Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
He has satisfied the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty-handed.
My brothers, do you try to combine faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with acts of partiality?
If you love only those who love you, what merit is there in that? For even godless people love those who love them.
For if you love only those who love you, what reward can you expect? Do not the very tax-collectors do that?
"But take care not to do your good deeds in public for people to see, for, if you do, you will get no reward from your Father in heaven.
If anyone begs from you, give to him, and when anyone wants to borrow from you, do not turn away.
And if you lend only to people from whom you expect to get something, what merit is there in that? Even godless people lend to godless people, meaning to get it back again in full.