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29 Bible Verses about Altruism

Most Relevant Verses

Deuteronomy 14:28

At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates;

Deuteronomy 15:8

but thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto him, and shalt certainly lend him on pledge what is sufficient for his need, in that which he lacketh.

Job 31:16-22

If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or caused the eyes of the widow to fail; Or have eaten my morsel alone, so that the fatherless ate not thereof, (For from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, and I have guided the widow from my mother's womb;)read more.
If I have seen any perishing for want of clothing, or any needy without covering; If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my lambs; If I have lifted up my hand against an orphan, because I saw my help in the gate: Then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder-blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone!

Psalm 112:5-9

It is well with the man that is gracious and lendeth; he will sustain his cause in judgment. For he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed confiding in Jehovah;read more.
His heart is maintained, he is not afraid, until he see his desire upon his oppressors. He scattereth abroad, he giveth to the needy; his righteousness abideth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Isaiah 58:10

and thou proffer thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul: then shall thy light rise in the darkness, and thine obscurity be as midday;

Matthew 6:1-4

Take heed not to do your alms before men to be seen of them, otherwise ye have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens. When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does;read more.
so that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render it to thee.

Luke 10:35

And on the morrow as he left, taking out two denarii he gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him, and whatsoever thou shalt expend more, I will render to thee on my coming back.

Acts 3:2-3

and a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they placed every day at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of those who were going into the temple; who, seeing Peter and John about to enter into the temple, asked to receive alms.

Acts 3:10

and they recognised him, that it was he who sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Acts 9:36

And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, which being interpreted means Dorcas. She was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did.

Acts 10:2-4

pious, and fearing God with all his house, both giving much alms to the people, and supplicating God continually, saw plainly in a vision, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming unto him, And saying to him, Cornelius. But he, having fixed his eyes upon him, and become full of fear, said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him, Thy prayers and thine alms have gone up for a memorial before God.

Acts 24:17

And after a lapse of many years I arrived, bringing alms to my nation, and offerings.

1 Corinthians 16:1-3

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the assemblies of Galatia, so do ye do also. On the first of the week let each of you put by at home, laying up in whatever degree he may have prospered, that there may be no collections when I come. And when I am arrived, whomsoever ye shall approve, these I will send with letters to carry your bounty to Jerusalem:

2 Corinthians 8:11

But now also complete the doing of it; so that as there was the readiness to be willing, so also to complete out of what ye have.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

But this is true, he that sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that sows in the spirit of blessing shall reap also in blessing: each according as he is purposed in his heart; not grievingly, or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.