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The Rights of the Poor and Christian Almsgiving Vindicated: Or the State and ...
S. R. Bosanquet
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Page 334 - good and lend, hoping for nothing again. And your reward shall he great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest; for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. " Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Page 328 - Let us listen to the word of truth. " The poor shall never cease out of the land; therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, thy poor, and to thy needy in thy
Page 335 - He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor."* " He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Page 349 - I not weep for him that was in trouble ? Was not my soul grieved for the poor ?' And let him address words of pity and condolence, as it is written, ' And I caused the widow's heart to sing for
Page 345 - bare suggestion and bowels of pity, doth not this so much for his sake as for his own; for by compassion we make others' misery our own, and so by relieving them we relieve ourselves also." The laws and practice of the Jews must shame us Christians of the present day. It is
Page 333 - Now them that are such, we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work and eat their own bread. But ye,
Page 335 - Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man; and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee.
Page 324 - fruit: for the word of God has said again, " Cast thy bread upon the waters, and thou shalt find it after many days.