When, therefore, thou mayest be doing an alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, just as, the hypocrites, do in the synagogues and in the streetsthat they may be glorified by men,Verily, I say unto you, they are getting back their reward.
The gift of a man, maketh room for him, and, before great men, setteth him down.
To every one asking thee, give, and, from him that taketh away thy possessions, ask them not back.
Be curing, the sick, raising, the dead,cleansing, lepers, casting out, demons: freely, ye have, received, freely, give.
A lawless man borroweth, and will not repay, But, a righteous man, showeth favour and giveth;
And, though I morsel out all my goods,and though I deliver up my body, that I may boast, and have not, love, I am profited, nothing.
And yet, who am, I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer willingly like this? for, from thee, is the whole, and, out of thine own hand, have we given unto thee;
Moreover God is able to cause, every gracious gift, to superabound unto you, in order that, having in every thing, at every time, every kind of sufficiency of your own, ye may be superabounding unto every good work;
So he said unto themGo your way, eat the fat and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared, for holy is the day, unto our Lord,and be not grieved, for, the joy of Yahweh, is your strength.
Yea, rest thy delight on Yahweh, that he may give thee the requests of thy heart.
Bring ye all the tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, Yea, I pray you, put me to the proof hereby, saith Yahweh of hosts, whether I will not open to you the sluices of the heavens, and pour out for you blessing, until there be no room.
Each one, according as he hath purposed in his heart, not sorrowfully, nor of necessity,for, a cheerful giver, God, loveth.
Honour thou Yahweh, with thy substance, and with the firstfruit of all thine increase;
In every thing, being enriched, unto every kind of liberality,which, indeed, worketh out, through us, thanksgiving unto God;
All the day, he greatly craveth, whereas, the righteous, giveth, and doth not spare.
The liberal soul, shall he enriched, and, he that refresheth, shall himself also be refreshed.
Withhold not good from them who ask it, when it is in power of thy hand to do it:
Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will they give into your lap; for, with what measure ye mete, shall it be measured back unto you.
For, if the forwardness is set forth, according to what one may have, he is well approved, not according to what one hath not.
Open thy mouthjudge righteously,and administer justice for the poor and the needy.
But, thou, when doing an alms, let not, thy left hand, know what thy right hand is doing;
that thine alms may be in secret,and, thy Father, who seeth in secret, will give it back to thee.
Now, he that supplieth seed to the sower, and bread for eating, will supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and cause to grow your fruits of righteousness:
Jesus said unto himIf thou desirest to be perfect, Withdraw! sell thy substance, and give to the destitute,and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens; and come! be following me.