Sirach 35: 12-14, 16-18
|Give to the Most High according to his gifts to you, and act with a good eye toward the creations of your hands.
|For the Lord gives recompense, and he will repay you seven times as much.
Do not be willing to offer corrupt gifts. For he will not accept them.
|The Lord will not accept favoritism against the poor, but he will heed the prayer of one who has been harmed.
|He will not despise the prayers of the orphan, nor of the widow, if she utters a lamenting complaint.
|Do a widow’s tears not run down her cheek? And will her outcry not cause their downfall?