Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Bible References

A faithful

1 Timothy 1:19
holding on to [your] faith and a good conscience. Some people have rejected these things, resulting in the "shipwreck" of their faith [i.e., their spiritual life was ruined].
1 Timothy 3:1
This is a trustworthy saying: If any man eagerly desires to be an overseer [i.e., an elder], he desires a noble task.
1 Timothy 4:9
This [foregoing] saying is trustworthy and deserves to be fully accepted.
2 Timothy 2:11
This saying is trustworthy: For if we have died with Christ [i.e., stopped the practice of sin, See Rom. 6:1-11], we will also live with Him [i.e., both here and hereafter].
Titus 3:8
This saying is trustworthy and I want you [in your teaching] to affirm these things with confidence, so that those people who have trusted God will be careful to devote themselves to doing good deeds. These things [i.e., just mentioned] are good and profitable for people [to do].
Revelation 21:5
Then the One who is seated on the throne [i.e., Christ, or God] said, "Listen, I am making everything new!" Then He said, "Write [this], because these words are trustworthy and true."
Revelation 22:6
Then the angel [See 21:9] said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His servants [i.e., through the apostle John] the things that must happen soon [See 1:1].


John 1:12
But He gave all those who did welcome Him the opportunity of becoming children of God by believing in His name [i.e., as the Messiah].
John 3:16
For God loved the world [of sinners] so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that every person who believes in Him would not [have to] be destroyed, but have never ending life.
Acts 11:1
Now the apostles and the [other] brothers in Judea heard that the Gentiles had responded to the message of God.
1 John 5:11
And this is the testimony [of God]: He gave to us [the hope of] never ending life, and this life is [available through fellowship] in His Son.

Of whom

1 Timothy 1:13
[even] though I had previously spoken against Christ, and persecuted [Christians] and acted outrageously. However, I obtained mercy because I acted out of ignorance, not believing [in Christ].
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least [significant] of the apostles, and am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Ephesians 3:8
This favor of preaching the unfathomable riches of Christ to the Gentiles was given to me [even though] I am the least significant of all saints [i.e., God's holy people].

General references

Matthew 18:11
For the Son of man came to save those who were lost.]}]}
Mark 2:10
But, so you will know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins (He then said to the paralyzed man),
Luke 5:32
I did not come to call those who are doing right to repent [i.e., to change their hearts and lives], but [only those who are] sinners."
Luke 15:1
Now the tax collectors and worldly people were all gathering around Jesus to listen to Him.
Luke 19:10
For the Son of man came to search for and save those who were lost."
1 Timothy 4:9
This [foregoing] saying is trustworthy and deserves to be fully accepted.