Proverbs 22:9; Proverbs 28:27; Ecclesiastes 11:1; Matthew 10:42; Hebrews 6:10; Deuteronomy 15:7-10; Matthew 25:40; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

aWhoever has a bountiful1 eye will be blessed,

for he bshares his bread with the poor.


27  Whoever vgives to the poor will not want,

but he who whides his eyes will get many a curse.


Cast Your Bread upon the Waters

11  fCast your bread upon the waters,

gfor you will find it after many days.


42 And cwhoever gives one of dthese little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.


10 For zGod is not unjust so as to overlook ayour work and the love that you have shown for his name in bserving the saints, as you still do.


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. Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, The seventh year, the year of release is near, and your teye look grudgingly1 on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he ucry to the Lord against you, and vyou be guilty of sin. 10 You shall give to him freely, and wyour heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because xfor this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.


40 And bthe King will answer them, cTruly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these dmy brothers,1 you did it to me.


The Cheerful Giver

The point is this: vwhoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully1 will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, wnot reluctantly or under compulsion, for xGod loves a cheerful giver. And yGod is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency2 in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.