Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
but he being desirous to clear himself, said to Jesus, but what is meant by our neighbour?
upon which the Lord said to him, you Pharisees won't leave any filth upon the outside of a cup or a platter: while your consciences are abandon'd to rapine, and sensuality.
the Pharisee in a standing posture pray'd thus by himself, O God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men, a robber, a cheat, an adulterer, or like that Publican.
they watch'd then, and suborn'd spies, who under pretence of their tender consciences, might ensnare him in his discourse, and so betray him to the civil power and jurisdiction of the governor.
therefore, when you give alms, do not make a proclamation of it as the hypocrites do, in their publick assemblies by sound of trumpet, that they may have the applause of men. for I assure you, they have their reward.
their phylacterys are broader, and the fringes of their garments are larger than those of others:
for by the observation of the law no one shall be justified in his sight, since it is the law that takes cognizance of sin.
was not our father Abraham treated as just, in consequence of his actions, when he had attempted to sacrifice his son upon the altar?
and he did not want any information concerning man: for he knew of himself the secret of their hearts.
Jesus said to him the third time, Simon son of Jonas, do you love me? Peter was grieved at his asking him the third time, "do you love me?" and he said to him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, feed my sheep.
but after he had purchased a field with the reward of his iniquity, he fell down, his belly burst, and all his bowels gushed out:
God who knows their hearts has granted them a testimonial, by giving them the holy spirit, even as he did to us:
1 Corinthians 4:5
therefore suspend your judgment till the Lord comes, who will bring to light the secrets of darkness, and expose the counsels of mens hearts: and then shall every man have his due reward from God.
I will strike her children dead; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searcheth the reins and the heart: and I will give to every one of you according to your works.
1 Peter 3:4
but in the internal qualities of the mind, in that purity, in that mild and dispassionate temper, which is so acceptable to the divine being.
1 Peter 5:5
As for you that are young, be you submissive to those of a more advanc'd age: and do you all of you pay a becoming deference to one another: be cloak'd with humility, for " God opposes the proud, and shows favour to the humble."