Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Not being, etc
Unto you first, God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, that each one of you might turn from his iniquities.
Then Paul and Barnabas speaking with freedom, said, It was necessary indeed that the word of God should first have been spoken to you; but seeing ye put it from you and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles through faith, evangelized Abraham in advance, saying, In thee shall all the Gentiles be blessed.
Ye know how through weakness of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
1 Peter 1:12
Unto whom it was revealed that not unto themselves, but unto us they did administer the things, which are now announced unto you by those that have preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven, which things the angels desire to look into.
For circumcision verily profits if thou keep the law, but if thou art a rebel to the law, thy circumcision is made into a foreskin.
1 Corinthians 13:3
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor and though I give my body to be burned and have not charity, it profits me nothing.
1 Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
Not being, etc
Seeing, therefore, it remains that some must enter therein, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of disobedience;
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unfaithfulness, to depart from the living God.
But without faith it is impossible to please God; for he that comes to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.
1 Thessalonians 1:5
For our gospel did not come unto you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and in full assurance as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, that having received from us the word to hear from God, ye received it not as the word of men, (but as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually works in you that believe.
2 Thessalonians 2:12
that they all might be condemned who did not believe the truth, but consented to the iniquity.
So then, leave all uncleanness and remains of malice and receive with meekness the word ingested within you, which is able to cause your souls to be saved.
And he could do no mighty work there except that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk and healed them.