Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
Is it not to give your bread to those in need, and to let the poor who have no resting-place come into your house? to put a robe on the unclothed one when you see him, and not to keep your eyes shut for fear of seeing his flesh?
If in any of your towns in the land which the Lord your God is giving you, there is a poor man, one of your countrymen, do not let your heart be hard or your hand shut to him;
Happy is the man who gives thought to the poor; the Lord will be his saviour in the time of trouble.
All is well for the man who is kind and gives freely to others; he will make good his cause when he is judged.
A man may give freely, and still his wealth will be increased; and another may keep back more than is right, but only comes to be in need.
He who is hard on the poor puts shame on his Maker; but he who has mercy on those who are in need gives him honour.
He who gives to the poor will never be in need, but great curses will be on him who gives no attention to them.
And Jesus, hearing it, said to him, One thing you still have need of; get money for your goods, and give it away to the poor, and you will have wealth in heaven; and come after me.
Then will light be shining on you like the morning, and your wounds will quickly be well: and your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will come after you.
And in that day those whose ears are stopped will be hearing the words of the book; and the eyes of the blind will see through the mist and the dark.
And your life will be brighter than day; though it is dark, it will become like the morning.
And he will make your righteousness be seen like the light, and your cause like the shining of the sun.
And when you get in the grain from your land, do not let all the grain at the edges of the field be cut, and do not take up the grain which has been dropped in the field; let that be for the poor, and for the man from another country: I am the Lord your God.
If a brother or a sister is without clothing and in need of the day's food,