Generous or Greedy
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
Proverbs 28:8Cross Reference: Exodus 22:25, Leviticus 25:36 Prov 13:22. Ill-gotten gain doesn't last.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Proverbs 28:27Psalms 41:1-3
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
Compare with Malachi 3:10 and Matthew 6:33.
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
Proverbs 11:25Compare 11:25 with 2 Corinthians 9:6-10. It is impossible to out-give God.
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
Paul quotes from this passage in Romans 12:20-21.
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Romans 3:15 is very similar to verse 16. Greed steals a person's life. Compare 1:19 with 1 Timothy 6:10 and contrast it with Matthew 6:33 & Hebrews 13:5.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Total Verses: 33
Total Passages: 19