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 tell you, many will come from the east and from the west and take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven,
Matthew 19:30
But many who are first now will be last then, and many who are now last will be first.
Matthew 21:31
Which of the two did what his father wanted?" They said, "The second one." Jesus said to them, "I tell you, the tax-collectors and prostitutes are going into the Kingdom of God ahead of you.
Mark 10:31
But many who are first now will be last then, and the last will be first."
Luke 7:47
Therefore, I tell you, her sins, many as they are, are forgiven, for she has loved me so much. But the man with little to be forgiven loves me but little."
Luke 13:28
There you will weep and gnash your teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God, while you are put outside.
Luke 15:7
I tell you, in just that way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinful person who repents, than over ninety-nine upright people who do not need any repentance.
Luke 17:17
And Jesus said, "Were not all ten cured? Where are the other nine?
John 12:19
So the Pharisees said to one another, "You see, you cannot do anything! The whole world has run after him!"
Romans 5:20
Then law slipped in, and multiplied the offense. But greatly as sin multiplied, God's mercy has far surpassed it,
Romans 9:30
Then what do we conclude? That heathen who were not striving for uprightness attained it, that is, an uprightness which was produced by faith;

General references

Matthew 19:30
But many who are first now will be last then, and many who are now last will be first.
Matthew 22:14
For many are invited but few chosen."
Mark 10:31
But many who are first now will be last then, and the last will be first."
Luke 13:30
There are those now last who will then be first, and there are those now first who will be last."
Luke 15:31
But he said to him, 'My child, you have been with me all the time, and everything I have is yours.
John 4:30
The people went out of the town to see him.