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;
Although I am innocent, my mouth would condemn me; although I am blameless, it would declare me perverse.
What is man that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?
How then can a human being be righteous before God? How can one born of a woman be pure?
Do not sit in judgment on your servant, for no one alive is innocent before you.
I will denounce your so-called righteousness and your deeds, but they will not help you.
The expert answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself."
For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness.
even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling) --
And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
yet we know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, "and to the descendants," referring to many, but "and to your descendant," referring to one, who is Christ.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
2 Timothy 1:9
He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
Jesus replied, "I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
1 Corinthians 6:11
Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
to sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of the water by the word,
1 Peter 3:21
And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you -- not the washing off of physical dirt but the pledge of a good conscience to God -- through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Create for me a pure heart, O God! Renew a resolute spirit within me!
Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God -- what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.
to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.
and then have committed apostasy, to renew them again to repentance, since they are crucifying the Son of God for themselves all over again and holding him up to contempt.
and Aaron and his sons must wash their hands and their feet from it.
You are to put the large basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it.
The priest will then put some of the rest of the olive oil that is in his hand on the right earlobe of the one being cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the blood of the guilt offering,
A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child leads them along.
I, I am the Lord, and there is no deliverer besides me.
So then, it does not depend on human desire or exertion, but on God who shows mercy.
it is not from works, so that no one can boast.
1 John 4:19
We love because he loved us first.