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.
Because from inside, from the heart of men, come evil thoughts and unclean pleasures,
Make clear by your acts that your hearts have been changed; and do not say to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I say to you that God is able from these stones to make children of Abraham.
But Jesus, who had knowledge of their thoughts, said to them, Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
Now when the Pharisee in whose house he was saw it, he said to himself, This man, if he was a prophet, would be conscious what sort of woman this is who has put her hands on him, that she is a sinner.
And he said to himself, What is to be done? for I have no place in which to put all my fruit.
Son of man, those who are living in these waste places in the land of Israel say, Abraham was but one, and he had land for his heritage: but we are a great number; the land is given to us for our heritage.
And he gave a cry and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, so that he may put the end of his finger in water and put it on my tongue, for I am cruelly burning in this flame.
They said to him in answer, We are Abraham's seed and have never been any man's servant: why do you say, You will become free?
My brothers, children of the family of Abraham, and those among you who have the fear of God, to us the word of this salvation is sent.
What, then, may we say that Abraham, our father after the flesh, has got?
And they are not all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, In Isaac will your seed be named.
Because it is in the Writings, that Abraham had two sons, one by the servant-woman, and one by the free woman.
And I say to you that numbers will come from the east and the west, and will take their seats with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
And he said in answer, I say to you, if these men keep quiet, the very stones will be crying out.
Symeon has given an account of how God was first pleased to take from among the Gentiles a people for himself.
(As it is said in the holy Writings, I have made you a father of a number of nations) before him in whom he had faith, that is, God, who gives life to the dead, and to whom the things which are not are as if they were.
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God made selection of the foolish things of this world so that he might put the wise to shame; and the feeble things that he might put to shame the strong;
For all those of you who were given baptism into Christ did put on Christ.
That you were at that time without Christ, being cut off from any part in Israel's rights as a nation, having no part in God's agreement, having no hope, and without God in the world.