Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
Peter lent her his hand, and lift her up; and having called the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
and some devout men who carried Stephen to his burial, making great lamentation over him.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
Now I would not have you, my brethren, be mistaken about the state of the dead, lest you should be as greatly afflicted as those, who have no hope.
At Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, that is in Greek, Dorcas: this woman was very active in all the offices of benevolence and charity.
my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."
naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye took care of me: I was in prison, and ye visited me.
ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.
she has done what she could: she has perfum'd my body previously to my burial.
the poor you will always have with you; but me you will not always have.
2 Corinthians 8:12
for what a man gives with a ready mind, according to his abilities, is well received; but not when he goes beyond his circumstances.
let him that stole, steal no more: but rather let him labour, to encrease his fortune with his own hands, that he may have wherewithal to relieve the needy:
1 Thessalonians 1:3
never forgetting the effects of your faith, your charitable offices, and the constancy of your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ; of which God is our witness.
suppose one of your brethren should be destitute of cloths, and of his daily nourishment,
1 John 3:18
my dear children, let not our love be only in the language of our lips, but in the real effects of the heart.
upon which Jesus answered, incredulous and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you?
then he said, this is what I told you, while I was yet with you, that what has been written concerning me in the law of Moses, in the prophets, and in the psalms, must be all accomplished.
by your authority I have kept them, during my being with them in the world: those that you gave me I have kept, and not one of them is lost, except the son of perdition: according as the scripture foretold.