Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
He who has a poor opinion of his neighbour has no sense, but a wise man keeps quiet.
Whoever makes sport of the poor puts shame on his Maker; and he who is glad because of trouble will not go free from punishment.
When the evil-doer comes, a low opinion comes with him, and with the loss of honour comes shame.
If I did wrong in the cause of my man-servant, or my woman-servant, when they went to law with me;
Let your eyes be turned to the heavens, and lifted up to see the skies; they are higher than you.
For he has not been unmoved by the pain of him who is troubled; or kept his face covered from him; but he has given an answer to his cry.
And he made this story for some people who were certain that they were good, and had a low opinion of others:
Give ear, my dear brothers; are not those who are poor in the things of this world marked out by God to have faith as their wealth, and for their heritage the kingdom which he has said he will give to those who have love for him?
He that hath
He who is hard on the poor puts shame on his Maker; but he who has mercy on those who are in need gives him honour.
A man may give freely, and still his wealth will be increased; and another may keep back more than is right, but only comes to be in need.
He who has pity on the poor gives to the Lord, and the Lord will give him his reward.
He who gives to the poor will never be in need, but great curses will be on him who gives no attention to them.
Happy is the man who gives thought to the poor; the Lord will be his saviour in the time of trouble.
All is well for the man who is kind and gives freely to others; he will make good his cause when he is judged.
Put out your bread on the face of the waters; for after a long time it will come back to you again.
Is it not to give your bread to those in need, and to let the poor who have no resting-place come into your house? to put a robe on the unclothed one when you see him, and not to keep your eyes shut for fear of seeing his flesh?
For this cause, O King, let my suggestion be pleasing to you, and let your sins be covered by righteousness and your evil-doing by mercy to the poor, so that the time of your well-being may be longer.
Then will the King say to those on his right, Come, you who have the blessing of my Father, into the kingdom made ready for you before the world was:
Give to everyone who comes with a request, and if a man takes away your property, make no attempt to get it back again.
In all things I was an example to you of how, in your lives, you are to give help to the feeble, and keep in memory the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, There is a greater blessing in giving than in getting.
So that you may not be slow in heart, but may take as your example those to whom God has given their heritage, because of their faith and their long waiting.
1 John 3:17
But if a man has this world's goods, and sees that his brother is in need, and keeps his heart shut against his brother, how is it possible for the love of God to be in him?