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ἐλεημοσύνη, -ης, ἡ
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gift to the poor, alms, charitable gift; any act of generosity to someone in serious need, often referring to giving gifts of substance or money
pity, compassion;, in NT an act of kindness, alms, almsgiving, Mt. 6:2, 3, 4; Lk. 11:41

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Matthew 6:2 So whenever you give alms (eleēmosynēn | ἐλεημοσύνην | acc sg fem) do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward.
Matthew 6:3 But when you are giving alms (eleēmosynēn | ἐλεημοσύνην | acc sg fem), do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
Matthew 6:4 so that your almsgiving (eleēmosynē | ἐλεημοσύνη | nom sg fem) may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Luke 11:41 Rather, in connection with what is inside, you should give alms (eleēmosynēn | ἐλεημοσύνην | acc sg fem), and then everything will be clean for you.
Luke 12:33 Sell your possessions and give alms (eleēmosynēn | ἐλεημοσύνην | acc sg fem). Make for yourselves moneybags that do not wear out, a treasure unfailing in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
Acts 3:2 And a man lame from the womb of his mother was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple called the “Beautiful Gate” to ask alms (eleēmosynēn | ἐλεημοσύνην | acc sg fem) from those entering into the temple.
Acts 3:3 When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms (eleēmosynēn | ἐλεημοσύνην | acc sg fem).
Acts 3:10 and recognized him — that he was the one who used to sit and ask for alms (eleēmosynēn | ἐλεημοσύνην | acc sg fem) at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. And they were filled with awe and amazement at what had happened to him.
Acts 9:36 Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, which when translated means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts (eleēmosynōn | ἐλεημοσυνῶν | gen pl fem) of charity, which she was always doing.
Acts 10:2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, gave alms (eleēmosynas | ἐλεημοσύνας | acc pl fem) generously to the people, and prayed to God continually.
Acts 10:4 Staring at him and becoming afraid, he said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your acts (eleēmosynai | ἐλεημοσύναι | nom pl fem) of charity have gone up as a memorial before God.
Acts 10:31 and he said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your acts (eleēmosynai | ἐλεημοσύναι | nom pl fem) of charity have been remembered before God.
Acts 24:17 “Now, after several years, I came to my people bringing gifts for the poor (eleēmosynas | ἐλεημοσύνας | acc pl fem) and presenting offerings,