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 within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
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.
But Jesus perceiving their reasonings, answered and said unto them, Why reason ye in your hearts?
Now when the Pharisee that had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner.
and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to bestow my fruits?
Son of man, they that 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 he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.
They answered unto him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us is the word of this salvation sent forth.
What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, hath found according to the flesh?
neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman.
And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
And he answered and said, I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.
Symeon hath rehearsed how first God visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
(as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were.
1 Corinthians 1:27
but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ.
that ye were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.