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
And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
Matthew 19:30
But many shall be last that are first; and first that are last.
Matthew 21:31
Which of the two did the will of his father? They say, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Mark 10:31
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
Luke 7:47
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Luke 13:28
There shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and yourselves cast forth without.
Luke 15:7
I say unto you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine righteous persons, who need no repentance.
Luke 17:17
And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
John 12:19
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how ye prevail nothing: lo, the world is gone after him.
Romans 5:20
And the law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly:
Romans 9:30
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:

General references

Numbers 4:48
even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore.
Matthew 19:30
But many shall be last that are first; and first that are last.
Matthew 22:14
For many are called, but few chosen.
Mark 10:31
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
Luke 13:30
And behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.
Luke 15:31
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.
John 4:30
They went out of the city, and were coming to him.