It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He shall maintain his cause in judgment,
If there be with thee a poor man, one of thy brothers, within any of thy gates in thy land which LORD thy God gives thee, thou shall not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy poor brother,
If I have withheld the poor from [their] desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
The wicked man borrows, and pays not again, but the righteous man deals graciously, and gives.
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen a righteous man forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes surety in the presence of his neighbor.
Be thou not one of those who strike hands, [or] of those who are sureties for debts.
Prepare thy work outside, and make it ready for thee in the field, and afterwards build thy house.
I went by the field of the sluggard, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding.
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, despairing nothing, and your reward will be great. And ye will be sons of the Most High, because he is good toward the ungrateful and bad.
And when they were filled, he says to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain over, so that not anything may be lost.
Because he was a good man, and full of Holy Spirit and of faith. And a considerable multitude was added to the Lord.
For scarcely for a righteous man will some man die, indeed perhaps for the good man some man would even dare to die.
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment