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:
And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they will hear my voice; so there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
I am the vine, ye are the branches; he that abideth in me, and I in him, beareth much fruit: but without me ye can do nothing.
And you that were formerly alienated, and enemies in your mind by wicked works,
crying out, and saying, "Sirs, why do ye these things? we also are men subject to the like infirmities with you, and we preach the gospel unto you, that ye may turn from these vanities to the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea,
And as they were not careful to acknowledge God, God gave them up to an undiscerning mind to do things that were not fit to be done:
1 Corinthians 8:4
As to the eating therefore of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
1 Corinthians 10:19
What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that what is sacrificed to an idol is in itself any thing to stumble at?
But then indeed, when ye knew not God, ye served those which in reality are no gods.
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not in the passion of lust, like the heathens who know not God.
in the vanity of their mind, darkened in their understanding, and alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, by reason of the hardness of their heart:
quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made powerful, became strong in battle, and turned to flight the armies of their enemies.
to display his mercy towards our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant,
Now ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant, which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed:"
who are Israelites, whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the form of divine worship, and the promises:
Now the promises were made to Abraham, and to his seed. He doth not say, "and to seeds," as of many; but as of one, "and to thy seed," which is Christ.
Ye worship ye know not what; but we worship what we know: for salvation is from the Jews.
For this reason therefore I desired to see and to speak to you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which ye have heard before in the word of truth, that is the gospel;
1 Thessalonians 4:13
But I would not have you ignorant, my brethren, concerning those that are fallen asleep, that ye may not be grieved like others who have no hope:
2 Thessalonians 2:16
And may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God and Father, who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation, and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts,
1 Timothy 1:1
Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the appointment of God our Saviour, and the Lord Jesus Christ our hope,
that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to fail, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us;
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy hath regenerated us to a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 3:15
and be always ready to answer every one that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and reverence:
1 John 3:3
And every one, that hath this hope in Him, purifieth himself, even as He is pure.