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 ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth 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 did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.