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150 Bible Verses about Giving

The Bible teaches us a lot about the importance of giving and how it goes beyond just sharing our things. It’s about love, faith, and following God’s example. This collection of Bible verses about giving isn’t just for reading; it’s a call to think about how giving can change our lives and help others. From Genesis to Revelation, we see messages encouraging us to be generous and help each other. Let’s discover together how these verses can light up our path and encourage us to share more with those around us.

 

Giving and Generosity Encouraged

  • Proverbs 11:25 – “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
  • 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.”
  • Malachi 3:10 – “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.”
  • Proverbs 22:9 – “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:18 – “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
  • 2 Corinthians 8:12 – “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”
  • Hebrews 13:16 – “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
  • Proverbs 19:17 – “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

Blessings of Giving

  • Matthew 6:4 – “So that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
  • Proverbs 28:27 – “Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.”
  • Luke 12:33 – “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.”
  • Deuteronomy 15:10 – “Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.”
  • Proverbs 3:27 – “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.”
  • Psalm 112:5 – “Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6 – “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
  • Proverbs 31:20 – “She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.”
  • Matthew 19:21 – “Jesus said to him, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'”
  • Luke 14:13-14 – “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Faith and Provision

  • Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
  • Luke 6:30 – “Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.”
  • Psalm 112:9 – “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:11 – “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
  • Proverbs 11:24 – “One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”
  • Luke 11:41 – “But give what is inside [the dish] to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.”
  • 2 Corinthians 8:9 – “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
  • Proverbs 14:31 – “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”

The Heart of Giving

  • Matthew 10:8 – “Freely you have received; freely give.”
  • Philemon 1:7 – “Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.”
  • 2 Corinthians 8:7 – “But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
  • Luke 21:1-4 – “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. ‘Truly I tell you,’ he said, ‘this poor widow has put in more than all the others.'”
  • Proverbs 17:22 – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
  • Mark 12:43-44 – “Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.'”
  • 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?”
  • Proverbs 16:8 – “Better is a little with righteousness than vast revenues without justice.”
  • Matthew 5:42 – “Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”

Responsibility and Stewardship

  • 1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
  • Matthew 25:21 – “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'”
  • Luke 16:10-11 – “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?”
  • Proverbs 3:9 – “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;”
  • 1 Timothy 5:8 – “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:10 – “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.'”
  • Luke 12:48 – “But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
  • Proverbs 13:22 – “A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.”
  • Ecclesiastes 5:10 – “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.”
  • 1 Corinthians 4:2 – “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”

Love and Compassion in Giving

  • James 2:15-16 – “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”
  • 1 John 3:18 – “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
  • Galatians 6:2 – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
  • Proverbs 31:9 – “Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
  • Matthew 25:35-36 – “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
  • Leviticus 25:35 – “If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you.”
  • Hebrews 6:10 – “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”
  • Deuteronomy 15:7-8 – “If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need.”
  • Proverbs 29:7 – “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.”
  • Luke 3:11 – “John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.'”

Giving and Prayer

  • Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • James 5:16 – “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • Acts 10:4 – “Cornelius stared at him in fear. ‘What is it, Lord?’ he asked. The angel answered, ‘Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.'”
  • Mark 11:24 – “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
  • Matthew 6:6 – “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
  • Luke 18:1-8 – “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”
  • Colossians 4:2 – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Ephesians 6:18 – “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
  • Philippians 1:19 – “For I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.”

Gratitude for Blessings

  • Colossians 3:15-17 – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
  • Psalm 100:4 – “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”
  • Psalm 107:21-22 – “Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind. Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.”
  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 – “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Ephesians 5:20 – “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Psalm 9:1 – “I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:15 – “All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”
  • Psalm 95:2-3 – “Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.”
  • Isaiah 58:10 – “and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”
  • Philippians 4:10 – “I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.”

Wisdom in Giving

  • Proverbs 11:4 – “Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
  • Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 – “Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.”
  • Proverbs 18:16 – “A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.”
  • Proverbs 22:16 – “Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.”
  • Matthew 7:6 – “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”
  • Acts 11:29-30 – “The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea. This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.”
  • Proverbs 31:8-9 – “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
  • 2 Chronicles 24:10 – “All the officials and all the people brought their contributions gladly, dropping them into the chest until it was full.”
  • Proverbs 4:23 – “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
  • Luke 16:13 – “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

The Impact of Giving

  • Acts 2:44-45 – “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.”
  • Hebrews 13:3 – “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”
  • Proverbs 11:10 – “When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.”
  • Acts 9:36 – “In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor.” 
  • Galatians 2:10 – “All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:19 – “In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
  • Proverbs 28:8 – “Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.”
  • Luke 19:8 – “But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, ‘Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.'”
  • Proverbs 11:26 – “People curse the one who hoards grain, but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell.”
  • 2 Corinthians 8:14 “At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality.”

Service and Sacrifice

  • Romans 12:1 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
  • Philippians 2:17 – “Even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.”
  • Galatians 5:13 – “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
  • Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:9 – “He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”
  • Matthew 20:28 – “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
  • Romans 15:1 – “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.”

The Joy of Giving

  • 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.'”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:7 – “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
  • Proverbs 21:26 – “All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.”
  • Psalm 126:5 – “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.”
  • 2 Corinthians 8:4 – “They urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.”
  • Luke 6:23 – “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.”
  • Psalm 37:21 – “The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.”
  • Philippians 2:2 – “Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”
  • 1 Chronicles 29:9 – “Then the people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.”

The Reward of Giving

  • Matthew 6:20 – “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
  • Hebrews 11:6 – “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
  • Proverbs 13:13 – “Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.”
  • Matthew 10:42 – “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
  • Proverbs 22:4 – “Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.”
  • Matthew 19:29 – “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.”
  • Colossians 3:23-24 – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
  • Psalm 19:11 – “By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.”
  • Revelation 22:12 – “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.”

Faithfulness in Giving

  • 1 Corinthians 16:2 – “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.”
  • 2 Corinthians 8:11 – “Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.”
  • Philippians 2:4 – “Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
  • Philippians 4:18 – “I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.”
  • Deuteronomy 16:17 – “Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you.”
  • Luke 21:4 – “All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Unity and Fellowship in Giving

  • Ephesians 4:16 – “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
  • Acts 4:32 – “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:25 – “So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.”
  • 1 Chronicles 29:14 – “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:13 – “Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.”
  • Hebrews 10:33-34 – “Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.”
  • Romans 12:13 – “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
  • Galatians 6:10 – “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
  • 1 John 1:7 – “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
  • Acts 2:42 – “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

God’s Provision through Giving

  • Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
  • Matthew 7:11 – “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
  • Luke 12:24 – “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:10 – “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.”
  • Psalm 34:10 – “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.”
  • Matthew 6:31-33 – “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
  • James 1:17 – “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
  • Psalm 37:25 – “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
  • Psalm 81:10 – “I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.”
  • Psalm 23:1 – “The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”

Conclusion

As we wrap up our look at 150 Bible verses about giving, we’re reminded of the simple yet profound joy that comes from generosity. These teachings encourage us to share not just our possessions, but our time and love too. Let’s take this wisdom to heart and let it guide us in our daily lives, making a difference in the lives of others. Remember, every small act of kindness reflects God’s great generosity. Let’s move forward with open hearts, ready to give and see the positive changes it brings around us!

 

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