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 through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
However, because I called but you refused to listen, because I stretched out my hand but no one paid attention,
The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person.
What the sluggard desires will kill him, for his hands refuse to work.
The toil of a stupid fool wears him out, because he does not even know the way to the city.
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I look the other way; when you offer your many prayers, I do not listen, because your hands are covered with blood.
They seek me day after day; they want to know my requirements, like a nation that does what is right and does not reject the law of their God. They ask me for just decrees; they want to be near God.
They come to you in crowds, and they sit in front of you as my people. They hear your words, but do not obey them. For they talk lustfully, and their heart is set on their own advantage.
For John had repeatedly told Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
You will look for me but will not find me, and where I am you cannot come."
Then Jesus said to them again, "I am going away, and you will look for me but will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come."
Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for me, and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, 'Where I am going you cannot come,' now I tell you the same.
but Israel even though pursuing a law of righteousness did not attain it.
For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God's righteousness.