Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
But he said to them, "Did you never read what David did, when he and his companions were hungry?
But he answered, "Did you never read that the Creator at the beginning made them male and female,
Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, " 'That stone which the builders rejected Has become the cornerstone; This came from the Lord, And seems marvelous to us'?
But as to the resurrection of the dead, did you never read what was said to you by God,
But as to the dead being raised, have you never read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
Jesus said to him, "What does the Law say? How does it read?"
Jesus answered, "Is it not declared in your Law, 'I said, "You are gods" '?
Jesus heard it, and said to them, "It is not well people but the sick who have to have the doctor. I did not come to invite the pious but the irreligious."
I have not come to invite the pious but the irreligious to repentance!"
So in speaking to them he used this figure:
For the Son of Man has come to search for what was lost and to save it."
As the Scripture says, "There is not a single man who is upright,
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that wrongdoers will not have any share in God's kingdom? Do not let anyone mislead you. People who are immoral or idolaters or adulterers or sensual or given to unnatural vice
1 Timothy 1:13
though I once used to abuse, persecute, and insult him. But he had mercy on me, because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief,