The Bible

Statements On and About Hunger, Helping, and Charity
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Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless. – Ex. 22:21-24

Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat… – Ex. 23:9-12

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy fields…thou shalt leave them for the poor and the stranger. – Lev. 19:9-10

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger… – Lev. 23:22

And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. – Lev. 25:35

Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. – Deut. 10:19

Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it… – Deut. 14:21

And the Levite, and the stranger, and the fatherless and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest. – Deut. 14:29

If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother. But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.–Deut. 15:7-8

Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the Lord against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him; because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. – Deut. 15:9-10

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. – Deut. 15:11

When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger; for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the works of thine hands. – Deut. 24:19

When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. – Deut. 24:20

When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. – Deut. 24:21

When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled; Then thou shalt say before the Lord thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them. – Deut. 26:12-13

Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless and widow: and all the people shall say, Amen. – Deut. 27:19

And when she (Ruth) was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not. – Ruth 2:15-16

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes… – 1 Sam. 2:8

In famine he shall redeem thee from death…At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh… – Job 5:20-22

Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor…Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired…In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him. – Job 20:19-22

Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?…Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry…Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken. Therefore snares are round about thee… – Job 22:5-10

They turn the needy out of the way…They reap every one his corn in the field…They cause the naked to lodge without clothing…They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry…They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof. – Job 24:4-13

Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. – Job 29:12-14

If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof…If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering…and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;…Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone. – Job 31:16-22

For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. – Ps. 9:18

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord… – Ps. 12:5

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God. – Ps. 40:17

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. – Ps. 41:1

For the Lord heareth the poor… – Ps. 69:33

But I am poor and needy; make haste unto me, O God: Thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord make no tarrying. – Ps. 70:5

Defend the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and needy. – Ps. 82:3 Deliver the poor and needy: Rid them out of the hand of the wicked. – Ps. 82:4

Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am poor and needy…In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. – Ps. 86:1-7

He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth forever… – Ps. 112:9

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor. – Ps. 140.12

Happy is he…whose hope is in the Lord his God:…Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. – Ps. 146:5-7

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when thou has it by thee. – Pr. 3:27-28

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. – Pr. 11:17

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him… – Pr. 11:24-26

He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth: But he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. – Pr. 14:21

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: But he that honoreth him hath mercy on the poor. – Pr. 14:31

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker… – Pr. 17:5

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. – Pr. 19:17

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. – Pr. 21:13

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness and honor. – Pr. 21:21

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. – Pr. 22:9

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink. – Pr. 25:21

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. – Pr. 28:27

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it. – Pr. 29:7

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. – Pr. 31:9

A virtuous woman stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. – Pr. 31:20

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. – Eccl. 11:1-2

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. – Isa. 1:17

What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? – Isa. 3:15

And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety… – Isa. 14:30

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them… – Isa. 41:17

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. – Isa. 55:1

And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday. – Isa. 58:10

If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt; Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever. – Jer. 7:6-7

Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street. – Lam. 2:19

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. – Ezek. 16-49

But if a man be just…and hath given his bread to the hungry…he shall surely live, saith the Lord God. – Ezek. 18:5-9

…Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? – Ezek. 34:2

Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor… – Dan. 4:27

…I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy… – Hos. 2:23

Yeah, the Lord will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith… – Joel 2:19

Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountains of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy… The Lord God hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, and he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks. – Amos 4:1-2

For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins; they afflict the just,…they turn aside the poor in their gate from their right. – Amos 5:12

But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. – Amos 5:24

Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail…The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? – Amos 8:4- 8

He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? – Micah 6:8

I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord…for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid. – Zep. 3:12-13

Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother: And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor… – Zec. 7:9-10

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against…those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me saith the Lord of hosts. – Mal. 3:5

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. – Mat. 5:7

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Mat. 5:9

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you… – Mat. 5:42-44

If ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so? – Mat. 5:47

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrits do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. – Mat. 6:1-4

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth…But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven… – Mat. 6:19-20

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. – Mat. 7:1-2

What man is there of you, whom if his son asked for bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will give him a serpent? – Mat. 7:9-10

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law… – Mat. 7:12

But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. – Mat. 14:16-20 (Similar to Mark 6:37-44, Luke 9:13-17 and John 6:5-13)

…It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. – Mat. 15:26

And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. – Mat. 15:33-37 (Similar to Mark 8:1-8)

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?…Jesus said unto him, if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. – Mat. 19:16 & 21

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another as a shepherd dividing his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was ahungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee ahungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was ahungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee ahungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. – Mat. 25:31-46

For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. – Mark 9:41-42

And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? …Jesus…said unto him…: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. – Mark 10:17 & 20

For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. – Mark 14:7

And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. – Luke 3:10-11

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. – Lk. 6:20-21

But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. – Lk. 6:27-30

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. – Lk. 6:31-35

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. – Lk. 6:36

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. – Lk. 6:37

Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. – Luke 6:38

And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. …And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. – Luke 9:3-5

And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? How readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou has answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him: and whensoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise. – Luke 10:25-37

Give us day by day our daily bread. – Luke 11:3

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. – Luke 11:9-10

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? – Luke 11:11-12

Sell what ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – Luke 12:33-34

For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required. – Luke 12:48

But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: For thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. – Luke 14:13-14

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried: And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivest thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. – Luke 16-25

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. – Luke 17:2

Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. – Luke 17:3-4

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? None is good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou has, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. – Luke 18:18-25

And Zaccheus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house… – Luke 19:8-9

If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. – John 13:14-15

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. – John 13:34-35

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. – John 15:12 These things I command you, that ye love one another. – John 15:17

And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. – Acts 2:44-45

Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. – Acts 4:34-35

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. – Rom. 15:1

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth… – 1 Cor. 13:1-8

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. – 1 Cor. 13:13

Let all your things be done with charity. – 1 Cor. 16:14

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. – 2 Cor. 9:6-7

As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. – 2 Cor. 9:9

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. – Gal. 6:7-10

And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. – Eph. 4:32

…whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord… – Eph. 6:8

Let nothing be done though strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. – Phil. 2:3

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. – Col. 3:14

Hearken my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? – Jas. 2:5

For He shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy… – Jas. 2:13

What doth it profit, my brethen, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? – Jas. 2:14

If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so, faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. – Jas. 2:15-17

Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. – Jas. 2:24

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. – James 3:17-18

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. – James 4:17

Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. – James 5:9

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another… – 1 Pet. 3:8

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: For charity shall cover the multitude of sins. – 1 Pet. 4:8

Use hospitality one to another without grudging. – 1 Pet. 4:9 Feed the flock of God which is among you… – 1 Pet. 5:2 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. – 1 Pet. 5:14

And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience, godliness; And to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 2 Pet. 1:5-8

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. – John 3:11

But whoso hath this world’s goods, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? – 1 John 3:17

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love. – 1 John 4:7- 8

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. – 3 John 1:11