Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
and do not imagine that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.
And that servant who has been told his Master's will and yet made no preparation and did not obey His will, will receive many lashes.
For if they are doing these things in the case of the green tree, what will be done in that of the dry?"
Then began He to upbraid the towns where most of His mighty works had been done--because they had not repented.
"I tell you that it will be more endurable for Sodom on the great day than for that town.
For if the message delivered through angels proved to be true, and every transgression and act of disobedience met with just retribution,
and to Jesus the negotiator of a new Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks in more gracious tones than that of Abel.