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 to you that numbers will come from the east and the west, and will take their seats with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
Matthew 19:30
But a great number who are first will be last, and some who are last will be first.
Matthew 21:31
Which of the two did his father's pleasure? They say, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that tax-farmers and loose women are going into the kingdom of God before you.
Mark 10:31
But a great number who are first will be last: and those who are last will be first.
Luke 7:47
And so I say to you, She will have forgiveness for her sins which are great in number, because of her great love: but he who has small need of forgiveness gives little love.
Luke 13:28
There will be weeping and cries of sorrow when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves are shut outside.
Luke 15:7
I say to you that even so there will be more joy in heaven when one sinner is turned away from his wrongdoing, than for ninety-nine good men, who have no need of a change of heart.
Luke 17:17
And Jesus said, Were there not ten men who were made clean? where are the nine?
John 12:19
Then the Pharisees said one to another, You see, you are unable to do anything: the world has gone after him.
Romans 5:20
And the law came in addition, to make wrongdoing worse; but where there was much sin, there was much more grace:
Romans 9:30
What then may we say? That the nations who did not go after righteousness have got righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:

General references

Numbers 4:48
Came to eight thousand, five hundred and eighty.
Matthew 19:30
But a great number who are first will be last, and some who are last will be first.
Matthew 22:14
For out of all to whom the good news has come, only a small number will get salvation.
Mark 10:31
But a great number who are first will be last: and those who are last will be first.
Luke 13:30
And the last will be first, and the first will be last.
Luke 15:31
And he said to him, Son, you are with me at all times, and all I have is yours.
John 4:30
So they went out of the town and came to him.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain