Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work.
"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.
who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS:
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
"He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
"Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.
If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward.
Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.
For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
'And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.