(Psa41:1-2) 1Unto the end. A Psalm of David himself. Blessed is he who shows understanding toward the needy and the poor. The Lord will deliver him in the evil day. 2May the Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth. And may he not hand him over to the will of his adversaries.
(Prov11:24) 24Some distribute their own goods, and they become wealthier. Others seize what is not their own, and they are always in need.
(Prov11:28) 28Whoever trusts in his riches will fall. But the just shall spring up like a green leaf.
(Prov17:16) 16What does it profit the foolish to have riches, when he is not able to buy wisdom? Whoever makes his house high seeks ruin. And whoever shuns learning shall fall into evils.
(Prov22:1) 1A good name is better than many riches. And good esteem is above silver and gold.
(Prov22:16) 16Whoever slanders the poor, so as to augment his own riches, will give it away to one who is richer, and will be in need.
(Prov23:4) 4Do not be willing to labor so that you may be enriched. But set limits by your prudence.
(Prov28:22) 22A man who hurries to become rich, and who envies others, does not know that destitution will overwhelm him.
(Mt6:1-4) 1“Pay attention, lest you perform your justice before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you shall not have a reward with your Father, who is in heaven. 2Therefore, when you give alms, do not choose to sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the towns, so that they may be honored by men. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward. 3But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your almsgiving may be in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will repay you.
(Mt6:19-21) 19Do not choose to store up for yourselves treasures on earth: where rust and moth consume, and where thieves break in and steal. 20Instead, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither rust nor moth consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there also is your heart.
(Mt6:24) 24No one is able to serve two masters. For either he will have hatred for the one, and love the other, or he will persevere with the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
(Mk10:21-27) 21Then Jesus, gazing at him, loved him, and he said to him: “One thing is lacking to you. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and then you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.” 22But he went away grieving, having been greatly saddened by the word. For he had many possessions. 23And Jesus, looking around, said to his disciples, “How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!” 24And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus, answering again, said to them: “Little sons, how difficult it is for those who trust in money to enter into the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for the rich to enter into the kingdom of God.” 26And they wondered even more, saying among themselves, “Who, then, can be saved?” 27And Jesus, gazing at them, said: “With men it is impossible; but not with God. For with God all things are possible.”
(Lk6:30-31) 30But distribute to all who ask of you. And do not ask again of him who takes away what is yours. 31And exactly as you would want people to treat you, treat them also the same.
(Lk6:38) 38Give, and it will be given to you: a good measure, pressed down and shaken together and overflowing, they will place upon your lap. Certainly, the same measure that you use to measure out, will be used to measure back to you again.”
(Lk11:41-42) 41Yet truly, give what is above as alms, and behold, all things are clean for you. 42But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, but you ignore judgment and the charity of God. But these things you ought to have done, without omitting the others.
(Lk12:15) 15So he said to them: “Be cautious and wary of all avarice. For a person’s life is not found in the abundance of the things that he possesses.”
(Lk12:33) 33Sell what you possess, and give alms. Make for yourselves purses that will not wear out, a treasure that will not fall short, in heaven, where no thief approaches, and no moth corrupts.
(Lk21:1-4) 1And looking around, he saw the wealthy putting their donations into the offertory. 2Then he also saw a certain widow, a pauper, putting in two small brass coins. 3And he said: “Truly, I say to you, that this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4For all these, out of their abundance, have added to the gifts for God. But she, out of what she needed, has put in all that she had to live on.”
(Jn2:13-16) 13And the Passover of the Jews was near, and so Jesus ascended to Jerusalem. 14And he found, sitting in the temple, sellers of oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers. 15And when he had made something like a whip out of little cords, he drove them all out of the temple, including the sheep and the oxen. And he poured out the brass coins of the moneychangers, and he overturned their tables. 16And to those who were selling doves, he said: “Take these things out of here, and do not make my Father’s house into a house of commerce.”
(Acts2:44-45) 44And then all who believed were together, and they held all things in common. 45They were selling their possessions and belongings, and dividing them to all, just as any of them had need.
(Acts4:34-37) 34And neither was anyone among them in need. For as many as were owners of fields or houses, selling these, were bringing the proceeds of the things that they were selling, 35and were placing it before the feet of the Apostles. Then it was divided to each one, just as he had need. 36Now Joseph, who the Apostles surnamed Barnabas (which is translated as ‘son of consolation’), who was a Levite of Cyprian descent, 37since he had land, he sold it, and he brought the proceeds and placed these at the feet of the Apostles.
(Acts10:1-4) 1Now there was a certain man in Caesarea, named Cornelius, a centurion of the cohort which is called Italian, 2a devout man, fearing God with all his house, giving many alms to the people, and praying to God continually. 3This man saw in a vision clearly, at about the ninth hour of the day, the Angel of God entering to him and saying to him: “Cornelius!” 4And he, gazing at him, was seized by fear, and he said, “What is it, lord?” And he said to him: “Your prayers and your almsgiving have ascended as a memorial in the sight of God.
(Acts20:35) 35I have revealed all things to you, because by laboring in this way, it is necessary to support the weak and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
(1Cor9:13-14) 13Do you not know that those who work in the holy place eat the things that are for the holy place, and that those who serve at the altar also share with the altar? 14So, too, has the Lord ordained that those who announce the Gospel should live by the Gospel.
(2Cor9:6-7) 6But I say this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly. And whoever sows with blessings shall also reap from blessings: 7each one giving, just as he has determined in his heart, neither out of sadness, nor out of obligation. For God loves a cheerful giver.
(1Tim6:6-10) 6But piety with sufficiency is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into this world, and there is no doubt that we can take nothing away. 8But, having nourishment and some kind of covering, we should be content with these. 9For those who want to become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many useless and harmful desires, which submerge men in destruction and in perdition. 10For desire is the root of all evils. Some persons, hungering in this way, have strayed from the faith and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.
(1Tim6:17-19) 17Instruct the wealthy of this age not to have a superior attitude, nor to hope in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God, who offers us everything in abundance to enjoy, 18and to do good, to become rich in good works, to donate readily, to share, 19to gather for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may obtain true life.
(Heb13:5) 5Let your behavior be without avarice; be content with what you are offered. For he himself has said, “I will not abandon you, and I will not neglect you.”