The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, And He will repay him for his good deed.
And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
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.
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
Then Jesus *said to them, “ Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.
Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’”
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love Me more than these?” love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
because we are members of His body.
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
Then David said, “Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall eat at my table regularly.”
Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;
“ He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers!
And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He *said, “ Behold My mother and My brothers!
When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He *said to His mother, “ Woman, behold, your son!”
and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
The greeting is in my own hand— Paul.
For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.
Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.