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Matthew 10:40

He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
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Hilary of Poitiers

AD 368
“He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward.” He who receives a prophet receives him who dwells in the prophet, and he becomes worthy of a prophet’s reward by receiving the prophet because he is a prophet. And a like reward is allotted for receiving a righteous person. One who does this becomes righteous by honoring righteousness. In this way righteousness is attained through faith, taking on mercy as its duty. This happens when someone receives a righteous person and becomes a prophet himself by reason of his own reverence. He will receive the honor due to a righteous person and a prophet. ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Now these things were enough to recommend men to receive them, their appointed healers. Yea, who would choose but receive with all readiness them that were so noble, such true heroes, and as lions running about the earth, and despising all that pertained to themselves, so that others might be saved? Yet nevertheless He proffers also another reward, indicating that He is caring here for the entertainers more than for the guests. And the first honor He confers is by saying, He that receives you, receives me, and he that receives me, receives Him that sent me. Matthew 10:40 With this, what may compare? That one should receive the Father and the Son! ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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