Matthew 5:12
Good News Translation
Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven. This is how the prophets who lived before you were persecuted.

Contemporary English Version
Be happy and excited! You will have a great reward in heaven. People did these same things to the prophets who lived long ago.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be glad and rejoice for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.

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Be glad and rejoice for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.

Rejoice.

Luke 6:23 Be glad in that day and rejoice: for behold, your reward is great in heaven, For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.

Acts 5:41 And they indeed went from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were accounted worthy to suffer reproach for the name of Jesus.

Acts 16:25 And at midnight, Paul and Silas, praying, praised God. And they that were in prison heard them.

Romans 5:3 And not only so: but we glory also in tribulation, knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

2 Corinthians 4:17 For that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation worketh for us above measure, exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.

Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church:

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations:

1 Peter 4:13 But if you partake of the sufferings of Christ, rejoice that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

for great.

Matthew 6:1,2,4,5,16 Take heed that you do not your justice before men, to be seen by them: otherwise you shall not have a reward of your Father who is in heaven. . . .

Matthew 10:41,42 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive the reward of a prophet: and he that receiveth a just man in the name of a just man, shall receive the reward of a just man. . . .

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels: and then will he render to every man according to his works.

Genesis 15:1 Now when these things were done, the word of the Lord came to Abram by a vision, saying: Fear not, Abram, I am thy protector, and thy reward exceeding great.

Ruth 2:12 The Lord render unto thee for thy work, and mayst thou receive a full reward of the Lord the God of Israel, to whom thou art come, and under whose wings thou art fled.

Psalm 19:11 For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a great reward.

Psalm 58:11 And man shall say: If indeed there be fruit to the just: there is indeed a God that judgeth them on the earth.

Proverbs 11:18 Clemency prepareth life: and the pursuing of evil things, death.

Isaiah 3:10 Say to the just man that it is well, for he shall eat the fruit of his doings.

Luke 6:23,35 Be glad in that day and rejoice: for behold, your reward is great in heaven, For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth, are one. And every man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labour.

Colossians 3:24 Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ.

Hebrews 11:6,26 But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God must believe that he is: and is a rewarder to them that seek him. . . .

for so.

Matthew 21:34-38 And when the time of the fruits drew nigh, he sent his servants to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits thereof. . . .

Matthew 23:31-37 Wherefore you are witnesses against yourselves, that you are the sons of them that killed the prophets. . . .

1 Kings 18:4,13 For when Jezabel killed the prophets of the Lord, he took a hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty and fifty in caves, and fed them with bread and water. . . .

1 Kings 19:2,10-14 And Jezabel sent a messenger to Elias, saying: Such and such things may the gods do to me, and add still more, if by this hour to morrow I make not thy life as the life of one of them. . . .

1 Kings 21:20 And Achab said to Elias: Hast thou found me thy enemy? He said: I have found thee because thou art sold, to do evil in the sight of the Lord.

1 Kings 22:8,26,27 And the king of Israel said to Josaphat. There is one man left, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; Micheas, the son of Jemla: but I hate him, for he doth not prophecy good to me, but evil. And Josaphat said: Speak not so, O king. . . .

2 Kings 1:9 And he sent to him a captain of fifty, and the fifty men that were under him. And he went up to him, and as he was sitting on the top of a hill, he said to him: Man of God, the king hath commanded that thou come down.

2 Chronicles 16:10 And Asa was angry with the seer, and commanded him to be put in prison: for he was greatly enraged because of this thing: and he put to death many of the people at that time.

2 Chronicles 24:20-22 The spirit of God then came upon Zacharias the son of Joiada the priest, and he stood in the sight of the people, and said to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Why transgress you the commandment of the Lord which will not be for your good, and have forsaken the Lord, to make him forsake you? . . .

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused the prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, and there was no remedy.

Nehemiah 9:26 But they provoked thee to wrath, and departed from thee, and threw thy law behind their backs: and they killed thy prophets, who admonished them earnestly to return to thee: and they were guilty of great blasphemies.

Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I struck your children, they have not received correction: your sword hath devoured your prophets, your generation is like a ravaging lion.

Jeremiah 26:8,21-23 And when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests, and the prophets, and all the people laid hold on him, saying: Let him be put to death. . . .

Luke 6:23 Be glad in that day and rejoice: for behold, your reward is great in heaven, For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.

Luke 11:47-51 Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets: and your fathers killed them. . . .

Luke 13:34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets; and stonest them that are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children as the bird doth her brood under her wings, and thou wouldest not?

Acts 7:51 You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also.

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men;

Context
The Beatitudes
11Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: 12Be glad and rejoice for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you. 13You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing anymore but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused the prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, and there was no remedy.

Jeremiah 37:14
Wherefore the princes were angry with Jeremiah, and they beat him, and cast him into the prison that was in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for he was chief over the prison.

Matthew 23:37
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldst not?

Acts 7:52
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One: of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers.

Romans 5:3
And not only so: but we glory also in tribulation, knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

Philippians 1:29
For unto you it is given for Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him:

1 Thessalonians 2:15
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men;

Hebrews 10:34
For you both had compassion on them that were in bands and took with joy the being stripped of your own goods, knowing that you have a better and a lasting substance.

Hebrews 11:33
Who by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

James 1:2
My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations:

James 5:10
Take, my brethren, for example of suffering evil, of labour and patience, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Additional Translations
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.

Rejoice and exult, because great is your reward in the heavens; for thus they persecuted the prophets before you.

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

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

Rejoice and exult, for your reward is great in the heavens; for thus have they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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

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

Be joyful and triumphant, because your reward is great in the Heavens; for so were the Prophets before you persecuted.

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

rejoice ye and be glad, because your reward is great in the heavens, for thus did they persecute the prophets who were before you.
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