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Psalm 40:1-17 (NLT)
1        I waited patiently for the LORD to help me,
        and he turned to me and heard my cry.
2        He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
        out of the mud and the mire.
        He set my feet on solid ground
        and steadied me as I walked along.
3        He has given me a new song to sing,
        a hymn of praise to our God.
        Many will see what he has done and be astounded.
        They will put their trust in the LORD.
4        Oh, the joys of those who trust the LORD,
        who have no confidence in the proud,
        or in those who worship idols.
5        O LORD my God, you have done many miracles for us.
        Your plans for us are too numerous to list.
        If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds,
        I would never come to the end of them.
6        You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings.
        Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand-
        you don't require burnt offerings or sin offerings.
7        Then I said, "Look, I have come.
        And this has been written about me in your scroll:
8        I take joy in doing your will, my God,
        for your law is written on my heart."
9        I have told all your people about your justice.
        I have not been afraid to speak out,
        as you, O LORD, well know.
10        I have not kept this good news hidden in my heart;
        I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power.
        I have told everyone in the great assembly
        of your unfailing love and faithfulness.
11        LORD, don't hold back your tender mercies from me.
        My only hope is in your unfailing love and faithfulness.
12        For troubles surround me-
        too many to count!
        They pile up so high
        I can't see my way out.
        They are more numerous than the hairs on my head.
        I have lost all my courage.
13        Please, LORD, rescue me!
        Come quickly, LORD, and help me.
14        May those who try to destroy me
        be humiliated and put to shame.
        May those who take delight in my trouble
        be turned back in disgrace.
15        Let them be horrified by their shame,
        for they said, "Aha! We've got him now!"
16        But may all who search for you
        be filled with joy and gladness.
        May those who love your salvation
        repeatedly shout, "The LORD is great!"
17        As for me, I am poor and needy,
        but the Lord is thinking about me right now.
        You are my helper and my savior.
        Do not delay, O my God.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation
Proverbs 19:17 (NLT)
17If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD-and he will repay you!

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Matthew 25:35-40 (NLT)
35For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.
I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.'
37"Then these righteous ones will reply, 'Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink?
Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing?
When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?'
40And the King will tell them, 'I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'