Those who give freely gain even more; others hold back what they owe, becoming even poorer.
It's better to be unimportant, yet have a servant, than to pretend to be important, but lack food.
The lazy person craves, yet receives nothing, but the desires of the diligent are satisfied.
A lazy person doesn't plow in the proper season; he looks for a harvest, but there is nothing.
A righteous person eats to his heart's content, but the stomach of the wicked remains hungry.
so that I don't become overfed and deny you by saying, "Who is the LORD?" or so that I don't become poor and steal, and then misuse the name of my God.
TEKEL: You've been weighed on the scales and you don't measure up.
The LORD will incite them to terror, because he will cause all the gods of the earth to waste away. They will worship him, every person in his own home, including even the coastlands of the nations."
After he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need.
Then Jesus asked his disciples, "When I sent you out without a wallet, traveling bag, or sandals, you didn't lack anything, did you?" They replied, "Nothing at all."
2 Corinthians 11:9
When I was with you and needed something, I did not bother any of you, because our brothers who came from Macedonia supplied everything I needed. I kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and I will continue to do so.
I am not saying this because I am in any need, for I have learned to be content in whatever situation I am in.
1 John 3:17
Whoever has earthly possessions and notices a brother in need and yet withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God be present in him?
I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures, saying, "One day's ration of wheat for a day's wage, or three day's ration of barley for a day's wage! But don't damage the olive oil or the wine!"
The leech has two daughters: "Give" and "Give". Three things will never be satisfied; four will never say "Enough" -
The afterlife, the barren womb, earth that still demands water, and fire they never say, "Enough".