Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
He who has the power of comforting, let him do so; he who gives, let him give freely; he who has the power of ruling, let him do it with a serious mind; he who has mercy on others, let it be with joy.
But now I go to Jerusalem, taking help for the saints.
Happy is the man who gives thought to the poor; the Lord will be his saviour in the time of trouble.
And put it at the feet of the Apostles for distribution to everyone as he had need.
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, that is, Dorcas: this woman was given to good works and acts of mercy at all times.
And he, looking on him in fear, said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him, Your prayers and your offerings have come up to God, and he has kept them in mind.
You yourselves have seen that with these hands I got what was necessary for me and those who were with me.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now about the giving of money for the saints, as I gave orders to the churches of Galatia, so do you.
2 Corinthians 8:1
And now we give you news, brothers, about the grace of God which has been given to the churches of Macedonia;
2 Corinthians 9:1
But there is no need for me to say anything in my letter about the giving to the saints:
So then, as we have the chance, let us do good to all men, and specially to those who are of the family of the faith.
For I had great joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been made strong again through you, brother.
For God is true, and will not put away from him the memory of your work and of your love for his name, in the help which you gave and still give to the saints.
But go on doing good and giving to others, because God is well-pleased with such offerings.
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?
And lifting up his eyes, he saw three men before him; and seeing them, he went quickly to them from the door of the tent, and went down on his face to the earth;
And at nightfall the two angels came to Sodom; and Lot was seated at the way into the town: and when he saw them he got up and came before them, falling down on his face to the earth.
1 Timothy 3:2
The Bishop, then, is to be a man of good name, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, serious-minded, having respect for order, opening his house freely to guests, a ready teacher;
1 Timothy 5:10
And if witness is given of her good works; if she has had the care of children, if she has been kind to travellers, washing the feet of the saints, helping those who are in trouble, giving herself to good works.
But opening his house freely to guests; a lover of what is good, serious-minded, upright, holy, self-controlled;
Take care to keep open house: because in this way some have had angels as their guests, without being conscious of it.
1 Peter 4:9
Keep open house for all with a glad heart;