Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

General references

Bible References


Deuteronomy 15:7
If in any of your towns in the land which the Lord your God is giving you, there is a poor man, one of your countrymen, do not let your heart be hard or your hand shut to him;
Proverbs 23:6
Do not take the food of him who has an evil eye, or have any desire for his delicate meat:
Isaiah 32:5
The foolish man will no longer be named noble, and they will not say of the false man that he is a man of honour.
James 5:9
Say no hard things against one another, brothers, so that you will not be judged; see, the judge is waiting at the doors.
1 Peter 4:9
Keep open house for all with a glad heart;


2 Corinthians 8:12
For if there is a ready mind, a man will have God's approval in the measure of what he has, and not of what he has not.
Exodus 25:2
Say to the children of Israel that they are to make me an offering; from every man who has the impulse in his heart take an offering for me.
Exodus 35:5
Take from among you an offering to the Lord; everyone who has the impulse in his heart, let him give his offering to the Lord; gold and silver and brass;
1 Chronicles 29:17
And I am conscious, my God, that you are the searcher of hearts, taking pleasure in righteousness. As for me, with an upright heart I have freely given all these things; and I have seen with joy your people who are here to make their offerings freely to you.
Proverbs 11:25
He who gives blessing will be made fat, but the curser will himself be cursed.
Proverbs 22:9
He who is kind will have a blessing, for he gives of his bread to the poor.
Acts 20:35
In all things I was an example to you of how, in your lives, you are to give help to the feeble, and keep in memory the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, There is a greater blessing in giving than in getting.
Romans 12:8
He who has the power of comforting, let him do so; he who gives, let him give freely; he who has the power of ruling, let him do it with a serious mind; he who has mercy on others, let it be with joy.

General references

Exodus 35:21
And everyone whose heart was moved, everyone who was guided by the impulse of his spirit, came with his offering for the Lord, for whatever was needed for the Tent of meeting and its work and for the holy robes.
Proverbs 3:10
So your store-houses will be full of grain, and your vessels overflowing with new wine.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain