Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
And in those days prophets came down from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
Let the one that is taught in the word communicate unto the one that teaches in all good things.
The sinner despises his neighbour, but he that has mercy on the poor is blessed.
Whosoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he that is glad regarding the calamity of someone else shall not go unpunished.
And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. For I took unto me two staves: the one I named Beauty, and the other Bands; and I fed the flock.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brothers, ye have done it unto me.
For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said, Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
But when thou makest a banquet, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind,
1 Corinthians 16:15
I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia and that they have dedicated themselves to the ministry of the saints),
2 Corinthians 9:12
For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also abounds in much thanksgiving unto God;
hearing of thy charity and faith, which thou hast in the Lord Jesus and toward all saints;
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world that they might be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those that love him?