Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
What shall we say then? Are we to remain in sin so that grace may increase?
2 Chronicles 33:9
But Manasseh misled the people of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem so that they sinned more than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed ahead of the Israelites.
For the sake of your reputation, O Lord, forgive my sin, because it is great.
Come, let's consider your options," says the Lord. "Though your sins have stained you like the color red, you can become white like snow; though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet, you can become white like wool.
You did not buy me aromatic reeds; you did not present to me the fat of your sacrifices. Yet you burdened me with your sins; you made me weary with your evil deeds.
She also saw that I gave wayward Israel her divorce papers and sent her away because of her adulterous worship of other gods. Even after her unfaithful sister Judah had seen this, she still was not afraid, and she too went and gave herself like a prostitute to other gods.
So now, bear your disgrace, because you have given your sisters reason to justify their behavior. Because the sins you have committed were more abominable than those of your sisters; they have become more righteous than you. So now, be ashamed and bear the disgrace of making your sisters appear righteous.
I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be clean from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols.
There is no other God like you! You forgive sin and pardon the rebellion of those who remain among your people. You do not remain angry forever, but delight in showing loyal love.
Go and learn what this saying means: 'I want mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little loves little."
One of the criminals who was hanging there railed at him, saying, "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals,
to the praise of the glory of his grace that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son.
And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
1 Timothy 1:13
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief,
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.
one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering;
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming to hear him.
So they left the town and began coming to him.