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bible verses about generosity

Generosity Towards Others:

  • Luke 6:32-33: “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.”
  • Romans 12:20-21: “On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
  • 1 John 3:17: “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?”

Generosity and Blessings:

  • Proverbs 11:25: “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
  • Proverbs 28:27: “Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.”
  • Psalm 112:5: “Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.”

Generosity and God’s Provision:

  • 2 Corinthians 9:8: “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
  • Psalm 37:25: “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
  • Philippians 4:19: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

Generosity in Giving:

  • Proverbs 11:24: “One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”
  • Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
  • Acts 20:35: “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

Generosity to the Lord:

  • Proverbs 3:9-10: “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
  • Malachi 3:8-10: “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.'”