"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.
Give to him, and don't have a stingy heart when you give, and because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you do.
For there will never cease to be poor people in the land; that is why I am commanding you, 'You must willingly open your hand to your afflicted and poor brother in your land.'
Don't eat a stingy person's bread, and don't desire his choice food,
for as he thinks within himself, so he is. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
You will vomit the little you've eaten and waste your pleasant words.
A fool will no longer be called a noble, nor a scoundrel said to be important.
But a noble person plans noble things; he stands up for noble causes.
Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!
Be hospitable to one another without complaining.
For if the eagerness is there, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
"Tell the Israelites to take an offering for Me. You are to take My offering from everyone whose heart stirs him [to give].
Take up an offering for the LORD among you. Let everyone whose heart is willing bring this as the LORD's offering: gold, silver, and bronze;
I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with uprightness. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.
A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water.
A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
In every way I've shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
if exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity; leading, with diligence; showing mercy, with cheerfulness.