Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

Bible References

He that planteth

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are all fellow-workers in God's service; you people are God's farm land; [you are] God's building.
1 Corinthians 4:6
Now I have applied these things, brothers, to myself and to Apollos as an illustration for your benefit, so that you might learn to "follow the written message." [Note: This is thought to have been a common way of referring, in that day, to the importance of adhering to Old Testament Scripture]. So, none of you should be more proud of one [leader] than of another.
John 4:36
Already the person who is harvesting [the crop] is being paid for his work, and is gathering a crop for never ending life, so that the one planting and the one harvesting [the crop] may rejoice together.

And every

1 Corinthians 4:5
So, do not judge anything until the appointed time, when the Lord returns [i.e., to do the judging]. He will both shed light on the hidden things done in the dark and make known the motives of people's hearts. Then each person [i.e., who deserves it] will receive praise from God.
1 Corinthians 9:17
For if I preached because [I personally decided] I wanted to, I could claim a reward. But if I did not preach from a personal decision to do so, then it would be because I was entrusted with the task [by God].
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dearly loved brothers, stand firm [in the faith]; do not be moved [from your commitment]. Always do your best to work for the Lord, since you know that your labor in the Lord's [service] is not for nothing.
Matthew 5:11
You will be blessed when people speak against you and harm you and say bad things about you that are untrue, because of [your devotion to] me.
Matthew 10:41
The person who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will receive the [same] reward the prophet gets. And the person who welcomes a good man because he is good will receive the [same] reward the good man gets.
Matthew 16:27
For the Son of man will return in the splendor of His Father, accompanied by His angels. Then He will reward or punish every person in proportion to what he has done [with his life].
Romans 2:6
He will repay every person for what he has done. [See Psa. 62:12].
Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived; God will not be fooled. Whatever a person does with his life, he will reap [the results of it].
Hebrews 6:10
For God is not [so] unjust as to forget the work you are doing and the love you have shown for Him, as you ministered to the saints [i.e., His holy people] and continue to minister [to them].
1 Peter 5:4
And when the Supreme Shepherd [i.e., Jesus] comes back, you will receive [for your effort] a glorious crown [of reward] that will never fade away [Note: The idea of "fading away" is suggested by the laurel wreath bestowed on the winner of an athletic contest].
2 John 1:8
Pay close attention to yourselves, so that you do not lose what we [Note: Some Greek manuscripts say "you"] worked for [i.e., the spiritual blessings you have acquired], but [continue faithful] so that you will receive a full reward. [See Luke 12:47-48; James 3:1; Matt. 20:1-15].
Revelation 2:23
And I will strike her children dead [or, "kill her children by some terrible calamity" See Ex. 5:3 LXX]. Then all the churches will know that I am the One who searches the inmost being of people [Note: The Greek says, "searches the kidneys and hearts." In that day these internal organs stood for the inner thoughts, emotions, etc.]. And I will repay each one of you people according to what you have done.
Revelation 22:12
"Listen," [says Jesus], "I am coming quickly! And my reward is with me to pay [back] every person for what he has done.

General references

Romans 2:6
He will repay every person for what he has done. [See Psa. 62:12].
1 Corinthians 3:14
If the work of anyone lasts [i.e., if his converts are judged faithful], he will receive a reward [i.e., his converts will constitute part of his reward].
Galatians 6:5
For each person should shoulder the responsibility of his own work load.