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A Reward For Everyone

The present-day definition of the English word reward is most-often "something given in return for a useful service rendered," but the actual literal meaning, the one which The Holy Bible uses, means "a recompense for worthy acts, or retribution for wrongdoing." There is a "reward" for everyone, for the good, and for the evil, for "The Lord God comes with might, and His arm rules for Him; behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him" (Isaiah 40:10 RSV) because His "eyes are open to all the ways of men, rewarding every man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings" (Jeremiah 32:19 RSV)

Sooner Or Later, Everyone Gets The Reward They Deserve

Holy Bible The reward of the righteous, in this life, and later in the time of Judgment (see also When Will You Be Judged?):

"The Lord rewards every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness" (1 Samuel 26:23 RSV)

"The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he recompensed me." (Psalm 18:20 RSV)

"Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth." (Psalm 58:11 RSV)

"He who despises The Word brings destruction on himself, but he who respects the Commandment [see The Ten Commandments Now?] will be rewarded" (Proverbs 13:13 RSV)

"The reward for humility and fear of The Lord is riches and honor and life." (Proverbs 22:4 RSV)

"Behold, The Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to Daughter of Zion, "Behold, your salvation comes; behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him." (Isaiah 62:11 RSV)

The reward of the evil in this life, and later in the time of Judgment:

"Requite them according to their work, and according to the evil of their deeds; requite them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward." (Psalm 28:4 RSV)

"concerning Judas who was guide to those who arrested Jesus. For he was numbered among us, and was allotted his share in this ministry. Now this man bought a field with the reward of his wickedness; and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out." (Acts 1:16-18 RSV)

"But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and killed, reviling in matters of which they are ignorant, will be destroyed in the same destruction with them, suffering wrong for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their dissipation, carousing with you. They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! Forsaking the right way they have gone astray; they have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, but was rebuked for his own transgression; a dumb ass spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet's madness. These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm; for them the nether gloom of darkness has been reserved" (2 Peter 2:12-17 RSV)

Fact Finder: Did King David, far back in The Older Testament, by means of The Spirit Of God, prophesy that there would be a "Judas" among the twelve apostles?
Acts 1:16


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