Bible verses about "recognition" | Thomson

Matthew 6:1-34

1 Take heed not to practise your righteousness before men in order to be observed by them; otherwise you have no reward from your father who is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou dost an act of charity, sound not a trumpet before thee as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets that they may be extolled by men. Verily I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when thou art doing an act of charity, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand is doing; 4 that thine act of charity may be in secret; and thy father who seeth in secret will himself reward thee openly. 5 And when thou prayest, be not like the hypocrites. Because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and at the corners of the streets that men may observe them; verily I say to you, They have their reward. 6 But as for thee, when thou wouldst pray, retire to thy closet, and having shut the door pray to thy father who is in secret, and thy father who seeth in secret will reward thee openly. 7 And when you pray, use not a vain multiplicity of words as the heathen do. For they think they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like them; for your father knoweth what things you have need of, before you ask him. 9 In this manner therefore pray ye, "Our Father, who art in the heavens, hallowed be thy name; 10 thy reign come; thy will be done on the earth, as it is in heaven; 11 give us to day our daily bread; 12 and forgive us our debts, as we do forgive our debtors; 13 and bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil [for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for the ages, amen. 14 For if you forgive men their offences, your heavenly father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive men their offences, neither will your father forgive your offences. 16 And when you fast, be not like the hypocrites, of a dismal countenance; for they disfigure their faces, that men may observe that they are fasting. Verily I say to you, They have their reward. 17 But when thou keepest a fast, anoint thy head and wash thy face, 18 that thy fasting may not appear to men, but to thy father who is in secret, and thy father who seeth in secret will reward thee openly. 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumeth; and where thieves do not break through and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart also be. 22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If therefore thine eye be sound thy whole body will be enlightened: 23 but if thine eye be distempered, thy whole body will be dark. If then the light which is in thee be darkness, how great will the darkness be! 24 No man can serve two masters: for he will either hate one and love the other; or he will attend to one and neglect the other. You cannot serve God and a worldly temperent 25 Therefore I say to you, Be not anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; nor about your body, what you shall wear. Is not life a greater gift than food; and the body, than raiment? 26 Observe those birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap, nor lay up in granaries; yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are not you much more valuable than they? 27 Besides, which of you can by his anxiety prolong his life one hour? 28 And with respect to raiment, why are you anxious? Consider those lilies of the field, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin: 29 yet I affirm, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God thus arrayeth the herbage which is today in the field, and tomorrow to be cast into a furnace, will he not much more clothe you, O ye mistrustful? 31 Therefore be not anxious, saying, What shall we eat; or, what shall we drink; or, with what shall we be clothed? 32 For about all such things the nations are solicitous: for your heavenly father knoweth that you have need of all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God, and the righteousness required by him, and all those things will be superadded to you. 34 Wherefore be not anxious about the morrow; for the morrow will be anxious about its own concerns. Sufficient for every day is its own trouble.

Matthew 25:31-46

31 So when the son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him; he will then sit on the throne of his glory. 32 And before him shall be assembled all the nations. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on the right hand and the goats on his left. 34 Then the king will say to them on his right, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom which hath been prepared for you from the formation 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 lodged me; 36 naked, and you clothed me; sick, and you took care of me; I was in prison, and you visited me. 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and feed thee; or thirsty, and give thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and lodged thee; or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came to thee? 40 And the king in reply will say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done this to one of these my brethren, even the least, you have done it to me. 41 Then he will say to them on his left, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the fire which is everlasting; that 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 did not lodge me; naked, and you did not clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me. 44 Then they also will answer him, saying, 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 And he will answer them, saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you have not done this to any, the least of these, you have not done it to me. 46 So these shall go to everlasting punishment and the righteous to an everlasting life.

Romans 12:1

1 therefore I exhort you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living, holy, acceptable sacrifice to God as your rational, religious service;

James 1:17

17 Every good donation, and every perfect gift, is from above, and cometh down from the father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will he hath impregnated us with a word of truth, that we may be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

Matthew 25:21

21 and his master said to him; "Well done, good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful in a small trust, I will give thee a much greater; enter into the joy of thy master:"

John 1:1-51

1 In the beginning was the Word; and the Word was with God; and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 By him all things were made, and without him there was not made one single thing. 4 What was in him was life, and this life was the light of men, 5 and this light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness did not reach it. 6 There was a man sent from God: his name was John. 7 This man came as a witness to bear witness concerning this light, that by means of him all might believe. 8 He was not the light, but was to bear witness concerning the light. 9 The light [the true light which enlighteneth every man] coming into the world 10 was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came to his own peculiar territories, and his own peculiar people did not receive him. 12 But to as many as received him he granted the privilege of becoming children of God, even to them who believe in his name, 13 who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 Now the Word became incarnate, and dwelt as in a tent among us, and we beheld his glory; a glory as of an only begotten from the father. He was full of grace and truth. 15 Of him John testifieth when he cried, saying, "This is he of whom I said, He who is coming after me is preferred before me, for he was before me." 16 And of his fulness we have all received even grace for grace. 17 Because the law was given by Moses grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No one hath ever seen God. This only begotten son, who is in the bosom of the father, even he hath made him known. 19 Now this is the testimony of John: when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou? 20 He frankly declared and did not deny, but frankly declared, I am not the Christ. 21 Then they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not: art thou the prophet And he answered, No. 22 Then they said to him, Who art thou? That we may give an answer to them who sent us: What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I am "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord," as the prophet Esaias said. 24 Now they who were sent were of the Pharisees. 25 Then they asked him and said to him, Why then dost thou baptize, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet? 26 John answered them saying, I baptize in water; but there is one in the midst of you, whom you know not. 27 He is the person who is coming after me; who is preferred to me, the latchet of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie. 28 These things passed at Bethabara on the bank of the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming towards him, and saith, Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world! 30 this is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who hath been before me; for he existed before me. 31 As for me, I did not know him; but to the end that he might be made manifest to Israel; for this purpose I came baptizing in water. 32 Moreover John testified saying, I beheld the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained upon him. 33 Now for my part I did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize in water, even he said to me, On whomsoever thou shalt see the spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizeth in a holy spirit. 34 Now I have Seen and testified that this is The Son Of God. 35 Again, on the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and having fixed his eyes intently on Jesus as he was walking, he saith, Behold the lamb of God! 37 and the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus. 38 When Jesus turned and saw them following him, he saith to them, What seek ye? And they said to him, Rabbi, [the meaning of which, when interpreted, is Teacher] where dost thou make thine abode? 39 He saith to them, Come and see. They went and saw where he made his abode, and staid with him that day; for it was about the tenth hour. 40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. 41 He first findeth his brother Simon, and saith to him, We have found the Messias, [the meaning of which is the Christ] [the anointed] 42 and brought him to Jesus. And Jesus, having looked earnestly on him, said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonas. Thou shalt be called Cephas [the meaning of which is the same as that of Peter] [a rock.] 43 On the day following Jesus determined to set out for Galilee, and finding Philip, he saith to him, Come with me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip finding Nathaniel, saith to him, We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets have written, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 Upon which Nathaniel saith to him, Of Nazareth can there be any thing good! Philip saith to him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him and saith respecting him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile! 48 Nathaniel saith to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus in reply said to him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49 In answer to this, Nathaniel said to him, Rabbi, thou art the son of God. Thou art the king of Israel. 50 Jesus answered and said to him, Because I told thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, dost thou believe? Thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 Then he saith to him, Verily, verily I say to you, Hereafter you shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the son of man.

Acts 20:35

35 On all occasions I have suggested to you that you ought thus to labour, and support the indigent, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he said, "It is a greater happiness to give, than to receive."

Romans 12:12

12 joyful in hope; patient in tribulation; stedfastly persevering in prayer;

Colossians 3:23

23 and whatever you do, do it heartily as for the Lord, and not for men,

Proverbs 3:27

27 Delay not to do good to the needy, when it is in the power of thy hand to help.

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