Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I say to you that numbers will come from the east and the west, and will take their seats with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
So the last will be first, and the first last.
Which of the two did his father's pleasure? They say, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that tax-farmers and loose women are going into the kingdom of God before you.
But a great number who are first will be last: and those who are last will be first.
(And all the people, and the tax-farmers, to whom John had given baptism, when they had knowledge of these things, gave glory to God.
And the last will be first, and the first will be last.
The tax-farmer, on the other hand, keeping far away, and not lifting up even his eyes to heaven, made signs of grief and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
And the law came in addition, to make wrongdoing worse; but where there was much sin, there was much more grace:
What then may we say? That the nations who did not go after righteousness have got righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
You were going on well; who was the cause of your not giving ear to what is true?
Let us then, though we still have God's word that we may come into his rest, go in fear that some of you may be unable to do so.