whenever, therefore, you may do kindness, you may not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they may have glory from men; verily I say to you -- they have their reward!
'And to every one who is asking of you, be giving; and from him who is taking away your goods, be not asking again;
infirm ones be healing, lepers be cleansing, dead be raising, demons be casting out -- freely you did receive, freely give.
and if I give away to feed others all my goods, and if I give up my body that I may be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.
and God is able all grace to cause to abound to you, that in every thing always all sufficiency having, you may abound to every good work,
each one, according as he does purpose in heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for a cheerful giver does God love,
in every thing being enriched to all liberality, which does work through us thanksgiving to God,
'Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed, and shaken, and running over, they shall give into your bosom; for with that measure with which you measure, it shall be measured to you again.'
for if the willing mind is present, according to that which any one may have it is well-accepted, not according to that which he has not;
'But you, doing kindness, let not your left hand know what your right hand does,
that your kindness may be in secret, and your Father who is seeing in secret Himself shall reward you openly.
and may He who is supplying seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness,
Jesus said to him, 'If you do will to be perfect, go away, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.'