Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Bible References

General references

Matthew 8:11
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:
Matthew 20:16
So the last shall be first, and the first last.
Matthew 21:31
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.
Mark 10:31
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
Luke 7:29
And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Luke 13:30
And behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.
Luke 18:13
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.
Romans 5:20
And the law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly:
Romans 9:30
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
Galatians 5:7
Ye were running well; who hindered you that ye should not obey the truth?
Hebrews 4:1
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.