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.

Bible References


Luke 5:8
And Simon Peter, seeing it, fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying, "Depart from me; because I am a sinful man, O Lord;"
Luke 7:6
And Jesus was going with them. And now, when He was not far distant from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, "Lord, trouble not Thyself; for I am not worthy that Thou shouldest come under my roof.
Luke 17:12
And, as He was entering into a certain village, there met Him ten leprous men, who stood afar off;
Acts 2:37
And, hearing this, they were pricked in the heart, and said to Peter, and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren! what shall we do?"


Hebrews 4:16
Let us, therefore, come with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace for seasonable help.
Hebrews 8:12
because I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and I will remember their sins no more."

A sinner

Luke 15:18
Arising, I will go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I sinned against Heaven, and before you;
Luke 23:40
But the other, answering and rebuking him, said, "Do you not fear God, seeing that you are in the same condemnation?
Matthew 9:13
But, going, learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice;' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Romans 5:8
But God commendeth His own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Timothy 1:15
Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief;
1 John 1:8
If we say, "We have no sin," we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

General references

Matthew 19:30
But many that are first shall be last, and last first."
Mark 10:31
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first."
Luke 3:12
And there came also tax-collectors to be immersed, and they said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
Luke 5:32
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."