Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And think 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.
For from inside the heart of men proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts,
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say within yourselves, We have a father, Abraham. For I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, having responded, he said to them, Why do ye deliberate in your hearts?
But when the Pharisee who invited him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would know who and what kind the woman is who touches him, that she is sinful.
And he pondered within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have nowhere I will store my crops?
Son of man, those who inhabit those waste places in the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land, but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
And having cried out, he said, Father Abraham, be merciful to me, and send Lazarus, so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame.
They answered to him, We are Abraham's seed, and have been in bondage to no man, ever. How can thou say, Ye will become free?
Men, brothers, sons of the race of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the word of this salvation was sent.
What then will we say Abraham, our father according to flesh, to have found?
nor, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children, rather, In Isaac a seed will be called for thee.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one from the servant girl, and one from the freewoman.
And I say to you, that many will come from east and west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens,
And having answered, he said to them, I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out.
Simeon described how God first came to help, to take from the Gentiles a people for his name.
(as it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations), before him whom he believed, of God who makes the dead alive, and who calls things not existing, as existing.
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose the foolish things of the world, so that he might humiliate the wise, and God chose the weak things of the world, so that he might humiliate the powerful.
For as many as were immersed into Christ have put on Christ.
that ye were at that time independent of Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and alien of the covenants of the promise, having no hope and godless in the world.