Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
it is not my indigence that makes me say this: for I have learn'd, in whatevever state I am, therewith to be content: I know how to be in want,
I have not desir'd to get from any one either silver, or gold, or apparel.
1 Corinthians 9:12
if others partake of your substance, have not I a better title? nevertheless, I have not made use of this privilege; but bear with any thing rather than obstruct the gospel of Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:16
I say it again, let no man think me vain; but if they do, yet as such, bear with me, that I too may applaud my self a little.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
our address to you was without any flattery, as you yourselves can witness, and God is witness that we had no avarice to disguise.
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to wine or violence, but of a gentle temper, averse to contention and avarice: a master of economy,
1 Timothy 6:10
which some having obtain'd, have revolted from the faith, and brought upon themselves variety of piercing pains.
for a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not morose, not soon angry, not given to wine, not violent, not desirous of unlawful gain.
1 Peter 5:2
to exhort you to feed the flock of God, which is among you: to take care of it, voluntarily, without reluctance, not from any view to sordid gain, but out of real affection;
2 Peter 2:3
By their artful discourses they will make you the tools of their avarice; but their condemnation has been a long time advancing, and their ruin is far from lingring.
unhappy creatures! they have followed the practices of Cain, they have addicted themselves to the mercenary illusions of Balaam, and perish in their rebellion like Core.
abounding in good works by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
my father will be honour'd by your bearing much fruit, and you will have the honour of being my disciples.
when I have dispatch'd this affair, and have secur'd to them this collection, I will come to you in my way to Spain.
2 Corinthians 9:9
as it is written, " he hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his liberality remaineth for ever."
Let our brethren too learn some honest profession to supply their occasions, that they may not be destitute of an income.
He that receives you, receives me; and he that receives me, receives him that sent me.
the king shall say to those on his right hand, come, ye blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Then he said to the Pharisee, that had invited him, when you give a dinner, or a supper, don't call your friends, or your brethren, or kinsmen, or wealthy neighbours; lest they invite you again, and make you a requital.
for God is too just to his promise not to regard your piety, and the love which you have shewn to the christian religion by the assistance ye have given to the saints, and still continue to give.