In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ ...
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
1 John 3:17
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.
For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,
Matthew 10:8 ESV / 1,041 helpful votes
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 ESV / 1,033 helpful votes
“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.