Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
And the Lord said, Give him the name Lo-ammi; for you are not my people, and I will not be your God.
As he says in Hosea, They will be named my people who were not my people, and she will be loved who was not loved.
And I will put her as seed in the earth, and I will have mercy on her to whom no mercy was given; and I will say to those who were not my people, You are my people, and they will say, My God.
But if it is of grace, then it is no longer of works: or grace would not be grace.
1 Corinthians 7:25
Now about virgins I have no orders from the Lord: but I give my opinion as one to whom the Lord has given mercy to be true to him.
1 Timothy 1:13
Though I had said violent words against God, and done cruel acts, causing great trouble: but I was given mercy, because I did it without knowledge, not having faith;
Then let us come near to the seat of grace without fear, so that mercy may be given to us, and we may get grace for our help in time of need.
And let the priest take some of the blood of the offering for wrongdoing and put it on the point of the right ear of him who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot;
I am the Lord your God, who took you out of the land of Egypt, so that I might be your God: I am the Lord your God.
Let Israel now say, that his mercy is unchanging for ever.
Then in the waste land there will be an upright rule, and righteousness will have its place in the fertile field.
So then, it is not by the desire or by the attempt of man, but by the mercy of God.