Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

General references

Bible References

His own

John 1:13
who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 3:3
Jesus answered, and said to him, "Verily, verily, I say to you, unless one be born anew, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."
Romans 4:17
(as it has been written, "A father of many nations have I made you"), before God Whom he believed, Who maketh alive the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were;
Romans 8:29
because whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren.
Romans 9:15
For He saith to Moses, "I will have mercy on whomsoever I have mercy; and I will have compassion on whomsoever I have compassion."
Ephesians 2:4
but God, being rich in mercy, on account of His great love wherewith He loved us,
Colossians 1:20
and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, whether the things on the earth, or the things in the heavens.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord; because God, from the beginning, chose you to salvation, in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of truth;
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of out Lord Jesus Christ, Who, according to His abundant mercy, begat us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead,

With

James 1:21
Wherefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive in meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
1 Corinthians 4:15
For, though ye have ten thousand tutors in Christ, yet ye have not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I begat you through the Gospel.
Ephesians 1:12
that we might be to the praise of His glory, we who had before hoped in Christ;
1 Peter 1:23
having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, through the word of God, that lives and abides.
1 John 3:9
Whosoever has been begotten of God sins not; because His seed abides in him, and he cannot sin because he has been begotten of God.

Kind

Revelation 14:4
These are those who were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, a first fruit to God and to the Lamb.

General references

Romans 9:16
So, then, it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God Who hath mercy.