Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter in through it.
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one regarded;
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none for him; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent.
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:
The labour of fools wearieth them, because they know not how to go to the city.
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that doeth righteousness, and hath not forsaken the ordinance of their God; they ask of me the ordinances of righteousness, they take delight in approaching to God:
And they come unto thee as a people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they do them not; for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their dishonest gain.
For John said to Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have the wife of thy brother.
Ye shall seek me and shall not find me, and where I am ye cannot come.
He said therefore again to them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin; where I go ye cannot come.
Children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me; and, as I said to the Jews, Where I go ye cannot come, I say to you also now.
But Israel, pursuing after a law of righteousness, has not attained to that law.
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.