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Deuteronomy 15:7-10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Lending to the Poor

“If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has. Be careful that there isn’t this wicked thought in your heart, ‘The seventh year, the year of canceling debts, is near,’ and you are stingy toward your poor brother and give him nothing. He will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty. 10 Give to him, and don’t have a stingy heart[a] when you give, and because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you do.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Deuteronomy 15:10 Lit and let not your heart be grudging
  2. Deuteronomy 15:10 Lit you put your hand to

Proverbs 14:31 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

31 The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker,
but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.

Proverbs 28:27 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

27 The one who gives to the poor
will not be in need,
but one who turns his eyes away[a]
will receive many curses.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 28:27 Lit who shuts his eyes

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Invest in Life

11 Send your bread on the surface of the waters,
for after many days you may find it.
Give a portion to seven or even to eight,
for you don’t know what disaster may happen on earth.

Matthew 10:42 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

42 And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple[a]—I assure you: He will never lose his reward!”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 10:42 Lit little ones in the name of a disciple

Matthew 25:40 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

40 “And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Remember this:[a] The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 9:6 Lit And this

Hebrews 6:10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 For God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love[a] you showed for His name when you served the saints—and you continue to serve them.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 6:10 Other mss read labor of love
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