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.
Now in those days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
Now the one who is taught the word must share in all good [things] with the one who teaches.
He who despises his neighbor is a sinner, but he who has mercy on the poor blesses him.
He who mocks the poor insults him who made him; he who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
And I shepherded the flock [doomed] to slaughter, even the afflicted of the flock. I took two staffs, one I called Kindness, and the other I called Unity, and I shepherded the flock.
And the king will answer [and] say to them, 'Truly I say to you, in as much as you did [it] to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did [it] to me.'
For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.
And he lifted up his eyes to his disciples [and] said, "Blessed [are] the poor, because yours is the kingdom of God.
But whenever you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
1 Corinthians 16:15
Now I urge you, brothers--you know about the household of Stephanas, that they are the first fruits of Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the ministry for the saints--
2 Corinthians 9:12
because the service of this ministry is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but also is overflowing through many [expressions of] thanksgiving to God.
[because I] hear about your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints.
Listen, my dear brothers! Did not God choose the poor of the world [to be] rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?