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, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, Why reason you in your hearts?
Now when the Pharisee who had bidden 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 to store my crops?
Son of man, they that inhabit those waste places of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for an 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 tormented in this flame.
They answered him, We are Abraham's descendants, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free?
Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, has found?
Neither, because they are the descendants of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall your descendants be called.
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a free woman.
And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
(As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead, and calls those things which are not as though they were.
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
That at that time you 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: