Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

I was an

Matthew 25:40
“And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’
Matthew 10:40
“The one who welcomes you welcomes Me, and the one who welcomes Me welcomes Him who sent Me.
Matthew 26:11
You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.
Deuteronomy 15:7
“If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.
Job 29:13
The dying man blessed me,
and I made the widow’s heart rejoice.
Job 31:16
If I have refused the wishes of the poor
or let the widow’s eyes go blind,
Psalm 112:5
Good will come to a man who lends generously
and conducts his business fairly.
Proverbs 3:9
Honor the Lord with your possessions
and with the first produce of your entire harvest;
Proverbs 11:24
One person gives freely,
yet gains more;
another withholds what is right,
only to become poor.
Proverbs 14:21
The one who despises his neighbor sins,
but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.
Proverbs 19:17
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord,
and He will give a reward to the lender.
Proverbs 22:9
A generous person will be blessed,
for he shares his food with the poor.
Ecclesiastes 11:1
Send your bread on the surface of the waters,
for after many days you may find it.
Isaiah 58:7
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,
and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?
Ezekiel 18:7
He doesn’t oppress anyone but returns his collateral to the debtor. He does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing.
Daniel 4:27
Therefore, may my advice seem good to you my king. Separate yourself from your sins by doing what is right, and from your injustices by showing mercy to the needy. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity.”
Micah 6:8
Mankind, He has told you what is good
and what it is the Lord requires of you:
to act justly,
to love faithfulness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
Mark 14:7
You always have the poor with you, and you can do what is good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me.
Luke 11:41
But give from what is within to the poor, and then everything is clean for you.
Luke 14:12
He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid.
John 13:29
Since Judas kept the money-bag, some thought that Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival,” or that he should give something to the poor.
Acts 4:32
Now the large group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common.
Acts 9:36
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. She was always doing good works and acts of charity.
Acts 10:31
and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your acts of charity have been remembered in God’s sight.
Acts 11:29
So each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea.
2 Corinthians 8:1
We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God granted to the churches of Macedonia:
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Ephesians 4:28
The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.
1 Timothy 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy.
Philemon 1:7
For I have great joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
Hebrews 6:10
For God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you showed for His name when you served the saints—and you continue to serve them.
Hebrews 13:16
Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.
James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
1 Peter 4:9
Be hospitable to one another without complaining.
1 John 3:16
This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.

Thirsty

Matthew 25:42
For I was hungry
and you gave Me nothing to eat;
I was thirsty
and you gave Me nothing to drink;
Proverbs 25:21
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Romans 12:20
But

If your enemy is hungry, feed him.
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
For in so doing
you will be heaping fiery coals on his head.

I was a

Matthew 25:43
I was a stranger
and you didn’t take Me in;
I was naked
and you didn’t clothe Me,
sick and in prison
and you didn’t take care of Me.’
Genesis 18:2
He looked up, and he saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed to the ground.
Genesis 19:1
The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom’s gate. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them. He bowed with his face to the ground
Acts 16:15
After she and her household were baptized, she urged us, “If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.
Romans 12:13
Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.
Romans 16:23
Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus greet you.
1 Timothy 5:10
and is well known for good works—that is, if she has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the saints’ feet, helped the afflicted, and devoted herself to every good work.
Hebrews 13:1
Let brotherly love continue.
1 Peter 4:9
Be hospitable to one another without complaining.
3 John 1:5
Dear friend, you are showing faithfulness by whatever you do for the brothers, especially when they are strangers.

General references

Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Matthew 25:42
For I was hungry
and you gave Me nothing to eat;
I was thirsty
and you gave Me nothing to drink;
James 2:15
If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food

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