Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

The publicans

Bible References

Came

Matthew 3:1
And in those days cometh John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, saying,
Isaiah 35:8
And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but is shall be for the redeemed : the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein .
Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith Jehovah, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk therein .
Luke 3:8
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
2 Peter 2:21
For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

And ye believed

Matthew 21:25
The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why then did ye not believe him?
Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.
Luke 7:29
And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
John 5:33
Ye have sent unto John, and he hath borne witness unto the truth.
Acts 13:25
And as John was fulfilling his course, he said, What suppose ye that I am? I am not he . But behold, there cometh one after me the shoes of whose feet I am not worthy to unloose.

The publicans

Luke 7:37
And behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner; and when she knew that he was sitting at meat in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment,

Repented

Psalm 81:11
But my people hearkened not to my voice; And Israel would none of me.
Zechariah 7:11
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.
John 5:37
And the Father that sent me, he hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form.
2 Timothy 2:25
in meekness correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repentance unto the knowledge of the truth,
Hebrews 3:12
Take heed, brethren, lest haply there shall be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God:
Hebrews 6:6
and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Revelation 2:21
And I gave her time that she should repent; and she willeth not to repent of her fornication.

General references

Isaiah 1:19
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Matthew 19:30
But many shall be last that are first; and first that are last.
Mark 2:15
And it came to pass, that he was sitting at meat in his house, and many publicans and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
Luke 1:16
And many of the children of Israel shall be turn unto the Lord their God.
Luke 3:12
And there came also publicans to be baptized, and they said unto him, Teacher, what must we do?
Luke 5:30
And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with the publicans and sinners?
Luke 12:57
And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

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