'Receive' in the Bible
"Blessed are the compassionate, for they shall receive compassion.
"Sir," replied the Captain, "I am not a fit person to receive you under my roof: merely say the word, and my servant will be cured.
And whoever refuses to receive you or even to listen to your Message, as you leave that house or town, shake off the very dust from your feet.
Every one who receives a prophet, because he is a prophet, will receive a prophet's reward, and every one who receives a righteous man, because he is a righteous man, will receive a righteous man's reward.
"blind eyes receive sight, and cripples walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf ears hear; the dead are raised to life, and the poor have the Good News proclaimed to them;
And (if you are willing to receive it)
"Yes," he replied, and then went into the house. But before he spoke a word Jesus said, "What think you, Simon? From whom do this world's kings receive customs or capitation tax? from their own children, or from others?"
"It is not every man," He replied, "who can receive this teaching, but only those on whom the grace has been bestowed.
There are men who from their birth have been disabled from marriage, others who have been so disabled by men, and others who have disabled themselves for the sake of the Kingdom of the Heavens. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it."
And whoever has forsaken houses, or brothers or sisters, or father or mother, or children or lands, for my sake, shall receive many times as much and shall have as his inheritance the Life of the Ages.
When vintage-time approached, he sent his servants to the vine-dressers to receive his share of the grapes;
"Then the King will say to those at His right, "'Come, my Father's blessed ones, receive your inheritance of the Kingdom which has been divinely intended for you ever since the creation of the world.
Those who receive the seed by the way-side are those in whom the Message is sown, but, when they have heard it, Satan comes at once and carries away the Message sown in them.
In the same way those who receive the seed on the rocky places are those who, when they have heard the Message, at once accept it joyfully,
Others there are who receive the seed among the thorns: these are they who have heard the Message,
But wherever they will not receive you or listen to you, when you leave shake off the very dust from under your feet to bear witness concerning them."
In solemn truth I tell you that no one who does not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will by any possibility enter it."
but will receive a hundred times as much now in this present life--houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, lands--and persecution with them--and in the coming age the Life of the Ages.
At vintage-time he sent one of his servants to receive from the vine-dressers a share of the grapes.
and who swallow up the property of widows and then mask their wickedness by making long prayers: these men will receive far heavier punishment."
And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is it to you? Even bad men lend to their fellows so as to receive back an equal amount.
Then He answered the messengers, "Go and report to John what you have seen and heard. Blind men receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are purified, deaf persons hear, the dead are raised to life, the poor have the Good News proclaimed to them.
Those on the rock are the people who on hearing the Message receive it joyfully; but they have no root: for a time they believe, but when trial comes they fall away.
Wherever they refuse to receive you, as you leave that town shake off the very dust from your feet as a protest against them."
But the people there would not receive Him, because He was evidently going to Jerusalem.
"And whatever town you come to and they receive you, eat what they put before you.
"But whatever town you come to and they will not receive you, go out into the broader streets and say,
And that servant who has been told his Master's will and yet made no preparation and did not obey His will, will receive many lashes.
But he who had not been told it and yet did what deserved the scourge, will receive but few lashes. To whomsoever much has been given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been entrusted, of him a larger amount will be demanded.
I tell you in solemn truth that, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will certainly not enter it."
who shall not certainly receive many times as much in this life, and in the age that is coming the Life of the Ages."
I have come as my Father's representative, and you do not receive me. If some one else comes representing only himself, him you will receive.
How is it possible for you to believe, while you receive glory from one another and have no desire for the glory that comes from the only God?
He referred to the Spirit which those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not bestowed as yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
For this reason my Father loves me, because I am laying down my life in order to receive it back again.
No one is taking it away from me, but I myself am laying it down. I am authorized to lay it down, and I am authorized to receive it back again. This is the command I received from my Father."
He who sets me at naught and does not receive my teachings is not left without a judge: the Message which I have spoken will judge him on the last day.
That Spirit the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. You know Him, because He remains by your side and is in you.
As yet you have not asked for anything in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your hearts may be filled with gladness.
Having said this He breathed upon them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
and yet you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria and to the remotest parts of the earth."
"Repent," replied Peter, "and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, with a view to the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
So he looked and waited, expecting to receive something from them.
Heaven must receive Him until those times of which God has spoken from the earliest ages through the lips of His holy Prophets--the times of the reconstitution of all things.
So they stoned Stephen, while he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
They, when they came down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit:
"Give me too," he said, "that power, so that every one on whom I place my hands will receive the Holy Spirit."
To Him all the Prophets bear witness, and testify that through His name all who believe in Him receive the forgiveness of their sins."
"Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you first believed?" he asked them. "No," they replied, "we did not even hear that there is a Holy Spirit."
In all things I have set you an example, showing you that, by working as I do, you ought to help the weak, and to bear in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, "'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
that they may turn from darkness to light and from the obedience to Satan to God, in order to receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified through faith in Me.'
But the true Jew is one inwardly, and true circumcision is heart-circumcision--not literal, but spiritual; and such people receive praise not from men, but from God.
For if, through the transgression of the one individual, Death made use of the one individual to seize the sovereignty, all the more shall those who receive God's overflowing grace and gift of righteousness reign as kings in Life through the one individual, Jesus Christ.
"Who has first given God anything, so as to receive payment in return?"
I now pass to another subject. Receive as a friend a man whose faith is weak, but not for the purpose of deciding mere matters of opinion.
that you may receive her as a fellow Christian in a manner worthy of God's people, and may assist her in any matter in which she may need help. For she has indeed been a kind friend to many, including myself.
Now in aim and purpose the planter and the waterer are one; and yet each will receive his own special reward, answering to his own special work.
Why, who gives you your superiority, my brother? Or what have you that you did not receive? And if you really did receive it, why boast as if this were not so?
And if I preach willingly, I receive my wages; but if against my will, a stewardship has nevertheless been entrusted to me.
It was because I entertained this confidence that I intended to visit you before going elsewhere--so that you might receive a twofold proof of God's favour--
And I write this to you in order that when I come I may not receive pain from those who ought to give me joy, confident as I am as to all of you that my joy is the joy of you all.
For we must all of us appear before Christ's judgement-seat in our true characters, in order that each may then receive an award for his actions in this life, in accordance with what he has done, whether it be good or whether it be worthless.
Therefore, "'Come out from among them and separate yourselves,' says the Lord, 'and touch nothing impure; and I will receive you, and will be a Father to you,
Our freedom has been thus purchased in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing belonging to Abraham may come upon the nations, so that through faith we may receive the promised Spirit.
in order to purchase the freedom of all who were subject to Law, so that we might receive recognition as sons.
Remember that it is I Paul who tell you that if you receive circumcision Christ will avail you nothing.
But let those who receive instruction in Christian truth share with their instructors all temporal blessings.
All who desire to display their zeal for external observances try to compel you to receive circumcision, but their real object is simply to escape being persecuted for the Cross of Christ.
For these very men do not really keep the Law of Moses, but they would have you receive circumcision in order that they may glory in *your* bodies.
You well know that whatever right thing any one does, he will receive a requital for it from the Lord, whether he is a slave or a free man.
Receive him therefore with heartfelt Christian joy, and hold in honour men like him;
and give thanks to the Father who has made us fit to receive our share of the inheritance of God's people in Light.
For you know that it is from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. Christ is the Master whose bondservants you are.
For perhaps it was for this reason he was parted from you for a time, that you might receive him back wholly and for ever yours;
If therefore you regard me as a comrade, receive him as if he were I myself.
Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need.
And those of the descendants of Levi who receive the priesthood are authorized by the Law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brethren, though these have sprung from Abraham.
Moreover here frail mortal men receive tithes: there one receives them about whom there is evidence that he is alive.
And because of this He is the negotiator of a new Covenant, in order that, since a life has been given in atonement for the offences committed under the first Covenant, those who have been called may receive the eternal inheritance which has been promised to them.
Therefore do not cast from you your confident hope, for it will receive a vast reward.
For you stand in need of patient endurance, so that, as the result of having done the will of God, you may receive the promised blessing.
Through faith Abraham, upon being called to leave home and go into a land which he was soon to receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing where he was going to.
A person of that sort must not expect to receive anything from the Lord--
or you pray and yet do not receive, because you pray wrongly, your object being to waste what you get on some pleasure or another.
If you do wrong and receive a blow for it, what credit is there in your bearing it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you bear it patiently, this is an acceptable thing with God.
And then, when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the never-withering wreath of glory.
being doomed to receive a requital for their guilt. They reckon it pleasure to feast daintily in broad daylight. They are spots and blemishes, while feeding luxuriously at their love-feasts, and banqueting with you.
Keep guard over yourselves, so that you may not lose the results of your good deeds, but may receive back a full reward.
If any one who comes to you does not bring this teaching, do not receive him under your roof nor bid him Farewell.
For this reason, if I come, I shall not forget his conduct, nor his idle and mischievous talk against us. And he does not stop there: he not only will not receive the brethren, but those who desire to do this he hinders, and excludes them from the Church.
and in loud voices they were singing, "It is fitting that the Lamb which has been offered in sacrifice should receive all power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."
"And the ten horns which you have seen are ten kings who have not yet come to the throne, but for a single hour they are to receive authority as kings along with the Wild Beast.
Then I heard another voice from Heaven, which said, "Come out of her, My people, that you may not become partakers in her sins, nor receive a share of her plagues.
And he said to me, "Write as follows: 'Blessed are those who receive an invitation to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.'" And he added, still addressing me, "These are truly the words of God."
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