Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Bible References

General references

Matthew 8:11
I tell you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 20:16
“So the last will be first, and the first last.”
Matthew 21:31
“Which of the two did his father’s will?”

“The first,” they said.

Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you!
Mark 10:31
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
Luke 7:29
(And when all the people, including the tax collectors, heard this, they acknowledged God’s way of righteousness, because they had been baptized with John’s baptism.
Luke 13:30
Note this: Some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”
Luke 18:13
“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, ‘God, turn Your wrath from me—a sinner!’
Romans 5:20
The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more
Romans 9:30
What should we say then? Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained righteousness—namely the righteousness that comes from faith.
Galatians 5:7
You were running well. Who prevented you from obeying the truth?
Hebrews 4:1
Therefore, while the promise to enter His rest remains, let us fear that none of you should miss it.

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