Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven;
So the last shall be first, and the first last.
Which of the two did the will of the father?" They say, "The last." Jesus saith to them, "Verily I say to you that the tax-collectors and the harlots are going into the Kingdom of God before you.
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first."
And all the people, having heard, and the tax-collectors, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John.
And, behold, there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last."
"But the tax-collector, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but was smiting his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!'
And the law entered, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did super-abound;
What, then, shall we say? that gentiles who were not following after righteous obtained righteousness, but a righteousness which is of faith;
Ye were running well; who hindered you, that ye should not obey the truth,
Let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise still being left of entering into His rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.