Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
And he was with them, going in and going out at Jerusalem,
And it came to pass when I returned to Jerusalem, and while I was praying in the temple, that I came to be in a trance;
delivering you from the people and the gentiles, to whom I send you,
Speaking boldly, both Paul and Barnabas said, "It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you. Inasmuch as ye thrust it away from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the gentiles;
Who, in the past generations, suffered all the nations to walk in their own ways;
And He said to me, 'Depart, because I will send you far hence to the gentiles.'
boast not against the branches. But, if you boast, it is not you that bear the root; but the root, you.
Produce, therefore, fruit worthy of repentance;
Produce, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say within yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father'; for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
And, standing, Zacchaeus said to the Lord, "Behold, the half of my goods, Lord, I give to the poor; and, if I wrongfully exacted anything from any one, I restore four-fold."
This, therefore, I say, and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,
Become ye, therefore, imitators of God, as beloved children;
Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right.
that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience;
1 Peter 1:14
as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves to the former desires in your ignorance;
1 Peter 2:9
But ye are "an elect race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation," a people for a possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
1 Peter 4:2
that ye no longer live the rest of your time in the flesh to the desires of men, but to the will of God.
2 Peter 1:5
and, even for this very reason, adding all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in virtue, knowledge;
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."