Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!"
And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof.
As he entered a village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood at a distance.
Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more."
I will arise and go to my father and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.
And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
1 Timothy 1:15
It is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinnersof whom I am the foremost.
1 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."