A mans gift maketh room for him, and before great men will it lead him.
The wicked borroweth, and repayeth not; but the righteous is beneficent, and giveth.
For who am I, and what is my people, that we should possess the power to offer voluntarily after this sort? for from thee is every thing, and out of thy own have we given unto thee.
Then said he unto them, Go your way, eat fat things, and drink sweet drinks, and send portions unto him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord: and do not grieve yourselves; but let the joy of the Lord be your stronghold.
And delight thyself in the Lord, and he will give thee the wishes of thy heart.
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be provision in my house, and prove me but herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing, until it be more than enough.
Honor the Lord with thy wealth, and with the firstfruits of all thy products:
All the day he feeleth a great longing; but the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.
A beneficent soul will be abundantly gratified; and he that refresheth others will be also refreshed himself.
Withhold not a benefit from him who is deserving it, when it is in the power of thy hand to do it.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and decide the cause of the poor and needy.