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Matthew 6:1
"Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
Luke 6:32-35
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"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
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And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
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And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
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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 selfish.
1 Peter 2:20-23
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For what credit is it, if when you do wrong and are beaten for it you take it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you take it patiently, you have God's approval.
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For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
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He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips.
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When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted to him who judges justly.
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Matthew 9:10
And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
Matthew 9:11
And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
Matthew 11:19
the Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds."
Matthew 18:17
Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 21:31
Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Matthew 21:32
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and even when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.
Luke 15:1
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.
Luke 18:13
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me a sinner!'
Luke 19:2
And there was a man named Zacchae'us; he was a chief tax collector, and rich.
Luke 19:7
And when they saw it they all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."