Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
2 Samuel 19:27
And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.
And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.
And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.
As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.