Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
But God's free gift immeasurably outweighs the transgression. For if through the transgression of the one individual the mass of mankind have died, infinitely greater is the generosity with which God's grace, and the gift given in His grace which found expression in the one man Jesus Christ, have been bestowed on the mass of mankind.
It is in Him, and through the shedding of His blood, that we have our deliverance--the forgiveness of our offences--so abundant was God's grace,
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the intense love which He bestowed on us,
1 Timothy 1:14
and the grace of our Lord came to me in overflowing fulness, conferring faith on me and the love which is in Christ Jesus.
But when the goodness of God our Saviour, and His love to man, dawned upon us, not in consequence of things which we,
1 Peter 1:23
For you have been begotten again by God's ever-living and enduring word from a germ not of perishable, but of imperishable life.
1 Peter 2:2
Thirst, like newly-born infants, for pure milk for the soul, that by it you may grow up to salvation;
who were begotten as such not by human descent, nor through an impulse of their own nature, nor through the will of a human father, but from God.
"In most solemn truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "that unless a man is born anew he cannot see the Kingdom of God."
In accordance with His will He made us His children through the Message of the truth, so that we might, in a sense, be the Firstfruits of the things which He has created.
1 John 2:29
Since you know that He is righteous, be assured also that the man who habitually acts righteously is a child of His.
1 John 3:9
No one who is a child of God is habitually guilty of sin. A God-given germ of life remains in him, and he cannot habitually sin--because he is a child of God.
1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another; for love has its origin in God, and every one who loves has become a child of God and is beginning to know God.
1 John 5:1
Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God; and every one who loves the Father loves also Him who is the Father's Child.
fortitude, ripeness of character; and ripeness of character, hope;
It is *in hope* that we have been saved. But an object of hope is such no longer when it is present to view; for when a man has a thing before his eyes, how can he be said to hope for it?
full of joyful hope, patient under persecution, earnest and persistent in prayer.
May God, the giver of hope, fill you with continual joy and peace because you trust in Him--so that you may have abundant hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 13:13
And so there remain Faith, Hope, Love--these three; and of these the greatest is Love.
if, indeed, you are still firmly holding to faith as your foundation, without ever shifting from your hope that rests on the Good News that you have heard, which has been proclaimed in the whole creation under Heaven, and in which I Paul have been appointed to serve.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
For we never fail to remember your works of faith and labours of love and your persistent and unwavering hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father;
in expectation of the fulfilment of our blessed hope--the Appearing in glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;
but Christ was faithful as a Son having authority over God's house, and we are that house, if we hold firm to the End the boldness and the hope which we boast of as ours.
He added an oath, in order that, through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for Him to prove false, we may possess mighty encouragement--we who, for safety, have hastened to lay hold of the hope set before us.
1 John 3:3
And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.
1 Peter 3:21
And, corresponding to that figure, the water of baptism now saves you--not the washing off of material defilement, but the craving of a good conscience after God--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
who was surrendered to death because of the offences we had committed, and was raised to life because of the acquittal secured for us.
For if while we were hostile to God we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, it is still more certain that now that we are reconciled, we shall obtain salvation through Christ's life.
And if the Spirit of Him who raised up Jesus from the dead is dwelling in you, He who raised up Christ from the dead will give Life also to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who dwells in you.
1 Corinthians 15:20
But, in reality, Christ *has* risen from among the dead, being the first to do so of those who are asleep.
raised us with Him from the dead, and enthroned us with Him in the heavenly realms as being in Christ Jesus,
1 Thessalonians 4:13
Now, concerning those who from time to time pass away, we would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, lest you should mourn as others do who have no hope.