Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
He who is generous will be blessed,
For he gives some of his food to the poor.
Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
How blessed is he who considers the helpless;
The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble.
The wicked earns deceptive wages,
But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more,
And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord,
And He will repay him for his good deed.
Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.
Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.
The first appeared, saying, ‘Master, your mina has made ten minas more.’
Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, “I am of Paul,” and “I of Apollos,” and “I of Cephas,” and “I of Christ.”
But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;
What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,
I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.