Cherry-picker... pick your cherries and ignore the rest. Stop lying Jerry, it's very unbecoming a Christian.
I didn't ignore what you said in order to try to prove that the Jews who lived under the law could not be saved apart from the works of the law. Here is what you said and my response:
Jesus said "Keep My commandments." That means keeping the law was a requirement.
Here is what Paul said about trying to establish one's own righteousnness by keeping the law:
"For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident" (Gal.3:10-11).
If law keeping was a requirement for those under the law then none of them would be saved because "no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident."
Here is how David, who lived under the law, was saved:
"Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered" (Ro.4:6-7).
According to your ideas David could not be saved without works but Paul declares in no uncertain terms that God imputed righteousness to him without works.
I could have accused you of "cherry picking" but I do will not use that tactic because it proves nothing. I didn't ignore what you said and you know that I didn't but yet you accuse me of ignoring your points anyway and lying. You never answered my response.
Now that I have answered your point about keeping the commandments it is time for you to actually address what the Lord Jesus said in the following verse where He spoke to the Jews who lived under the law:
"Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life" (Jn.6:47).