Deuteronomy 15:7–8; Psalm 41:1; Psalm 112:5; Psalm 112:9; Proverbs 14:31; Acts 11:29; 1 John 3:17

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Deuteronomy 15:7–8

If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, ryou shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but syou shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.

Psalm 41:1

O Lord, Be Gracious to Me

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

eBlessed is the one who considers the poor!1

fIn the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;

Psalm 112:5

It is well with the man who qdeals generously and lends;

who conducts his affairs with justice.

Psalm 112:9

He has wdistributed freely; he has given to the poor;

his righteousness endures forever;

his xhorn is exalted in honor.

Proverbs 14:31

31  Whoever oppresses a poor man winsults his xMaker,

ybut he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Acts 11:29

29 So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, bto send relief to cthe brothers1 living in Judea.

1 John 3:17

17 But fif anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet gcloses his heart against him, hhow does God’s love abide in him?