Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Truly I say to you, He who does not go through the door into the place where the sheep are kept, but gets in by some other way, is a thief and an outlaw.
(He said this, not because he had any love for the poor; but because he was a thief, and, having the money-bag, took for himself what was put into it.)
Yes, the dogs are for ever looking for food; while these, the keepers of the sheep, are without wisdom: they have all gone after their pleasure, every one looking for profit; they are all the same.
Son of man, be a prophet against the keepers of the flock of Israel, and say to them, O keepers of the sheep! this is the word of the Lord: A curse is on the keepers of the flock of Israel who take the food for themselves! is it not right for the keepers to give the food to the sheep?
When my desire was for the fate of my people to be changed and to make Israel well, then the sin of Ephraim was made clear, and the evil-doing of Samaria; for their ways are false, and the thief comes into the house, while the band of outlaws takes property by force in the streets.
And he said to them, It is in the Writings, My house is to be named a house of prayer, but you are making it a hole of thieves.
And he gave them teaching, and said to them, Is it not in the Writings, My house is to be named a house of prayer for all the nations? but you have made it a hole of thieves.
You who give teaching to others, do you give it to yourself? you who say that a man may not take what is not his, do you take what is not yours?
2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it.
God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.
The bread of God is the bread which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.
And if any man gives ear to my words and does not keep them, I am not his judge: I did not come to be judge of the world but to give salvation to the world.
Even as the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men.
For the Son of man came to make search for those who are wandering from the way, and to be their Saviour.
1 Timothy 1:15
It is a true saying, in which all may put their faith, that Christ Jesus came into the world to give salvation to sinners, of whom I am the chief:
Because, till the law came, sin was in existence, but sin is not put to the account of anyone when there is no law to be broken.
So that when it was God's desire to make it specially clear to those who by his word were to have the heritage, that his purpose was fixed, he made it more certain with an oath;
So that he is fully able to be the saviour of all who come to God through him, because he is ever living to make prayer to God for them.
2 Peter 1:11
For so the way will be open to you into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.