Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I tell you, many will come from the east and from the west and take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven,
So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last."
Which of the two did what his father wanted?" They said, "The second one." Jesus said to them, "I tell you, the tax-collectors and prostitutes are going into the Kingdom of God ahead of you.
But many who are first now will be last then, and the last will be first."
And all the people, even the tax-collectors, when they heard him, acknowledged the justice of God's demands, by accepting baptism from John,
There are those now last who will then be first, and there are those now first who will be last."
But the tax-collector stood at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven, but struck his breast, and said, 'O God, have mercy on a sinner like me!'
Then law slipped in, and multiplied the offense. But greatly as sin multiplied, God's mercy has far surpassed it,
Then what do we conclude? That heathen who were not striving for uprightness attained it, that is, an uprightness which was produced by faith;
You were making such progress! Who has stopped your obeying the truth?
We ought therefore to fear that when the promise of admission to his Rest is still open, some one of you may be found to have failed to reach it.