Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Bible References

The last

Matthew 8:11
I say to 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 19:30
But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.
Matthew 21:31
Which of the two did the will of his father?” They *said, “The first.” Jesus *said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you.
Mark 10:31
But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.”
Luke 7:47
For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
Luke 13:28
In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out.
Luke 15:7
I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Luke 17:17
Then Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they?
John 12:19
So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”
Romans 5:20
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
Romans 9:30
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

General references

Numbers 4:48
Their numbered men were 8,580.
Matthew 19:30
But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.
Matthew 22:14
For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Mark 10:31
But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.”
Luke 13:30
And behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last.”
Luke 15:31
And he said to him, ‘Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.
John 4:30
They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.