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.
And all the people, having heard, and the tax-collectors, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John.
And, behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner; and, learning that He was reclining at table in the house of the Pharisee, having provided an alabaster cruse of perfume;
"Not every one who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that does the will of My Father in Heaven.
And Jesus, passing on thence, saw a man, called Matthew, sitting at the tax-office, and He saith to him, "Follow Me." And, rising up, he followed Him.
For whosoever does the will of My Father Who is in Heaven, he is My brother, and sister, and mother."
and said, "Verily I say to you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were drawing near to Him to hear Him.
So, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents."
And Jesus said to him, "To-day salvation came to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham;
He says to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, O evil servant! You knew that I am a harsh man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping where I did not sow;
God, therefore, having overlooked the time of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent;
Now we know that whatsoever the law says, it speaks to those under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and that the whole world may be under the sentence of God;
And the law entered, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did super-abound;
What, then, shall we say? that gentiles who were not following after righteous obtained righteousness, but a righteousness which is of faith;
though formerly I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained mercy, because I, being ignorant, did it in unbelief;
The Lord is not slow respecting the promise, as some account slowness; but He is long-suffering toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
For verily I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.
"And, when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray, standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men: verily I say to you, they have their reward.