Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Though I was in the right, he would say that I was in the wrong; I have done no evil; but he says that I am a sinner.
What is man, that he may be clean? and how may the son of woman be upright?
How then is it possible for man to be upright before God? or how may he be clean who is a son of woman?
I will make clear what your righteousness is like and your works; you will have no profit in them.
And he, answering, said, Have love for the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and for your neighbour as for yourself.
Because by the works of the law no man is able to have righteousness in his eyes, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
But to him who without working has faith in him who gives righteousness to the evil-doer, his faith is put to his account as righteousness.
Before the children had come into existence, or had done anything good or bad, in order that God's purpose and his selection might be effected, not by works, but by him whose purpose it is,
But if it is of grace, then it is no longer of works: or grace would not be grace.
Being conscious that a man does not get righteousness by the works of the law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, we had faith in Christ Jesus, so that we might get righteousness by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law will no flesh get righteousness.
Now to Abraham were the undertakings given, and to his seed. He says not, And to seeds, as of a great number; but as of one, he says, And to your seed, which is Christ.
But God, being full of mercy, through the great love which he had for us,
2 Timothy 1:9
Who gave us salvation, marking us out for his purpose, not on account of our works, but in the measure of his purpose and his grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you, Without a new birth no man is able to see the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:11
And such were some of you; but you have been washed, you have been made holy, you have been given righteousness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
So that he might make it holy, having made it clean with the washing of water by the word,
1 Peter 3:21
And baptism, of which this is an image, now gives you salvation, not by washing clean the flesh, but by making you free from the sense of sin before God, through the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead;
Make a clean heart in me, O God; give me a right spirit again.
And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.
And be made new in the spirit of your mind,
And have put on the new man, which has become new in knowledge after the image of his maker;
And then let themselves be turned away, it is not possible for their hearts to be made new a second time; because they themselves put the Son of God on the cross again, openly shaming him.
That it may be used by Aaron and his sons for washing their hands and feet;
And let the washing-vessel, with water in it, be put between the Tent of meeting and the altar.
And of the rest of the oil which is in his hand, the priest will put some on the point of the right ear of the man who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot, over the blood of the offering for wrongdoing;
And the wolf will be living with the lamb, and the leopard will take his rest with the young goat; and the lion will take grass for food like the ox; and the young lion will go with the young ones of the herd; and a little child will be their guide.
I, even I, am the Lord; and there is no saviour but me.
So then, it is not by the desire or by the attempt of man, but by the mercy of God.
Not by works, so that no man may take glory to himself.
1 John 4:19
We have the power of loving, because he first had love for us.