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 many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven;
Matthew 19:30
But many that are first shall be last, and last first."
Matthew 21:31
Which of the two did the will of the father?" They say, "The last." Jesus saith to them, "Verily I say to you that the tax-collectors and the harlots are going 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 to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; because she loved much; but he, to whom little is forgiven, loves little."
Luke 13:28
There will 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 thrust forth without.
Luke 15:7
I say to you, that so there will be joy in Heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety-nine righteous men who have no need of repentance.
Luke 17:17
And Jesus, answering, said, "Were not the ten cleansed? Where are the nine?
John 12:19
The Pharisees, therefore, said among themselves, "Ye see that ye are effecting nothing! Behold, the world went away after Him!"
Romans 5:20
And the law entered, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did super-abound;
Romans 9:30
What, then, shall we say? that gentiles who were not following after righteous obtained righteousness, but a righteousness which is of faith;

General references

Matthew 19:30
But many that are first shall be last, and last first."
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 will be first, and there are first who will be last."
Luke 15:31
And he said to him, 'Child, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours'
John 4:30
They went forth out of the city, and were coming to Him.