100 Bible Verses about Reward

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 262 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 200 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 164 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 148 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 112 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Revelation 22:12 ESV / 110 helpful votes

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 97 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 96 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Ephesians 6:8 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.

James 1:12 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV / 85 helpful votes

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 80 helpful votes

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

1 Corinthians 3:12-15 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 78 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 16:27 ESV / 74 helpful votes

For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.

Jeremiah 17:10 ESV / 74 helpful votes

“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 59 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Genesis 15:1 ESV / 56 helpful votes

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”

Romans 6:23 ESV / 53 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 46 helpful votes

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. ...

1 Peter 5:4 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Psalm 19:9-11 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Revelation 2:10 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Isaiah 40:10 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Proverbs 11:18 ESV / 35 helpful votes

The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Colossians 3:24 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

2 Timothy 4:8 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Matthew 5:11-12 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? For you are our glory and joy.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

Romans 4:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

Romans 2:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works:

Luke 6:38 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Psalm 58:11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Matthew 6:20 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

2 John 1:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

Mark 9:41 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward.

Matthew 10:42 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

Matthew 6:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Revelation 2:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’

Hebrews 10:35 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

1 Corinthians 3:8 ESV / 25 helpful votes

He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

Romans 8:28 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Matthew 19:30 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 19:28 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

Matthew 25:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

2 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

Matthew 6:16-18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

Jeremiah 31:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work, declares the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy.

Revelation 2:1-3:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. ...

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. ...

Luke 19:11-27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’ But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. ...

Matthew 10:41-42 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

Revelation 2:23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works.

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

James 3:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

Hebrews 11:26 ESV / 19 helpful votes

He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Philippians 3:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 16:5-6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. ...

Revelation 4:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Luke 19:17-19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’ And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’ And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’

Revelation 2:26 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations,

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

John 5:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Luke 6:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

Isaiah 62:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the daughter of Zion, “Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.”

Ephesians 1:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

1 Corinthians 3:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.

1 Corinthians 3:10-15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. ...

Romans 11:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

Romans 4:1-25 ESV / 16 helpful votes

What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, ...

John 15:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

Psalm 19:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Romans 14:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Matthew 19:27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?”

Psalm 103:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Psalm 18:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

James 4:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

1 Corinthians 9:24-25 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

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