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, come forth the evil thoughts, the adulteries, the fornications, the murders,
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Then Jesus, knowing their thoughts and answering them said, What reason ye in your hearts?
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that touches him, for she is a sinner.
and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
Son of man, those that inhabit these wastes in the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he possessed the land; but we are many; the land is given us for a possession.
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 tormented in this flame.
They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and we have never served anyone; how sayest thou, Ye shall be set free?
Men and brethren, sons of the lineage of Abraham, and whosoever among you fears God, unto you is this word of saving health sent.
What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, has found?
neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are all sons, but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
But I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down at the table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that if these should be silent, the stones would immediately cry out.
Simeon has declared how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
as it is written, As a father of many Gentiles have I placed thee before God, whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which are not as those that are.
1 Corinthians 1:27
but rather God has chosen that which is the foolishness of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen that which is the weakness of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world,