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Boaz replied to her, "All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband has been fully reported to me, and how you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previously know.
"Now, therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the lad a slave to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brothers.
For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, "One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
Peter said, "Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You."
Then Peter said to Him, "Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us?"
Peter began to say to Him, "Behold, we have left everything and followed You."
And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,
"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me."
More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
"And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.
Why are we also in danger every hour?
Are they servants of Christ?--I speak as if insane--I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
"But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death,
And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.
Now three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam, while the army of the Philistines was camping in the valley of Rephaim.
And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will."
And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass Him by.
saying, "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done."
But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.
They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
So she said to him, "My father, you have given your word to the LORD; do to me as you have said, since the LORD has avenged you of your enemies, the sons of Ammon."
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.
Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
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