I gave you a glimpse of all things, that so laboring ye ought to aid the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Heal those who are feeble, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely ye received, freely give.
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich he became poor for your sakes, so that by that man's poverty ye might become rich.
Let the man who steals steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the good, so that he may have to give to him who has need.
And we encourage you, brothers, admonish the unruly, strengthen the weak-spirited, help the infirmed, be patient toward all.
Blessed is he who considers a poor man. LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.
It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He shall maintain his cause in judgment,
Is it not to deal thy bread to a hungry man, and that thou bring the poor who are cast out to thy house, when thou see a naked man, that thou cover him, and that thou not hide thyself from thine own flesh?
Then the King will say to those at his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
And he also said to the man who invited him, When thou make a dinner or a supper, do not call thy friends, nor thy brothers, nor thy kinsmen, nor prosperous neighbors, lest they also invite thee in return, and a recompense be made
How I kept back nothing of these things that are beneficial, not to inform you, and to teach you in public, and from house to house,
For I did not withdraw from declaring to you the whole plan of God.
Now we the strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the frail, and not to please ourselves.
If others are partakers of the right from you, are not we more? Nevertheless we did not use this right, but we cover all things, so that we may not give any hindrance to the good-news of the Christ.
But this, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows in blessings will also reap in blessings.
And being present with you, and when needy, I was a burden to no man. For the brothers who came from Macedonia, they supplied my need. And in everything I kept, and I will keep myself non-burdensome to you.
But what I do, I also will do, so that I may cut off the opportunity of those who desire an opportunity, that in what they boast, they might appear just as we also.
For what is there which ye were inferior to the other congregations? Except that I myself was not burdensome to you? Forgive me this wrong.
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.
and to aspire to live quietly, and to do your own things, and to work with your own hands, just as we commanded you,
Therefore lift up the drooping hands, and the feeble knees,
Remember the prisoners as being in bondage together, those who are ill-treated as also yourselves being in the body.