Bible verses about "entitlement" | Anderson

Matthew 10:16

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be, therefore, wise as serpents, and guileless as doves.

Luke 14:7-11

7 And he spoke a parable to those who had been invited, when he observed how they were choosing the first places at table; and he said to them: 8 When you are invited by any one to a wedding, do not recline in the first place, lest a more honorable man than you may have been invited by him; 9 and he that invited you and him, come and say to you, Give place to this man; and then you shall begin with shame to take the last place. 10 But when you are invited, go and recline in the last place, that when he that invited you shall come, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher. Then you shall have honor in the presence of those who recline with you. 11 For every one that exalts himself shall Le humbled; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

Matthew 23:1-39

1 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes, and to his disciples, 2 saying: The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses seat: 3 therefore, all things that they command you to observe, observe and do. But do not according to their works: for they command, and do not. 4 For they bind up burdens that are heavy and hard to be borne, and lay them on the shoulders of men; but they refuse to move them with one of their fingers. 5 And they do all their works for the purpose of being seen by men. They make their amulets broad, and enlarge the fringes of their mantles. 6 They also love the most honorable places at suppers, and the first seats in the synagogues, 7 and salutations in the markets, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But you must not be called Rabbi; for one is your leader, and all of you are brethren. 9 And call no man on earth your father; for one is your Father, who is in heaven. 10 And be not called leaders; for one is your leader, the Christ. 11 And the greatest among you shall be your minister. 12 Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted. 13 But alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you eat up the houses of widows, and for a pretext make long prayers. For this reason, you shall receive the greater condemnation. 14 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you close the kingdom of heaven in the face of men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you suffer those who are entering, to go in. 15 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you traverse sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make him twofold more a child of hell than yourselves. 16 Alas for you, blind guides! who say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, becomes a debtor. 17 Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold? 18 And, Whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gift that is on it, becomes a debtor. 19 Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20 Therefore, whoever swears by the altar, swears by it, and by all that is on it. 21 And whoever swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells in it. 22 And he that swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him that sits upon it. 23 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, its justice, its mercy, and its faithfulness. These you ought to have done, and those you ought not to have neglected. 24 Blind guides! who strain out a gnat, but swallow a camel. 25 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and the plate; but within they are full of rapine and excess. 26 Blind Pharisee! first make clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside of them also may be clean. 27 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitened sepulchers, which without appear beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 So also you outwardly appear to men to be just, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. 29 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you build the tombs of the prophets, and adorn the sepulchers of the righteous, 30 and say: If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 So then you testify against yourselves, that you are the sons of those who killed the prophets. 32 Do you also fill up the measure of your fathers. 33 Serpents, generation of vipers, how can you escape the condemnation of hell? 34 For this reason, behold, I send you prophets and wise men and scribes; and some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city; 35 that upon you may come all the righteous blood which has been shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the just to the blood of Zachariah, the son of Barachiah, whom you slew between the temple and the altar. 36 Verily I say to you, All these things shall come upon this generation. 37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest those who are sent to thee, how often have I desired to gather thy children together, as a bird gathers her young under her wings, and you refused. 38 Behold, your house is left to you deserted. 39 For I say to you, That you shall not see me henceforth, till you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

Matthew 25:1-46

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bride-groom. 2 Five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels, with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight a cry was made: Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go you out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are going out. 9 But the wise answered, saying: Lest there may not be enough for us and you, go rather to those who sell, and buy for your selves. 10 While they were going to buy, the bridegroom came; and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage supper; and the door was closed. 11 Afterward the other virgins also came, and said: Lord! Lord! open for us. 12 But he answered and said: Verily I say to you, I know you not. 13 Watch, therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. 14 For as a man, on leaving his country, called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods: 15 To one he gave five talents; to another, two; and to another, one; to each one, according to his own ability, and immediately left his country. 16 Then he that had received the five talents, went and traded with them, and made other five talents. 17 In like manner also, he that had received the two, gained other two. 18 But he that had received the one, went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. 19 After a long time, the lord of those servants came and settled with them. 20 And he that had received the five talents came and brought other five talents, and said: Lord, you delivered to me five talents: see, I have gained other five talents in addition to them. 21 His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many. Enter into the joy of your lord. 22 And he also that had received the two talents came, and said: Lord, you delivered to me two talents; see, I have gained other two talents in addition to them. 23 His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many. Enter into the joy of your lord. 24 But he that had received the one talent came, and said: Lord, I knew you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth; see, you have yours. 26 His lord answered and said to him: Wicked and slothful servant; did you know that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? 27 Therefore, you ought to have put my money with the bankers; and, when I came, I could have received my own with interest. 28 Therefore, take from him the talent, and give it to him that has the ten talents. 29 For to every one that has, it shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But from him that has not, even that which he has shall be taken away. 30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the darkness without. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 31 When the Son of man shall come in his own glory, and all the holy angels with him, then will he sit on the throne of his own glory; 32 and all nations shall be gathered before him; and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right hand: Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave- me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me to your houses; 36 naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me. 37 Then will the righteous answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and feed thee? or thirsty, and give thee drink? 38 When did we see thee a stranger, and take thee to our home? or naked, and clothe thee? 39 When did we see thee sick, or in prison, and come to thee? 40 And the King will answer and say to them: Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me. 41 Then will he say to those on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry, and you gave me no food; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you took me not to your houses; naked, and you did not clothe me; I was sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me. 44 Then they also will answer, and say: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to thee? 45 Then will he answer them, saying: Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me. 46 And these shall go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

Romans 12:19

19 Beloved, avenge not yourselves, but give place to the wrath of God; for it is written: Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.

1 John 4:16

16 And we have known and believed the love which God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love, dwells in God, and God in him.

Matthew 20:1-16

1 For the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a house, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the market, idle; 4 and he said to them: Go you also into my vine yard, and whatever is right I will give you. 5 And they went. Again he went out about the sixth, and about the ninth hour, and did in like manner. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and said to them, Why do you stand here all the day idle? 7 They said to him: No man has hired us. He said to them: Go you also into the vineyard, and whatever is right you shall receive. 8 When the evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward: Call the laborers, and, beginning with the last, pay them their hire even to the first. 9 And when those came who had been hired about the eleventh hour, they received each one a denarius. 10 But when those came who had been hired first, they thought that they would receive more; and they received each one a denarius. 11 And when they received it, they murmured against the master of the house, 12 saying: These last have worked one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day, and the heat. 13 But he answered and said to one of them: Friend, I do you no in justice; did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what is yours, and go; I will give to this last even as to you. 15 Is it not allowed me to do what I will with my own? Or, is your eye envious, because I am good? 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.

Luke 4:18

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken hearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to set free the oppressed;

1 Timothy 5:8

8 And if any one provides not for his own, and especially for those of his own house hold, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.

Ephesians 4:1-32

1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called; 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 earnestly endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, even as you have been called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one immersion; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in you all. 7 But grace has been given to each one of us, according to the measure of the gift of the Christ. 8 For which reason, the scripture says: When he ascended on high, he led captive a multitude of captives, and gave gifts to men. 9 But this He ascended what does it mean, but that he also descended into the lower earthly regions? 10 He that descended is also he that ascended high above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. 11 And he himself gave some to be apostles, and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 for the complete instruction of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of the Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a measure of stature that fully develops the Christ; 14 that we might no longer be children, tossed and carried about by every wind of teaching, through the artifice of men, through craftiness used by them for the deliberate planning of deceit; 15 but speaking truthfully in love, we might grow up in all things, into him who is the head, even the Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, compactly fitted together, and united by every helping joint, according to the energy in the measure of each part, makes increase of the body, for the building up of itself in love. 17 This I say, therefore, and appeal to you solemnly in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the other Gentiles walk, in the error of their minds, 18 darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves up to licentiousness, that they may work all manner of uncleanness with greediness. 20 But you have not so learned the Christ, 21 if, indeed, you have heard of him, and been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that, as to your former life, you put off the old man, which is corrupt, according to its deceitful desires, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new man, which, according to the will of God, is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25 For which reason, putting away lying, speak, every one, truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin: let not the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil. 28 Let him that steals, steal no more: but rather let labor, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have something to give to him that has need. 29 Let no impure speech come out of your mouth, but whatever is good for needful edification, that it may give grace to the hearers: 30 and grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, with which you have been sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and anger and wrath and clamor and impious speaking be put away from you, with all malice: 32 and be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

2 Thessalonians 3:12

12 Now we command such, and exhort them by our Lord Jesus Christ, that they work with quietness, and eat their own bread.

James 4:6

6 But he gives more grace. "Wherefore he says: God sets himself against the proud, but gives grace to the lowly.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

10 For when we were with you, we gave you this commandment, that if any one will not work, neither let him eat.

James 4:1-12

1 Whence come wars and strifes among you? Come they not hence, even of your passions, which war in your members? 2 You desire, and you have not; you kill, and are earnestly desirous of having, and yet you can not obtain; you fight and war, and yet you have not, because you ask not. 3 You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your passions. 4 Adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friend ship of the world is enmity to God? Whoever, therefore, will be a friend of the world, is an enemy of God. 5 Do you suppose that the scripture speaks to no purpose? Does the Spirit that dwells in us incline to envy? No. 6 But he gives more grace. "Wherefore he says: God sets himself against the proud, but gives grace to the lowly. 7 Submit yourselves, therefore, to God; resist the devil, and he will flee from you; 8 draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded men. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to sorrow. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you. 11 Do not speak evil one of another, brethren. He that speaks evil of his brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law, and judges the law: but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12 There is one law-giver that is able to save, and to destroy: who are you that judge an other?

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