Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
and when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, what is it, Lord? and he said to him, thy prayers and thine alms have been observ'd and approv'd by God.
but don't forget to be beneficent to the community; for such sacrifice is acceptable to God.
and whoever shall give only a cup of cold water to the meanest of you, considering him as my disciple, shall most assuredly be far from losing his reward.
for I was prest with hunger, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
and whoever he be that shall give you a cup of water, as being the disciples of Christ, I assure you, he shall not lose his reward.
All that believed were united together, and had all things in common,
for there was no poor among them, because as many as bad lands or houses, sold them, and brought the value,
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.
then the disciples determin'd to send, each of them answerably to his abilities, some relief to the brethren residing in Judea: which they actually perform'd,
distribute to the necessity of the saints; cultivate hospitality.
but now I am going to Jerusalem, to distribute charity to the converts.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now as to the collection for the converts at Jerusalem, do as I have directed for the churches of Galatia.
2 Corinthians 8:1
I must acquaint you, brethren, with the contribution which the churches of Macedonia have religiously made,
2 Corinthians 9:1
As to the relief of the converts, it is superfluous for me to write to you.
therefore as we have opportunity, let us do good offices to all men, especially to the family of believers.
for you sent more than once to Thessalonica to supply my occasions.
let your discourse and your actions be all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father by him.
1 Timothy 6:18
to be beneficent, to be rich in good works, to be liberal to the common fund,
2 Timothy 1:17
but when he was at Rome, he enquired for me very diligently, and found me.
and thank my God for the account I have of your faith in the Lord Jesus and the love you bear to all the saints;
suppose one of your brethren should be destitute of cloths, and of his daily nourishment,
1 John 3:14
as for us, we know, that we have passed from a state of death to that of life, because we love our brethren: he that does not love his brother, is in a destructive state.