Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
I have other sheep too that do not belong to this fold. I must lead them too, and they will obey my voice, and they will all become one flock, with one shepherd.
I am the vine, you are the branches. Anyone who remains united to me, with me united to him, will be very fruitful, for you cannot do anything apart from me.
And it has brought you, who were once estranged from him, hostile in attitude and engaged in doing wrong (though now he has reconciled you
and shouting, "Friends, why are you doing this? We are only human beings like you, and we bring you the good news that you should turn from these follies to a living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and all that they contain.
And just as they refused to recognize God any longer, God has abandoned them to unworthy impulses and indecent conduct.
1 Corinthians 8:4
As to eating things, then, that have been offered to idols, we all know that no idol has any real existence, and that there is no God but one.
1 Corinthians 10:19
What am I saying then? That there is any such thing as being offered to an idol, or any such thing as an idol?
But formerly, in your ignorance of God, you were slaves to gods that really did not exist,
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not to gratify his passion, like the heathen who know nothing of God.
They are estranged from the life of God because of the ignorance that exists among them and their obstinacy of heart,
put out furious fires, escaped death by the sword, found strength in their time of weakness, proved mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
Thus showing mercy to our forefathers, And keeping his sacred agreement,
You are the descendants of the prophets and the heirs of the agreement that God made with your forefathers when he said to Abraham, 'Through your posterity all the families of the earth will be blessed.'
For they are Israelites, and to them belong the rights of sonship, God's glorious presence, the divine agreements and legislation, the Temple service, the promises,
Now the promises were made to Abraham and his line. It does not say, "and to your lines," in the plural, but in the singular, "and to your line," that is, Christ.
You worship something you know nothing about; we know what we worship, for salvation comes from the Jews.
That is why I asked to see you and speak with you, for it is on account of Israel's hope that I have to wear this chain."
and for the hope of what is stored up for you in heaven. You first heard of it long ago when the true message of the gospel
1 Thessalonians 4:13
We do not want you to be under any misapprehension, brothers, about those who are falling asleep. You must not grieve for them, as others do who have no hope.
2 Thessalonians 2:16
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and kindly given us unfailing encouragement and a well-founded hope,
1 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by order of God our Savior and of Jesus Christ our hope,
so that by these two unalterable things, which make it impossible for God to break his promise, we who have taken refuge with him may be greatly encouraged to seize upon the hope that is offered to us.
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has caused us to be born anew to a life of hope through Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead,
1 Peter 3:15
but reverence Christ in your hearts as Lord, and always be ready to make your defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that you have. But do so gently and respectfully,
1 John 3:3
And everyone who possesses this hope in him tries to make himself as pure as he is.