Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I say to you, that many will come from east and west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens,
So the last will be first, and the first last, for many are called but few chosen.
Which of the two did the will of the father? They say to him, The first. Jesus says to them, Truly I say to you, that the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
But many first will be last, and the last first.
And all the people having heard, and the tax collectors who were immersed the immersion of John, justified God.
And behold, there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last.
But the tax collector, having stood from afar, would not even lift his eyes to the sky, but beat upon his breast, saying, God, be thou merciful to me a sinful man.
And the law entered so that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace was more abundant,
What will we say then? That the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness from faith.
Ye were running well. Who hindered you, not to obey the truth?
Let us be afraid therefore, lest, a promise being left behind to enter into his rest, any of you should seem to have come short.