Thematic Bible: Receiving


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I have written these things to you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.

Jesus answered and said to them: Verily I say to you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you shall do, not only what is done to the fig-tree, but even if you shall say to this mountain, Be taken up, and be thrown into the sea, it shall be done. And all things that you ask for in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asks, receives; and he that seeks, finds; and to him that knocks, it shall be opened.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asks, receives; and he that seeks, finds; and to him that knocks, it shall be opened.

For, verily I say to you, that whoever will say to this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea, and will not doubt in his heart, but believe that what he says will come to pass, he shall have whatever he says. For this reason I say to you: All things that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive them, and they shall be yours.

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have confidence to ward God, and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.


And there arose a contention among them, which of them should be greatest. But Jesus perceived the thought of their heart, and he took a little child, and made it stand by him, and said to them: Whoever will receive this little child on my account, receives me; and whoever will receive me, receives him that sent me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

But whoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to send peace on the earth. I have not come to send peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law: read more.
and a man's enemies shall be those of his own household. He that loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me: and whoever does not take his cross and fol low after me, is not worthy of me. He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake, shall find it. He that receives you, receives me: and he that receives me, receives him that sent me. He that receives a prophet be cause he is a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward: and he that receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward.

At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, and said: Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child to him, and placed him in the midst of them, and said: Verily I say to you, Unless you turn and become as little children, you can not enter the kingdom of heaven. read more.
Whoever, therefore, humbles himself as this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such little child on my account, receives me;

And he sat down and called the twelve, and said to them: If any one desires to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all. And he took a little child, and placed it in the midst of them; and when he had taken it in his arms, he said to them: Whoever will receive one of such children on my account, receives me; and whoever will receive me, receives not me, but him that sent me. read more.
And John answered him and said: Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and he does not follow us: and we forbade him, because he does not follow us. But Jesus said: Forbid him not; for there is no one that will do a mighty deed in my name, and be able readily to speak evil of me.

Jesus said to him: He that has bathed needs nothing else save to wash his feet, but is wholly clean. And you are clean, but not all. For he knew who would deliver him up; for this reason he said, You are not all clean. Therefore, when he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, he reclined at table again, and said to them: Do you understand what I have done for you? read more.
You call me Teacher and Lord; and you say well, for so I am. If, then, I, your Lord and your Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also may do as I have done for you. Verily, verily I say to you, the servant is not greater than his master, nor is he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you, if you do them. I speak not of you all. I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me. I tell you this now, before it comes to pass, that when it comes to pass, you may believe that I am he. Verily, verily I say to you, he that receives him that I shall send, receives me; and he that receives me, receives him that sent me.


And there arose a contention among them, which of them should be greatest. But Jesus perceived the thought of their heart, and he took a little child, and made it stand by him, and said to them: Whoever will receive this little child on my account, receives me; and whoever will receive me, receives him that sent me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

IN the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD. was with God, and the WORD was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him not one thing was made that now exists. read more.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came as a witness, to testify of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not the Light; but he came to testify of the Light. He was the true Light, which, coming into the world, gives light to every man. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came to his own country, and his own people received him not. But as many as received him, to them he gave the privilege of be coming the children of God, even to those who believe on his name; who were begotten, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

But whoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to send peace on the earth. I have not come to send peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law: read more.
and a man's enemies shall be those of his own household. He that loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me: and whoever does not take his cross and fol low after me, is not worthy of me. He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake, shall find it. He that receives you, receives me: and he that receives me, receives him that sent me. He that receives a prophet be cause he is a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward: and he that receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward.

Jesus said to him: He that has bathed needs nothing else save to wash his feet, but is wholly clean. And you are clean, but not all. For he knew who would deliver him up; for this reason he said, You are not all clean. Therefore, when he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, he reclined at table again, and said to them: Do you understand what I have done for you? read more.
You call me Teacher and Lord; and you say well, for so I am. If, then, I, your Lord and your Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also may do as I have done for you. Verily, verily I say to you, the servant is not greater than his master, nor is he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you, if you do them. I speak not of you all. I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me. I tell you this now, before it comes to pass, that when it comes to pass, you may believe that I am he. Verily, verily I say to you, he that receives him that I shall send, receives me; and he that receives me, receives him that sent me.

Whoever will receive one of such children on my account, receives me; and whoever will receive me, receives not me, but him that sent me. And John answered him and said: Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and he does not follow us: and we forbade him, because he does not follow us. But Jesus said: Forbid him not; for there is no one that will do a mighty deed in my name, and be able readily to speak evil of me.


And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out, two and two, and gave them authority over unclean spirits. And he commanded them to take nothing for their journey, but a staff only; no bag, no bread, no money in their purses; but to be shod with sandals, and not to put on two coats. read more.
And he said to them: Wherever you enter a house, there make your home till you depart from that place. And whoever will not receive you, nor hear you, when you go out from that place, shake off the dust under your feet, for a testimony against them. Verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom or Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

And he called his twelve disciples to him, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure dis eases: and he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said to them: Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; nor have two coats each. read more.
And whatever house you enter, there remain, and thence depart. And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off even the dust from your feet, for a testimony against them.

These twelve Jesus sent forth after he had charged them, saying: Go not into the road that leads to the Gentiles, and enter not a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. read more.
Cure the sick, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Provide for yourselves neither gold, nor silver, nor brass, to put into your purses, nor bag for your journey, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor staffs: for the laborer is worthy of his support. Whatever city or village you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there make your home till you go away. When you go into a house, salute it: and if the house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it be not worthy, your peace shall return to you. And whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, when you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet. Verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than for that city.

And after these things, the Lord appointed seventy others, also, and sent them, two and two, before his face, into every city and place to which he himself was about to go. He said, therefore, to them: The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest that he send out laborers into his harvest. Go; behold, I send you as lambs in the midst of wolves. read more.
Carry no purse, nor bag, nor sandals; and salute no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest on him; but, if not, it shall return upon you. And in that house remain, eating and drinking what they have to give; for the laborer is worthy of his hire; go not from house to house. And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you; and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them: The kingdom of God has come near to you. But whatever city you enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets of it, and say: Even the dust of your city, which cleaves to us, we do wipe off against you; yet know this, that the kingdom of God has come near to you. I say to you, It shall be more tolerable, in that day, for Sodom, than for that city.


And there arose a contention among them, which of them should be greatest. But Jesus perceived the thought of their heart, and he took a little child, and made it stand by him, and said to them: Whoever will receive this little child on my account, receives me; and whoever will receive me, receives him that sent me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, and said: Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child to him, and placed him in the midst of them, and said: Verily I say to you, Unless you turn and become as little children, you can not enter the kingdom of heaven. read more.
Whoever, therefore, humbles himself as this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such little child on my account, receives me;

And he sat down and called the twelve, and said to them: If any one desires to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all. And he took a little child, and placed it in the midst of them; and when he had taken it in his arms, he said to them: Whoever will receive one of such children on my account, receives me; and whoever will receive me, receives not me, but him that sent me. read more.
And John answered him and said: Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and he does not follow us: and we forbade him, because he does not follow us. But Jesus said: Forbid him not; for there is no one that will do a mighty deed in my name, and be able readily to speak evil of me.


But whoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to send peace on the earth. I have not come to send peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law: read more.
and a man's enemies shall be those of his own household. He that loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me: and whoever does not take his cross and fol low after me, is not worthy of me. He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake, shall find it. He that receives you, receives me: and he that receives me, receives him that sent me. He that receives a prophet be cause he is a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward: and he that receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward.

Jesus said to him: He that has bathed needs nothing else save to wash his feet, but is wholly clean. And you are clean, but not all. For he knew who would deliver him up; for this reason he said, You are not all clean. Therefore, when he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, he reclined at table again, and said to them: Do you understand what I have done for you? read more.
You call me Teacher and Lord; and you say well, for so I am. If, then, I, your Lord and your Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also may do as I have done for you. Verily, verily I say to you, the servant is not greater than his master, nor is he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you, if you do them. I speak not of you all. I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me. I tell you this now, before it comes to pass, that when it comes to pass, you may believe that I am he. Verily, verily I say to you, he that receives him that I shall send, receives me; and he that receives me, receives him that sent me.


IN the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD. was with God, and the WORD was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him not one thing was made that now exists. read more.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came as a witness, to testify of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not the Light; but he came to testify of the Light. He was the true Light, which, coming into the world, gives light to every man. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came to his own country, and his own people received him not.

that all may honor the Son, as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son, honors not the Father who sent him. Verily, verily I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has eternal life, and comes not into condemnation, but has passed from death into life. Verily, verily I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear, shall live. read more.
For as the Father has life in himself, so has he given to the Son also to have life in himself; and he has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Be not astonished at this; for the hour is coming in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will, but the will of him that sent me. If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not worthy of credit. There is another that testifies concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he testifies concerning me is worthy of credit. You sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man; yet I say these things that you may be saved. He was the burning and shining lamp; and you were willing, for a time, to rejoice in his light. But I have testimony greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given me to finish, these very works which I do, testify concerning me, that the Father has sent me. And the Father, who sent me, has testified concerning me. You have, neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And his word you have not remaining in you; for whom he has sent, him you believe not. You search the scriptures, because in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify concerning me: and yet you refuse to come to me, that you may have life. I receive not honor from men. But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you. I have come in my Father's name, and you receive me not; if another should come in his own name, him you would receive. How can you believe who receive honor one from another, and seek not the honor that comes from God alone? Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, Moses, in whom you trust. For if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?




Jesus cried, and said: He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that sees me, sees him that sent me. I have come a light into the world, that he who believes on me, may not remain in darkness. read more.
And if any one hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not; for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has that which judges him: the word which I have spoken, that shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself: but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak.