9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it.
4 A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
24 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.
17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.
20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.
6 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me,
9 lest I be full and deny you
and say, “Who is the Lord?”
or lest I be poor and steal
and profane the name of my God.