Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
And he said, This is why I said to you, No man is able to come to me if he is not given the power to do so by the Father.
How is it possible for you to have faith while you take honour one from another and have no desire for the honour which comes from the only God?
Why are my words not clear to you? It is because your ears are shut to my teaching.
But though he had done such a number of signs before them, they still had no belief in him:
They have no knowledge or wisdom; for he has put a veil over their eyes, so that they may not see; and on their hearts, so that they may not give attention.
Is it possible for the skin of the Ethiopian to be changed, or the markings on the leopard? Then it might be possible for you to do good, who have been trained to do evil.
You offspring of snakes, how are you, being evil, able to say good things? because out of the heart's store come the words of the mouth.
Because the mind of the flesh is opposite to God; it is not under the law of God, and is not able to be:
The writings of the prophets say, And they will all have teaching from God. Everyone whose ears have been open to the teaching of the Father comes to me.
Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you, Without a new birth no man is able to see the kingdom of God.
At that time Jesus made answer and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children.
And Jesus made answer and said to him, A blessing on you, Simon Bar-jonah: because this knowledge has not come to you from flesh and blood, but from my Father in heaven.
But God, being full of mercy, through the great love which he had for us,
Because to you it has been given in the cause of Christ not only to have faith in him, but to undergo pain on his account:
Having been put to death with him in baptism, by which you came to life again with him, through faith in the working of God, who made him come back from the dead.
For in the past we were foolish, hard in heart, turned from the true way, servants of evil desires and pleasures, living in bad feeling and envy, hated and hating one another.
And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will make all men come to me.
Song of Songs 1:4
Take me to you, and we will go after you: the king has taken me into his house. We will be glad and full of joy in you, we will give more thought to your love than to wine: rightly are they your lovers.
From far away he saw the Lord: my love for you is an eternal love: so with mercy I have made you come with me.
I made them come after me with the cords of a man, with the bands of love; I was to them as one who took the yoke from off their mouths, putting meat before them.
And this is the pleasure of him who sent me, that I am not to let out of my hands anything which he has given me, but I am to give it new life on the last day.