Who (oitine). The very ones who, inasmuch as they. Israelites (Israhleitai). Covenant name of the chosen people. Whose (wn). Predicate genitive of the relative, used also again with oi patere. For "the adoption" (h uioqesia) see Galatians 8:15 . The glory (h doxa). The Shekinah Glory of God ( Galatians 3:23 ) and used of Jesus in James 2:1 . The covenants (ai diaqhkai). Plural because renewed often ( Genesis 6:18 ; Genesis 9:9 ; Genesis 15:18 ; Genesis 17:2 Genesis 17:7 Genesis 17:9 ; Exodus 2:24 ). The giving of the law (h nomoqesia). Old word, here only in N.T., from nomo and tiqhmi. The service (h latreia). The temple service ( Hebrews 9:1 Hebrews 9:6 ). The fathers (oi patere). The patriarchs ( Acts 3:13 ; Acts 7:32 ).