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 hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts,
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and don't begin to say among yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father;' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones!
But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered them, "Why are you reasoning so in your hearts?
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner."
He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?'
Son of man, they 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.
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 him, "We are Abraham's seed, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How do you say, 'You will be made free?'"
Brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this salvation is sent out to you.
What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh?
Neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children. But, "In Isaac will your seed be called."
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the free woman.
I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven,
He answered them, "I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out."
Simeon has reported how God first visited the nations, to take out of them a people for his name.
As it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations." This is in the presence of him whom he believed: God, who gives life to the dead, and calls 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 those who are wise. 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 have put on Christ.
that you 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.