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29 Bible Verses about Altruism

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Deuteronomy 14:28

"At the end of three years you shall bring out all [of] the tithe of your yield for that year, and you shall store [it] in your {towns}.

Deuteronomy 15:8

But you shall certainly open your hand for him, and {you shall willingly lend} [to] him enough to meet his need, {whatever it is}.

Job 31:16-22

"If I have withheld [the] desire of [the] poor from [them], or I have caused [the] widow's eyes to fail, or I have eaten my morsel {alone}, and [the] orphan has not eaten from it (for from my childhood he {grew up with} me like a father, and from my mother's womb I guided her),read more.
if I have seen [the one who] perishes because of no clothing or [that] there is no covering for the poor, if his loins have not blessed me, or by means of my sheep's fleece he has warmed himself, if I have raised my hand against an orphan because I saw my supporters at the gate, [then] let my shoulder blade fall from [my] shoulder, and let my arm be broken from its socket.

Psalm 112:5-9

[It goes] well [for] a man [who] is gracious and lends, [who] conducts his {business properly}. For he will not be shaken forever; [the] righteous {will be remembered forever}. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart [is] steadfast, secure in Yahweh.read more.
His heart [is] sustained; he will not be afraid, until he looks [in triumph] on his enemies. {He gives lavishly} to the needy; his righteousness endures forever. His horn rises high in honor.

Isaiah 58:10

if you offer your soul to the hungry, and you satisfy [the] appetite of [the] afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness, and your darkness [will be] like noon.

Matthew 6:1-4

"And take care not to practice your righteousness before people to be seen by them; {otherwise} you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Therefore whenever you practice charitable giving, do not sound a trumpet in front of you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, in order that they may be praised by people. Truly I say to you, they have received their reward in full! But you, [when you] practice charitable giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,read more.
in order that your charitable giving may be in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Luke 10:35

And on the next day, he took out two denarii [and] gave [them] to the innkeeper, and said, "Take care of him, and whatever you spend in addition, I will repay to you when I return.

Acts 3:2-3

And a certain man was being carried who was lame {from birth}. {He} was placed every day at the gate of the temple called "Beautiful," [so that he] could ask for charitable gifts from those who were going into the temple [courts]. [When he] saw Peter and John about to go into the temple [courts], he began asking to receive alms.

Acts 3:10

And they recognized him, that this one was the one who used to sit [asking] for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they were filled with awe and astonishment at what had happened to him.

Acts 9:36

Now in Joppa there was a certain female disciple {named} Tabitha (which translated means "Dorcas"). She was full of good deeds and charitable giving which she was constantly doing.

Acts 10:2-4

devout and fearing God together with all his household, doing many charitable deeds for the people and praying to God {continually}. About the ninth hour of the day, he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming to him and saying to him, "Cornelius." And he stared at him and became terrified [and] said, "What is [it], Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your charitable deeds have gone up for a memorial offering before God.

Acts 24:17

So after many years, I came to practice charitable giving and offerings to my people,

1 Corinthians 16:1-3

Now concerning the collection for the saints: just as I gave directions about [it] to the churches of Galatia, so you do also. On the first [day] of the week, each one of you {put aside} [something], saving up {to whatever extent he has prospered}, in order that whenever I come, at that time collections do not take place. And whenever I arrive, whomever you approve by letters, I will send these to take your gift to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:11

So now also complete the doing [of it], in order that just as [you have] the eagerness to want [to do it], thus also [you may] complete [it] from [what you] have.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Now [the point is] this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one [should give] as he has decided in his heart, not {reluctantly} or from compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.