But without faith it is impossible to please God; for he that comes to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.
Seeing, therefore, it remains that some must enter therein, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of disobedience;
And thou, Solomon, my son, know thou the God of thy father and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing soul, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
For all this they sinned still and did not give him credit for his wondrous works.
And they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his word:
And ye shall seek me, and find me, for ye shall seek me with all your heart.
And to whom he swore that they should not enter into his rest, but to those that disobeyed?
After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? How long will it be before they believe me, with all the signs which I have done among them?
And the LORD spoke unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the sons of Israel, therefore, ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
Let the LORD recompense thy work and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to cover thyself.
So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily there is a God that judges in the earth.
But as for me, to draw near to God is good; I have put my hope in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those that seek the LORD rejoice.
They forgot the God of their saving health, who had done great things in Egypt,
The wicked works a deceitful work, but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but I did not find him.
In the meantime the head of Ephraim shall be Samaria, and the head of Samaria, Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an eternal covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? Why do my people say, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in the heavens; for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Take heed not to do your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise, ye have no reward of your Father who is in the heavens.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They already have their reward.
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance, for they disfigure their faces that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They already have their reward.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward, and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
And these signs shall follow those that believe: In my name they shall cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues;
But rather love ye your enemies and do good and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great; and ye shall be the sons of the Most High, for he is kind even unto the unthankful and to the evil.
He that believes on him is not condemned, but he that does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Therefore I said unto you that ye shall die in your sins, for if ye do not believe that I AM, ye shall die in your sins.
Jesus said unto him, I AM the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes unto the Father, but by me.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which works by charity.
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unfaithfulness, to depart from the living God.
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them, but it did not profit those that heard the word without mixing it with faith.
for the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by which we draw near unto God.
Therefore he is able also to save to the uttermost those that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.
esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
Ye also, giving all diligence to the same, show forth virtue in your faith; and in virtue, knowledge;
Therefore, brethren, give all the more diligence to make your calling and election sure; for doing these things, ye shall never fall.
Therefore, beloved, seeing that ye hope for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless.
But the fearful and unbelieving and the abominable and murderers and fornicators and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Therefore, they say unto God, Depart from us; for we do not desire the knowledge of thy ways.