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

14 “You shall not (A)oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether one of your brethren or one of the aliens who is in your land within your gates.

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15 Each day (A)you shall give him his wages, and not let the sun go down on it, for he is poor and has set his heart on it; (B)lest he cry out against you to the Lord, and it be sin to you.

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35 But (A)love your enemies, (B)do good, and (C)lend, [a]hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and (D)you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.

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  1. Luke 6:35 expecting

17 But (A)whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

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