12 I know that the Lord will (A)maintain
The cause of the afflicted,
And justice for the poor.

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(A)‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the Lord your God.

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Generosity to the Poor

“If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the [a]gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, (A)you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but (B)you shall [b]open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. Beware lest there be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,’ and your (C)eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and (D)he cry out to the Lord against you, and (E)it become sin among you. 10 You shall surely give to him, and (F)your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because (G)for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. 11 For (H)the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall [c]open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 15:7 towns
  2. Deuteronomy 15:8 freely open
  3. Deuteronomy 15:11 freely open

21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, (A)go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

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(A)The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and (B)the poor have the gospel preached to them.

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15 (A)Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

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(A)Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing (B)some have unwittingly entertained angels.

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25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

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For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, (A)that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become (B)rich.

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