For I was an
hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty
, and ye gave me drink: I was a
stranger, and ye took me in: ... And the King
shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch
as ye have done [it
] unto one of the least
of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me
If there be
among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt
not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: ... Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: [of that
] wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
If I have withheld
the poor from [their
] desire, or have caused the eyes
of the widow to fail; ... If his loins have not blessed me, and [if
] he were [not
] warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
The wicked borroweth
, and payeth not again: but the righteous
sheweth mercy, and giveth.
-26 I have
been young, and [now
] am old; yet
have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed
begging bread. ... [He is
merciful, and lendeth; and his seed
favour, and lendeth: he will
guide his affairs with discretion
. ... He
, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness
endureth for ever; his horn
shall be exalted with honour.
not good from them to whom it is due
, when it is in the power of thine hand to do [it
]. ... Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
There is that scattereth
, and yet increaseth; and [there is
] that withholdeth more than is meet, but
] to poverty. ... The liberal soul
shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
He that hath
pity upon the poor lendeth
unto the LORD; and that which he hath given
will he pay him again.
-2 Cast thy bread
upon the waters
thou shalt find it after many days. ... Give a portion
, and also to eight; for
thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
In the morning sow
thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest
not whether shall prosper
, either this or that, or whether they both [shall be
] alike good.
] not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose
the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens
, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? ... And [they that shall be
] of thee shall build
the old waste
places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer
of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Wherefore, O king, let
my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break
off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing
mercy to the poor; if it
may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity
to every man that asketh of thee; and
of him that taketh away thy goods ask [them
] not again. ... Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
give alms of such things as ye have
; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor [thy
] rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a
recompence be made thee. ... And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou
shalt be recompensed at the resurrection
of the just.
Therefore if thine
enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals
of fire on his head.
2 Corinthians 9:6
But this [I say]
, He which soweth sparingly
shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. ... Thanks
] unto God for his
1 Timothy 6:17
them that are rich
in this world, that they
be not highminded, nor trust
in uncertain riches
in the living
giveth us richly
all things to enjoy; ... Laying
up in store for themselves a good foundation
against the time
to come, that they may lay
hold on eternal life.
Hebrews 6:10 For God
] not unrighteous to forget
and labour of love, which
ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
But to do
good and to communicate
forget not: for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased.
James 1:27 Pure
religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit
the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and
] to keep
himself unspotted from the world.
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, ... And one
of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be [ye
] warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what
1 John 3:16
we the love [of God
], because he laid down his life for us: and we
ought to lay down [our
] lives for the brethren. ... My
little children, let
us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.