Therefore, when you do merciful deeds, don’t sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.
A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
Give to everyone who asks you, and don’t ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give.
The wicked borrow, and don’t pay back, but the righteous give generously.
If I give away all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don’t have love, it profits me nothing.
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from you, and we have given you of your own.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that you, always having all sufficiency in everything, may abound to every good work.
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared, for today is holy to our Lord. Don’t be grieved, for the joy of Yahweh is your strength.”
Also delight yourself in Yahweh, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this,” says Yahweh of Armies, “if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there will not be enough room for.
Let each man give according as he has determined in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Honor Yahweh with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase;
you being enriched in everything for all generosity, which produces thanksgiving to God through us.
There are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and don’t withhold.
The liberal soul shall be made fat. He who waters shall be watered also himself.
Don’t withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you.”
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don’t have.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy.”
But when you do merciful deeds, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand does,
so that your merciful deeds may be in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Now may he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness,
Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”