Give to him who asketh from thee, and him who would borrow from thee refuse not.
Every man as he hath in his mind: not as of vexation or as of constraint; for a cheerful giver the Lord loveth.
To every one who asketh of you give; and from him who taketh of yours demand not (again).
2 When, therefore, thou art doing alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as do the assumers of faces in the assemblies and streets, so that they may be praised from men; and, Amen I say to you, they receive their reward.
3 But thou, when thou art doing thy alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth,
4 that thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall recompense thee in openness.
And the King shall answer and say to them, Amen I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it unto one of these my least brethren, unto me you did it.
And if you, who are evil, know to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father from the heavens give the Spirit of Holiness to those who ask him!
give, and it shall be given to you; in good measure, compressed, redundant, shall they pour into your bosoms. For in that measure you mete, it shall be measured to you.
15 And, if a brother or sister be naked, and wanting the food of to-day,
16 and any one of you shall say to them, Go in peace, be warm, and be satisfied, and give them not what is necessary for the body, what (would be) the use?
17 Thus also the faith that hath not works is dead, (being) alone.
If any of you be deficient in wisdom, let him ask of Aloha, who giveth to all expansively, and upbraideth not, and it is given to him.
But may He who giveth seed to the sower and bread for food, himself give and multiply your seed, and increase the fruits of your righteousness,
that in every thing you may be enriched in all simplicity, which worketh out through us, thanksgiving to Aloha.
For if there be the will, according to what one hath, so is (he) accepted, and not according to what he hath not.
6 But this, He who soweth with scantiness, with scantiness also reapeth; and he who soweth with blessing, with blessing also shall reap.
7 Every man as he hath in his mind: not as of vexation or as of constraint; for a cheerful giver the Lord loveth.
8 For it is in the power of Aloha to increase in you every good, that you may always have every thing sufficient, and that you may abound in every good work.
9 As it is written, He hath dispersed and given to the poor, And his righteousness standeth for ever.
10 But may He who giveth seed to the sower and bread for food, himself give and multiply your seed, and increase the fruits of your righteousness,
11 that in every thing you may be enriched in all simplicity, which worketh out through us, thanksgiving to Aloha.
12 For, on account of the performance of this service, we not only supply the deficiency of the saints, but also cause many thanks givings to abound unto Aloha.