But many that are first shall be last, and last first."
Which of the two did the will of the father?" They say, "The last." Jesus saith to them, "Verily I say to you that the tax-collectors and the harlots are going into the Kingdom of God before you.
And I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven;
And all the people, having heard, and the tax-collectors, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John.
"But the tax-collector, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but was smiting his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!'
And the law entered, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did super-abound;
What, then, shall we say? that gentiles who were not following after righteous obtained righteousness, but a righteousness which is of faith;