to him who is asking of you be giving, and him who is willing to borrow from you may not turn away.
each one, according as he does purpose in heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for a cheerful giver does God love,
'And to every one who is asking of you, be giving; and from him who is taking away your goods, be not asking again;
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!
'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 the king answering, shall say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you didit to one of these my brethren -- the least -- to me you did it.
If, then, you, being evil, have known good gifts to be giving to your children, how much more shall the Father who is from heaven give the Holy Spirit to those asking Him!'
'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.'
and if a brother or sister may be naked, and may be destitute of the daily food,
and any one of you may say to them, 'Depart you in peace, be warmed, and be filled,' and may not give to them the things needful for the body, what is the profit?
so also the faith, if it may not have works, is dead by itself.
and if any of you do lack wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him;
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,
in every thing being enriched to all liberality, which does work through us thanksgiving to God,
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;
6 And this: He who is sowing sparingly, sparingly also shall reap; and he who is sowing in blessings, in blessings also shall reap;
7 each one, according as he does purpose in heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for a cheerful giver does God love,
8 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,
9 (according as it has been written, 'He dispersed abroad, he gave to the poor, his righteousness does remain to the age,')
10 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,
11 in every thing being enriched to all liberality, which does work through us thanksgiving to God,
12 because the ministration of this service not only is supplying the wants of the saints, but is also abounding through many thanksgivings to God,