Top 15 Bible Verses About Helping Others

Turn to these Bible verses about helping others for inspiration and be a blessing to someone by helping them in their time of need.

I find it interesting that when I have helped others, others have turned around and helped me when I needed it.  I didn’t help others in order to receive recognition or in hopes that they would help me, but by helping others, God sends us help when we need it.

God expects us to help, care for and love our neighbors, so here are the top 15 Bible verses about helping others from Scripture.

Enjoy and be inspired to lend a hand!

bible Verses About Helping Others

Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.
- Proverbs 27:10

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.
- Romans 15:2-3

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
- Galatians 6:2

“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,
- Deuteronomy 15:7

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.
- Romans 15:2-3

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’
- Deuteronomy 15:11

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
- Philippians 2:4

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
- Romans 15:1

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
- 1 John 3:17

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
- James 2:14-17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- Proverbs 17:17

And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.
- Matthew 25:40

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
- Hebrews 13:16

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
- Proverbs 19:17

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

Total Quotes Found: 15

Below are 5 short stories from the Bible about helping others:

Helping Others (Deuteronomy 22)

The Old Testament laws were designed to show God’s heart, and He has great regard for the animals He created.  For example, one law says, “You shall not see your brother’s donkey or his ox fallen down by the way and ignore them. You shall help him to lift them up again” (Deuteronomy 22:4).  Since God has regard for animals, we should also, and that means we care for animals…even if they’re not ours.

Helping the Weak (1 Thessalonians 5)

If we realize that we have needed help from others, we should be quick to help others in need.  The Apostle Paul said, “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.’”  It is not the strong or the self-sufficient that need our help, but those who are weak (1 Thessalonians 5:14), and when we do, we are blessed, since “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Don’t rob yourself of a blessing by not blessing others.

Helped by Prayer (Philippians 1)

Maybe we’ve never thought that we can help others by prayer, but the Apostle Paul points out that “You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many” (2 Corinthians 1:11).  God uses our prayers as a means to help others (Philippians 1:19).

Helping the Laborers (Philippians 4)

I can tell Paul didn’t take for granted those who helped spread the gospel. He wrote, “Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life” (Philippians 4:3). Helping laborers of the gospel helps to spread the gospel (Phil 4:16), and God is most pleased with that.

Helping the Fatherless  (Job 29 and James 1)

Job was a righteous man, and part of his righteousness was helping the poor.   He could honestly say that he “delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him” (Job 29:12).  Job knew how God feels about helping orphans and widows, even calling it “pure religion” (James 1:27).

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The Bible is filled with verses and examples of people helping others. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot to give or just a little, it’s what is in the heart that matters!

After reading these Scriptures about helping others, we hope you are encouraged today to go make a difference in someone’s life! You never know how a small act of kindness can draw someone closer to God. There is nothing that could help someone more than sharing the gospel with them in the hopes that they might be saved.  The gift of grace and eternal life is the greatest gift there is!

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