Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But I say unto you, Many from east and west, will have come, and shall recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens;
Thus, shall be - The last first, and the first last.
Which of the two, did the will of the father? They say, The latter. Jesus saith unto them - Verily, I say unto you, the tax-collectors and the harlots, are going before you, into the kingdom of God;
But, many, shall be - first-last, and theLast-first.
And, all the people, when they heard, and the tax-collectors, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John;
And lo! there are, last, who shall be, first, and there are, first, who shall be, last;
But, the tax-collector, afar off, standing, - would not so much as lift up, his eyes, unto heaven, but kept smiting his own breast saying - O God! be propitiated unto me, the sinner!
Law, however, gained admission, in order that the fault might abound, but, where the sin abounded, the favour greatly superabounded:
What, then, shall we say? That, they of the nations, who were not in pursuit of righteousness, have laid hold of righteousness, - a righteousness, however, which is by faith;
Ye were running well: - who hath hindered you, that, by truth, ye are not to be persuaded?
Let us therefore fear, lest at any time, although there is left behind a promise of entering into his rest, - any one from amongst you should be deemed, to have come short;