29 Bible Verses about Almsgiving
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"If I refused to grant the desire of the poor or exhausted the eyes of the widow, if I ate my meals by myself without feeding orphans, (even a poor man had grown up with me as if I were his father, and even though I had guided the widow from the time I was born),read more.
if I've observed someone who is about to die for lack of clothes or if I have no clothing to give to the poor, if he hadn't thanked me from the bottom of his heart, if he had not been warmed by wool from my sheep, if I've raised my hand against an orphan when I thought I would against him in court, then let my arm fall from its socket; and may my arm be torn off at the shoulder.
It is good for the person who lends generously, conducting his affairs with fairness. He will never be shaken; the one who is just will always be remembered. He need not fear a bad report, for his heart is unshaken, since he trusts in the LORD.read more.
His heart is steadfast, he will not fear. In the end he will look in triumph over his enemy. He gives generously to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.
Whoever is kind to the poor is lending to the LORD the benefit of his gift will return to him in abundance.
Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"
if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the needs of afflicted souls, then your light will rise in darkness, and your night will be like noonday.
Give to the person who asks you for something, and do not turn away from the person who wants to borrow something from you."
"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So whenever you give to the poor, don't blow a trumpet before you like the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets so that they will be praised by people. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward! But when you give to the poor, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, read more.
so that your giving may be done in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
because 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 welcomed me.
"Sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor. Make yourselves wallets that don't wear out a dependable treasure in heaven, where no thief can get close and no moth can destroy anything.
Instead, when you give a banquet, make it your habit to invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.
When Jesus heard this, he told him, "You still need to do one thing. Sell everything you have and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
Later, Zacchaeus stood up and announced to the Lord, "Look! I'm giving half of my possessions to the destitute, and if I have accused anyone falsely, I'm repaying four times as much as I owe."
Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple. When he saw that Peter and John were about to go into the Temple, he asked them to give him something.
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was known for her good actions and acts of charity that she was always doing.
He was a devout man who feared God, as did everyone in his home. He gave many gifts to the poor among the people and always prayed to God. One day, about three in the afternoon, he had a vision and clearly saw an angel of God coming to him and saying to him, "Cornelius!" He stared at the angel in terror and asked, "What is it, Lord?"
Now concerning the collection for the saints, you should follow the directions I gave to the churches in Galatia. After the Sabbath ends, each of you should set aside and save something from your surplus in proportion to what you have, so that no collections will have to be made when I arrive. When I arrive, I will send letters along with the men you approve to take your gift to Jerusalem.
Now finish what you began, so that your eagerness to do so may be matched by your eagerness to complete it.
Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you must give what you have decided in your heart, not with regret or under compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.
The only thing they asked us to do was to remember the destitute, the very thing I was eager to do.
The thief must no longer steal but must work hard and do what is good with his own hands, so that he might earn something to give to the needy.
They are to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share.
Whoever has earthly possessions and notices a brother in need and yet withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God be present in him?
From Thematic Bible
Almsgiving » General advice concerning
"If your relative becomes so poor that he is indebted to you, then you are to support him. You are to let him live with you just like the resident alien and the traveler.
"If there should be a poor man among your relatives in one of the cities of the land that the LORD your God is about to give you, don't be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your poor relative.
"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell what you own and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
- Alms, Good Deeds
- Attitudes, to other people
- Feeding The Poor
- Generosity, Used Towards
- Giving Back
- Giving Money To The Church
- Giving To The Poor
- Giving, Advice On
- Giving, Of Possessions
- Helping Others In Need
- Helping The Poor
- Helping Those In Need
- Love To Others Shown In
- Money, Stewardship Of
- Poverty, Attitudes Towards
- Poverty, Remedies For