Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
So the last shall be first, and the first last.
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 many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
And behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.
But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote his breast, saying, God, be thou merciful to me a sinner.
And the law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly:
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
Ye were running well; who hindered you that ye should not obey the truth?
Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.