Unto you first (Humin prwton). The Jews were first in privilege and it was through the Jews that the Messiah was to come for "all the families of the earth." His servant (ton paida autou). As in verse Hebrews 13 , the Messiah as God's Servant. To bless you (eulogounta uma). Present active participle to express purpose, blessing you (Robertson, Grammar, p. 991). In turning away (en twi apostrepein). Articular infinitive in the locative case, almost preserved in the English.