Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
2 Corinthians 8:18
with whom I have sent one of the brethren, who is not only distinguish'd among all the churches, by his preaching the gospel,
so that having been baptized with her family, she made us this request, if you think me sincere in my profession, pray come and lodge at my house; and she prevail'd upon us.
1 Corinthians 16:3
and when I come, I shall send such as you shall approve of, who will convey letters, and your kind present to Jerusalem.
2 Corinthians 9:1
As to the relief of the converts, it is superfluous for me to write to you.
and whoever shall give only a cup of cold water to the meanest of you, considering him as my disciple, shall most assuredly be far from losing his reward.
for whosoever shall do the will of my father, who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
and the king will reply, I declare unto you, your having done this for one of the least of these my brethren, is the same thing as doing it for me.
the poor you have always with you, and you may relieve them whenever you please: but me you will not always have.
when Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing by, he said to his mother, woman, behold thy son.
At that time, as the number of the disciples was multiplied, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the distribution that was made daily.
Peter immediately went with them, and when he was come, they conducted him to the upper chamber: and all the widows advanc'd to him weeping, and shew'd the robes and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.
then the disciples determin'd to send, each of them answerably to his abilities, some relief to the brethren residing in Judea: which they actually perform'd,
after several years absence I came to Jerusalem, with contributions for my brethren, and oblations for the temple:
but now I am going to Jerusalem, to distribute charity to the converts.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now as to the collection for the converts at Jerusalem, do as I have directed for the churches of Galatia.
only they recommended to us to get collections for the poor in Judea: which I was very careful to do.
therefore as we have opportunity, let us do good offices to all men, especially to the family of believers.
1 Timothy 5:10
such as have been recommended by their good actions, by the education of their children, by their hospitality, by their officiousness to the faithful, by relieving the afflicted, and by the practice of every virtue.
and thank my God for the account I have of your faith in the Lord Jesus and the love you bear to all the saints;
for God is too just to his promise not to regard your piety, and the love which you have shewn to the christian religion by the assistance ye have given to the saints, and still continue to give.
1 John 3:16
this is the proof of the divine love, Christ expos'd his life for us: and we ought to expose our lives for the brethren.
1 Corinthians 16:4
and if it be so considerable as to induce me to go, they shall accompany me.