Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
The wicked person earns deceitful wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a genuine reward.
The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the Lord, and the Lord will repay him for his good deed.
The one who increases his wealth by increasing interest gathers it for someone who is gracious to the needy.
You must by all means lend to him and not be upset by doing it, for because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you attempt.
He generously gives to the needy; his integrity endures. He will be vindicated and honored.
Send your grain overseas, for after many days you will get a return.
Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive."
So the disciples, each in accordance with his financial ability, decided to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.
2 Corinthians 9:5
Therefore I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to go to you in advance and to arrange ahead of time the generous contribution you had promised, so this may be ready as a generous gift and not as something you feel forced to do.
You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but are never filled. You drink, but are still thirsty. You put on clothes, but are not warm. Those who earn wages end up with holes in their money bags.'"
From that time when one came expecting a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty measures from it, there were only twenty.
When you gather in the harvest of your land, you must not completely harvest the corner of your field, and you must not gather up the gleanings of your harvest. You must leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.'"
then your barns will be filled completely, and your vats will overflow with new wine.
Give to the one who asks you, and do not reject the one who wants to borrow from you.