Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, And He will repay him for his good deed.
And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
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.
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.
How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters, Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.
and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
“If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;
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.
Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.
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.
He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.
But the noble man devises noble plans; And by noble plans he stands.
If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace.
The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.