“To the weary you have given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have withheld bread.
Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the orphan has not shared it
“Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
or oppress anyone, or retain a pledge, or commit robbery, but he gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;
“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;
“Have the men of my tent not said, ‘Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat’?
He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.
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.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, And He will repay him for his good deed.
And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday.
“ But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”