“For almes is a good gift vnto all that giue it, in the sight of the most High.”
King James Version (KJV)
8. If thou hast abundance, giue almes accordingly: if thou haue but a litle, be not afraid to giue according to that litle. 9. For thou layest vp a good treasure for thy selfe against the day of necessitie. 10. Because that almes doth deliuer from death, and suffereth not to come into darknesse. 11. For almes is a good gift vnto all that giue it, in the sight of the most High. 12. Beware of all whoredome, my sonne, and chiefely take a wife of the seed of thy fathers, and take not a strange woman to wife, which is not of thy fathers tribe: for we are the children of the Prophets, Noe, Abraham, Isaak, and Iacob: remember, my sonne, that our fathers from the beginning, euen that they all maried wiues of their owne kinred, and were blessed in their children, and their seede shall inherite the land. 13. Now therefore my sonne, loue thy brethren, and despise not in thy heart thy brethren, the sonnes and daughters of thy people, in not taking a wife of them: for in pride is destruction and much trouble, and in lewdnesse is decay, and great want: for lewdnesse is the mother of famine. 14. Let not the wages of any man, which hath wrought for thee, tary with thee, but giue him it out of hand: for if thou serue God he will also repay thee: be circumspect, my sonne, in all things thou doest, and be wise in all thy conuersation.