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"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." {Mtt 7:21} + "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." {Mtt 12:50} + "Say unto them, [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?" {Ezk 33:11} + "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." {Lke 15:10} + "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" {Act 17:30} + "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." {2Pe 3:9}
The first:
"And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, [As] the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this [thing] shall surely die: ... And Nathan said to David, Thou [art] the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;" {2Sm 12:5-7} + "Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee." {Job 15:6} + "And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. ... And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?" {Lke 7:40-42} + "And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, [thou] wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:" {Lke 19:22} + "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God." {Rom 3:19}
"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." {Mtt 5:18} + "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward." {Mtt 6:5} + "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." {Mtt 18:3}
the publicans:
"And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him." {Mtt 9:9} + "So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen." {Mtt 20:16} + "And all the people that heard [him], and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John." {Lke 7:29} + "And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that [Jesus] sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, ... And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace." {Lke 7:37-50} + "Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. ... And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them." {Lke 15:1-2} + "And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. ... For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." {Lke 19:9-10} + "Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:" {Rom 5:20} + "What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. ... As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." {Rom 9:30-33} + "Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief. ... Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting." {1Tm 1:13-16} - Cross Reference Bible Search

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