In all things, I gave you to understand, that, thus toiling, it behoves to be helping the weak, also to be keeping in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, that, he himself, said - Happy is it, rather to give than to receive!
A lender to Yahweh, is one who sheweth favour to the poor, and, his good deed, He will pay him back.
Be curing, the sick, raising, the dead, - cleansing, lepers, casting out, demons: freely, ye have, received, freely, give.
For ye are taking knowledge of the favour of our Lord Jesus Christ, - how that, for your sakes, he became destitute - although he was, rich, in order that, ye, by his destitution, might be enriched.
Let, the stealer, no more, steal, but rather let him be toiling, - working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have wherewith to be giving away to him that hath need;
But we exhort you, brethren - admonish the disorderly, soothe them of little soul, help the weak, be longsuffering towards all:
How happy is he that is attentive to the poor, In the day of calamity, will Yahweh deliver him:
Well for a man showing favour and lending! He shall sustain his affairs with justice.
Is it not to break unto the hungry, thy bread, And the thrust-out oppressed, that thou bring into a home, - When thou seest one naked, that thou cover him, And from thine own flesh, shalt not hide thyself?
Then, will the king say to those on his right hand: Come ye, the blessed of my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
Moreover he went on to say, unto him also who had invited him, - Whensoever thou mayest be making a dinner or a supper, do not call thy friends, or thy brothers, or thy kinsfolk, or rich neighbours, - lest once, they also, invite thee in return, and it become a recompense unto thee.
in what manner I in nowise shrank from announcing unto you anything that was profitable and teaching you publicly and in your homes;
for I have not shrunk from announcing all the counsel of God unto you.
We are bound, however, we, who are strong, the weakness of them who are not strong to be bearing, and not, unto ourselves, to give pleasure.
If, others, of this right, over you, are partaking, should not rather, we? nevertheless, we used not this right; but, all such things, do we conceal, - lest we should cause any hindrance unto the glad message of the Christ.
As to this, however, he that soweth sparingly, sparingly, also shall reap, and, he that soweth with blessings, with blessings, also shall reap:
And, being present with you, and having come short, I was not burdensome to anyone, - for, my deficiency, the brethren, coming from Macedonia, helped to make up; - and, in everything, without burden unto you, I kept, myself - and will keep!
But, what I am doing, I also will do, - that I may cut off the occasion of them who are wishing an occasion, that, wherein they are boasting themselves, they may be found even as also, we.
For what is there wherein ye were made inferior to the rest of the assemblies, - save that, I myself, would not allow myself to be a burden unto you? Forgive me this wrong!
Not that I seek after the gift, but I seek after the fruit that is to abound unto your account.
And to be ambitious to be quiet, and to be attending to your own affairs, and to be working with your hands, - even as, unto you, we gave charge -
Wherefore, the slackened hands and paralysed knees, restore ye,
Bear in mind them who are in bonds, as having become jointly bound, - them who are suffering ill-treatment, as being yourselves also in the body.