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.
"I tell you the solemn truth, the one who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber.
(Now Judas said this not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money box, he used to steal what was put into it.)
The dogs have big appetites; they are never full. They are shepherds who have no understanding; they all go their own way, each one looking for monetary gain.
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them -- to the shepherds: 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not shepherds feed the flock?
whenever I want to heal Israel, the sin of Ephraim is revealed, and the evil deeds of Samaria are exposed. For they do what is wrong; thieves break into houses, and gangs rob people out in the streets.
And he said to them, "It is written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are turning it into a den of robbers!"
Then he began to teach them and said, "Is it not written: 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations'? But you have turned it into a den of robbers!"
therefore you who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?
2 Peter 2:1
But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
If anyone hears my words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."
1 Timothy 1:15
This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" -- and I am the worst of them!
for before the law was given, sin was in the world, but there is no accounting for sin when there is no law.
In the same way God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, and so he intervened with an oath,
So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
2 Peter 1:11
For thus an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be richly provided for you.