Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
you were heretofore altogether in the dark, but now being enlightned by the Lord, behave as children of light:
for the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."
then he open'd their minds to make them understand the scriptures, and said to them,
so we took our places, and convers'd with the women, that came there. one of them was nam'd Lydia of Thyatira, a trader in purple, and a Jewish proselyte. she heard us: and the Lord inclin'd her heart to attend to what Paul said.
and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and partake of the inheritance of the saints, by believing on me."
2 Corinthians 4:4
to those unbelievers, whose minds the God of this world has so blinded, that the glorious lustre of the gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.
Call to remembrance the former times, in which after ye were illuminated, you were forc'd to struggle with sufferings,
that at that time ye were without all knowledge of the Messiah, being aliens from the common-wealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and living in the world without any true knowledge of God.
Being one body, acted by one spirit, since you all have but one expectation in view;
and probation, hope:
for we are saved but by hope: but hope supposes things not yet present; for how can a man hope for what he has now in possession?
but as for us, our minds are possessed with the hopes of justification by faith.
for the sake of that happiness, which you hope for, and is reserv'd for you in heaven, of which you have already been inform'd by the preaching of the truth, that is, the gospel:
1 Thessalonians 5:8
but let us, who enjoy the light, be temperate; let us be arm'd with the breast-plate of faith and charity, and for an helmet, with the hope of salvation.
2 Thessalonians 2:16
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ, and God our father, who has loved us, and by his favour given us the advantageous hopes of eternal joys, consolate your souls,
in expectation of that desirable happiness, the glorious appearance of the supreme God, and of our saviour Jesus Christ,
that being justified by his favour, we should have the inheritance of eternal life, according to our hopes.
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has regenerated us, and given us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the expectation of immortal life,
1 John 3:1
Consider what proof the father has given us of his love, in allowing us to be called the sons of God: therefore the world does not know us, because it knew him not.
I therefore the prisoner for the Lord, beseech you to live suitably to the offers that have been made to you:
We know too, that all things co-operate for the good of those who love God, who, pursuant to his purpose, has now called them:
I press towards the mark for the prize to which God has called me from above by Jesus Christ.
may the peace of Christ, to which you are called to be but one body, influence your hearts, to be benevolent.
1 Thessalonians 2:12
conjuring you to live suitably to the favour of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.
2 Thessalonians 1:11
Wherefore we continually pray, that our God would by his power effect all the gracious designs of his goodness, and accomplish the work of faith in you;
1 Timothy 6:12
exert yourself in the glorious cause of faith, and secure the prize of eternal life, to which you were called, when you made that excellent profession of faith before so many witnesses.
1 Peter 3:9
don't return evil for evil, nor calumny for calumny; on the contrary, bestow your benedictions, considering that your vocation obliges you thereto, as a means to obtain the divine blessing.
1 Peter 5:10
but may the all-gracious God, who has called us to eternal glory, perfect, confirm, fortify, and settle you, during the short interval of your sufferings.
but happy are you that your eyes have sight; and that your ears have their hearing.