Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But I say unto you, that many shall come from the rising and setting sun, and shall lie down at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens;
Thus shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called ones, but few chosen ones.
Which of the two did the will of the father? They say to him, The first. Jesus says to them, Verily I say unto you that the tax-gatherers and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
But many first shall be last, and the last first.
(And all the people who heard it, and the tax-gatherers, justified God, having been baptised with the baptism of John;
And behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.
And the tax-gatherer, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, O God, have compassion on me, the sinner.
But law came in, in order that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded grace has overabounded,
What then shall we say? That they of the nations, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained righteousness, but the righteousness that is on the principle of faith.
Ye ran well; who has stopped you that ye should not obey the truth?
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you might seem to have failed of it.