When you give gifts of mercy, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, in order that they may be honored by men. I assure you they get their payment in full.
To every one who asks, give, and from him who takes your things, do not ask them back.
Heal sick men, raise dead men, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without being paid.
And if I distribute all that I have to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
God is able to make every blessing abound for you so that having in everything always all that you need, you may abound in every good work,
Let each give as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly nor of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.
You will be enriched in everything so that you will have all liberality which through our agency causes thanksgiving to God.
Give and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed in, shaken down, and running over they will pour into your lap. For with the measure that you measure with will the return to you be measured."
For if there is first the readiness, a gift is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he has not.
But you, when you are giving a gift of mercy, must not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
so that your gift may be in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will repay you.
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and make abundant your seed and will increase the fruits of your righteousness.
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go sell your property and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and then come, follow me."