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The last shall be first

  1. A saying of Jesus ; in the Gospel of Matthew , Jesus declares that in the world to come, “The last shall be first and the first last.”


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Notes

The teaching implies that those who have prospered through wickedness will fail, whereas the good who have suffered for the sake of God will win salvation (see also salvation ).

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petrichor

[pet-ri-kawr]

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