»Thus, when you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
Give to everyone who asks of you, and from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
If I give all I have to the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, so that you, always having all sufficiency in everything, may have an abundance for every good work.
Each one must give just as he has purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.«
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he does not have.
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
so that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will multiply the harvest of your righteousness.
Jesus said to him, »If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.«