The Blessedness Of Giving
"_Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in
time of trouble_."
"_Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all
thine increase, so shalt thy barns be filled with plenty_."
"_There is that scattereth and yet increaseth; and there is that
withholdeth more than is meet, but it lendeth to poverty_."
"_The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be
watered also himself_."
"_He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which
he hath given will He pay him again."_
"_Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry
himself, but shall not be heard_."
"_He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his
bread to the poor_."
"_He that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat_."
"_He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that hideth his
eye shall have many a curse_."
"_Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shall find it after many
"_If thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted
soul, the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in
drought, and make fat thy bones. And thou shall be like a watered
garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not_."
"_He which soweth bountifully, shall reap also bountifully_."
"_Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not
grudgingly, nor of necessity, for_
GOD LOVETH a CHEERFUL GIVER.
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