40“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.
41The 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.
42And 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.”
1 Some manuscripts Lebbaeus, or Lebbaeus called Thaddaeus
2 Greek kananaios, meaning zealot
3 Or The kingdom of heaven has come near
4 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
5 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
6 Or bondservant; also verse 25
7 Greek lacks will they malign
8 Greek Gehenna
9 Greek assarion, Roman copper coin (Latin quadrans) worth about 1/16 of a denarius (which was a day’s wage for a laborer)