Ecclesiasticus / Sirach - Chapter 29
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2 Lend to your neighbour in his time of need, and in your turn repay your neighbour on time.
5 Until he gets something, a man will kiss his neighbour's hand, and refer diffidently to his wealth; but when the loan falls due, he puts this off, he repays with offhand words, and pleads the inconvenience of the time.
6 Even if he can be made to pay, his creditor will recover barely half, and consider even that a windfall. But otherwise he will be cheated of his money, and undeservedly gain himself an enemy; the man will pay him back in curses and abuse, and with insults of honour.
9 In obedience to the commandment, help the poor; do not turn the poor away empty-handed in their need.
11 Use your wealth as the Most High has decreed; you will find that more profitable than gold.
12 Stock your store-rooms with almsgiving; this will save you from all misfortune.
13 Better than sturdy shield or weighty spear, this will fight for you against the enemy.
15 Do not forget the favour your guarantor has done you; he has given his life for you.
21 The first thing in life is water, and bread, and clothing, and a house for the sake of privacy.
22 Better the life of the poor under a roof of planks, than lavish fare in somebody else's house.
23 Whether you have little or much, be content with it, and you will not hear your household complaining.
28 It is hard for the reasonable to be begrudged hospitality to be shamed like a debtor.
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