Bible verses about "welfare" | Rotherham

Romans 15:1-2

1 We are bound, however, we, who are strong, the weakness of them who are not strong to be bearing, and not, unto ourselves, to give pleasure. 2 Let, each one of us, unto his neighbour give pleasure—for what is good unto upbuilding;

Romans 12:17-21

17 Unto no one, evil for evil rendering: providing honourable things before all men: 18 If possible—so far as dependeth on you, with all men being at peace: 19 Not avenging, yourselves, beloved, but give place unto their anger; for it is written—Mine, is avenging, I, will recompense;—saith the Lord; 20 But—if thine enemy hunger, be feeding him, if he thirst, be giving him drink; for, this doing, coals of fire, shalt thou heap upon his head. 21 Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 Nor, as a free-gift, did eat, bread, from anyone, but, with toil and hardship, night and day, working,—that we might not burden any of you;—

Leviticus 19:9-10

9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly clear the border of thy field, in reaping,—nor shalt thou gather up the gleaning of thy harvest. 10 And, thy vineyard, shalt thou not go over again, nor gather, every single grape: for the poor and for the sojourner, shalt thou leave them, I—Yahweh, am your God.

Philippians 2:2-8

2 Fill ye up my joy—that, the same thing, ye esteem, the same love, possessing, joined in soul, the one thing, esteeming,— 3 Nothing by way of faction, nothing by way of vain-glory,—but, in lowliness of mind, accounting, one another, superior to yourselves,— 4 Not, to your own things, severally looking, but, to the things of others, severally:— 5 The same thing, esteem, in yourselves, which also, in Christ Jesus, [ye esteem],— 6 Who, in form of God, subsisting, not, a thing to be seized, accounted the being equal with God, 7 But, himself, emptied, taking, a servant’s form, coming to be, in men’s likeness; 8 And, in fashion, being found, as a man, humbled himself, becoming obedient as far as death, yea, death upon a cross.

James 2:14-24

14 What profit, my brethren,—if one should be saying he hath, faith, but hath not, works; can his faith save him? 15 If, a brother or sister, should be naked, and coming short of the daily food, 16 And one from among you should say unto them—Withdraw in peace, be getting warmed and fed, but should not give them the things needful for the body, What the profit? 17 So, also, faith, if it have not works, is dead, by itself. 18 But one will say,—Thou, hast faith, and, I, have works, show me thy faith apart from thy works, and, I, unto thee, will shew, by my works, my faith. 19 Thou believest that God is, one: thou doest, well—Even the demons believe, and shudder! 20 But art thou willing to learn, O empty man! that, faith, apart from works, is, idle? 21 Abraham our father, was it not, by works, he was declared righteous—when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Thou seest that, his faith, had been working together with his works, and by his works did his faith become full-grown,— 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith—And Abraham believed God, And it was reckoned to him as righteousness, and, God’s friend, was he called: 24 Ye see that—by works, a man is declared righteous, and not by faith alone.

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12

6 Howbeit, we charge you, brethren,—that, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, ye be withdrawing yourselves from every brother—who, in a disorderly way, doth walk, and not according to the instruction which ye received from us. 7 For, ye yourselves, know, how needful it is to be imitating us, in that we were not disorderly among you, 8 Nor, as a free-gift, did eat, bread, from anyone, but, with toil and hardship, night and day, working,—that we might not burden any of you;— 9 Not because we have not authority, but that, ourselves, as an ensample, we might hold forth unto you,—to the end ye might he imitating us. 10 For, even when we were with you, this, were we giving in charge unto you,—that, if any will not work, neither let him eat! 11 We hear, in fact, of some who are walking among you in a disorderly way, at nothing, working, yet too busily working! 12 Now, such as these, we charge and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ,—that, with quietness, working, their own bread, they be eating.

Proverbs 28:27

27 One who giveth to the poor, shall have no want, but, he that hideth his eyes, shall receive many a curse.

Acts 20:35

35 In all things, I gave you to understand, that, thus toiling, it behoves to be helping the weak, also to be keeping in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, that, he himself, said—Happy is it, rather to give than to receive!

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

7 When there cometh to be among you a needy person any one of thy brethren within any one of thy gates, in thy land, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart nor shut thy hand from thy needy brother; 8 but thou shalt, open, thy hand unto him,—and, lend, him enough to meet the poverty which doth impoverish him. 9 Take thou heed to thyself lest there be something near thine abandoned heart, saying—Drawing nigh, is the seventh year the year of release, and so thine eye be evil, against thy needy brother, and thou give not unto him,—and he cry out against thee unto Yahweh, and it become in thee a sin! 10 Thou shalt, give, unto him, and thy heart shall not be evil when thou givest unto him,—for on account of this very thing, will Yahweh thy God bless thee, in all that thou doest and in all whereunto thou puttest thy hand. 11 For the needy will not cease out of the midst of the land—for this cause, am I commanding thee, saying, Thou shalt open, thy hand unto thy brother to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

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