Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
saying unto them, It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers.
1 Kings 8:30
And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: yea, hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place; and when thou hearest, forgive.
Now Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour .
And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Which of the two did the will of his father? They say, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees: touching the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
having knowledge of me from the first, if they be willing to testify, that after the straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.