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Sirach 29:12
Store up acts of charity in your treasuries, and it will deliver you from every distress.
Help the poor because of the commandment: and send him not away empty handed because of his poverty.
Count among your treasures the fact that you give to the poor. It will save you from all kinds of trouble
Store up almsgiving in your treasury, and it will save you from every evil.
Store up almsgiving in your treasury, and it will rescue you from every disaster;
Store up almsgiving in your treasury, and it will rescue you from every disaster;
Store up almsgiving in your treasury, and it will rescue you from every disaster;
Store up almsgiving in your treasury, and it will rescue you from every disaster;
Store up almsgiving in your treasury, and it will rescue you from all affliction;
Store up almsgiving in your treasury, and it will rescue you from all affliction;
Close thou alms in the bosom of a poor man; and this alms shall pray for thee to be delivered of (or by) God from all evil. The alms of a man is as a bag [or as a little sack] with him; and it shall keep the grace of [a] man, that is, God’s grace, given to man, as the apple of the eye. And afterward it shall rise again, and shall yield to them a yielding, to each man into (or onto) the head of them.
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