palestine as their homeland and when Americans began blessing them with massive financial and military assistance, has America prospered or declined.’

If we assume that the Jews are the true Israelites, then based on God’s Word, we must expect God to bless America for aiding and abetting the Jews.  Instead, we find quite the opposite.  Rather than being blessed, America is being cursed!

Since 1948 America has been on the decline morally, spiritually, physically, financially and politically.  Why?  Because America’s Zionist Jews and Judeo-Christian preachers have misidentified the modern-day Israeli imposters as Israelites.  The Jews have continued to be a curse to the rest of the world; whereas the Celto-Saxons, for the most part have been and continued to be a blessing to the rest of the world….

The following national aspects of Israel…:

  • Israel was to continue as a nation before God forever.
  • Israel was to become a great and mighty nation.
  • Israel was to become a vast multitude of people.
  • Israel was to become a multitude of nations.
  • Israel was to rule over other nations.
  • Israel was to be feared by all nations.
  • Israel was to be a blessing to all nations of the earth.

The Celto-Saxons are the only people who fulfill all of these aspects and marks of true Israel” (God’s Covenant People; Yesterday, Today and Forever, pages 141-142); the jews are imposters.

Almost all commentaries, including the Scofield Bible, say that the Sheep nations are the saved non-Israelites in the future.  But the Bible says that it is the Sheep nations in the parable are told by the KING that they were to “…inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”  The Sheep nations are the “Sheep” nations of Israel and Adam for whom the kingdom was prepared before the foundation of the world.  Only the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are referred to as being sheep.  They have God as their Shepherd; God’s brethren.  Who will inherit the kingdom?  The Bible tells us.  Which do you believe?

The Scofield Commentary of the Bible denies that it is Israel.  Remember, they said that it was:

  • Sheep; future saved gentiles.
  • Goats; future unsaved gentiles.
  • God’s brethren; future remnant of jews which was later changed to the people of Israeli.  Both imply the people who are called jews today, descendants of Edom and Khazaria.  They do not include the two blessed son of Joseph who received the Birthright of God. 

What difference did it make when the birthright and blessings went to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Esau, Jacob, Reuben, Joseph, Joseph’s two sons and Judah?  Who are the great nation and the multitude of nations that the descendants of Abraham were to become?  Who are the nation and the multitude of nations that the two sons of Joseph were to become?   Does the inheritance of God mean anything in today’s world?  It does to me.

Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.