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29 Bible Verses about Altruism

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Deuteronomy 14:28

Every third year, bring all the tithes of your produce of that year and store it in your cities

Deuteronomy 15:8

Instead, be sure to open your hand to him and lend him enough to lessen his need.

Job 31:16-22

"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.

Psalm 112:5-9

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.

Isaiah 58:10

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.

Matthew 6:1-4

"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."

Luke 10:35

The next day, he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, "Take good care of him. If you spend more than that, I'll repay you when I come back.'

Acts 3:2-3

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.

Acts 3:10

they knew that he was the man who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Acts 10:2-4

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?"

Acts 24:17

After many years, I have come back to my people to bring gifts for the poor and to offer sacrifices.

1 Corinthians 16:1-3

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.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

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.

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