“So the last will be first, and the first last.”
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
“Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.
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.
“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!
“For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little.”
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in that place, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves thrown out.
For I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will enjoy my banquet!’”
I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don’t need repentance.
Then Jesus said, “Were not 10 cleansed? Where are the nine?
Then the Pharisees said to one another, “You see? You’ve accomplished nothing. Look—the world has gone after Him!”
The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more
And those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified.
What should we say then? Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained righteousness—namely the righteousness that comes from faith.
This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers.
But we must always thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror.