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;
If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am blameless, it shall also prove me perverse.
What is man, that he should be clean? and he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.
I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.
And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calls;)
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Now to Abraham and his descendant were the promises made. He says not, And to descendants, as of many; but as of one, And to your descendant, who is Christ.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,
2 Timothy 1:9
Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:11
And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
1 Peter 3:21
The like figure unto which even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And have put on the new man, that is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet there:
And you shall set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and shall put water in it.
And some of the rest of the oil that is in his hand shall the priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass offering:
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
I, even I, am the LORD; and besides me there is no savior.
So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy.
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
1 John 4:19
We love him, because he first loved us.