Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down at the table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens.
So the first shall be last, and the last first; for many are called, but few are chosen.
Which of the two did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go ahead of you into the kingdom of God.
But many of the first shall be last; and of the last first.
And all the people that heard him and the publicans justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, reconcile me, a sinner.
Moreover the law entered that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound,
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, that is to say, the righteousness which is by faith,
Ye did run well; who hindered you that ye should not trust in the truth?
Let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.