One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

People curse the one who hoards grain,
but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell.

Whoever seeks good finds favor,
but evil comes to one who searches for it.

Those who trust in their riches will fall,
but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

(Proverbs 11:24-28)