And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’
But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you.
The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is in your town, and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His name.
“When you have finished paying all the tithe of your increase in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan and to the widow, that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.
2 Samuel 6:19
Further, he distributed to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel, both to men and women, a cake of bread and one of dates and one of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed each to his house.
2 Chronicles 30:24
For Hezekiah king of Judah had contributed to the assembly 1,000 bulls and 7,000 sheep, and the princes had contributed to the assembly 1,000 bulls and 10,000 sheep; and a large number of priests consecrated themselves.
Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
“The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me,
And I made the widow’s heart sing for joy.
“If I have kept the poor from their desire,
Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
Honor the Lord from your wealth
And from the first of all your produce;
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker,
But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
Give strong drink to him who is perishing,
And wine to him whose life is bitter.
“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?
When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.
And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, “I feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.”
Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests.
And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales
So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
1 Timothy 5:10
having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.