Top 13 Bible Verses About Giving



God is the greatest giver of all, so we should be givers too, so here are the top 13 Bible verses about giving found in Scripture.

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Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.
- 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
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Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the LORD against you, and you be guilty of sin. You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.
- Deuteronomy 15:9-10
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Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings.
- Acts 24:17
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Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
- Romans 12:13
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Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
- Proverbs 22:9
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But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
- Matthew 6:3-4
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Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints, for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them.
- 2 Corinthians 9:1-2
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The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
- 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
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She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
- Proverbs 31:20
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As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
- 1 Timothy 6:17-19
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Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.
- Ecclesiastes 11:1
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give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
- Luke 6:38
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Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
- Proverbs 19:17
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Total Quotes Found: 13

5 Stories From The Bible About Giving

Here are 5 stories from the Bible about giving to others.

Back to your Lap

Jesus said that we should “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38).  When a bag is full, if you shake it, there is more room, so that’s the idea of giving to others;  God gives back to you, and even presses it down and shake it’s it so that more can fit in, and it reaches the point where it’s running over into your lap!

The Cheerful Giver

If someone gives reluctantly or almost grudgingly, they should just keep their money.  God is not pleased when we give out of compulsion or by trying to be legalistic and tithe.  The Apostle Paul said that “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).  If you’re not rejoicing at the offering you’re making to God, then it’s better not to offer it.

Blessed by Giving

Most people say that they were blessed when someone gave them something, and they were, but the one who gave may have actually been blessed more.  The Bible records the Apostle Paul saying, “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’”  (Acts 20:35). This means that the one who gives is the one who receives the greater blessing; even more than the one who receives, so you can bless others this year while still yourself being blessed because “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Sow Bountifully

I’ve planted enough gardens to know that if I spread the seeds to far apart and sow very few of them, I won’t get much of a crop.  In this context, the Apostle Paul says that “whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6).  We can’t give one dollar to the Salvation Army once a year or little or nothing to charity or to our church and expect God to pour our His blessings.  Sowing very little will reap very little, but sowing bountifully or generously, may produce more than you’ve sown.

Secret Giving

You’ve probably heard of Secret Santa.  This is where an unknown person has brought a gift and the recipient is not supposed to know who it came from.  God is pleased when we give only to be seen of Him, and not to be seen by others, so “when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward” (Matthew 6:2).  What you do secretly in giving, God gives back openly, since “your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:4).

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