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Theasaurus: Charity

29 Bible Verses about Charity

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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 thine hand wide unto him and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he lacks.

Job 31:16-22

If I have disturbed the desire of the poor or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel alone and the fatherless has not eaten thereof; (for from my youth the fatherless was brought 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 perish for want of clothing or any needy without a covering; if his loins have not blessed me and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, even when I saw that they would all help me in the gate; then let my back fall from my shoulder blade, and my arm be broken from its joint.

Psalm 112:5-9

Teth A good man has mercy and lends; Jod He will govern his affairs with good judgment. Caph Surely he shall not be moved for ever; Lamed the righteous shall be in eternal remembrance. Mem He shall not be afraid of evil rumours; Nun his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.read more.
Samech His heart is established; he shall not be afraid, Ain until he sees his desire upon his enemies. Pe He has dispersed; he has given to the poor; Tzaddi his righteousness endures for ever; Koph his horn shall be exalted in glory.

Isaiah 58:10

and if thou pour out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:

Matthew 6:1-4

Take heed not to do your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise, ye have no reward of your Father who is in the heavens. Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They already have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doethread more.
that thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret, he shall reward thee openly.

Luke 10:35

And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two denarius and gave them to the host and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

Acts 3:2-3

And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the temple, who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked for alms.

Acts 3:10

and they knew that it was he who sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

Acts 9:36

Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas; this woman was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did.

Acts 10:2-4

a devout man and one that feared God with all his house, who gave many alms to the people and prayed to God always. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

1 Corinthians 16:1-3

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the congregations of Galatia, do ye likewise. Each first sabbath let each one of you set aside in store, as God has prospered him, that there be no collections when I come. And when I come, whomever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:11

Now therefore finish the doing of it that as there was a readiness to will, so there may also be a performance out of that which ye have.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

But this I say, He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who sows in blessings shall also reap blessings. Each one according as they purpose in their heart, so let them give, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

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Charity » Those that are charitable

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

But this I say, He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who sows in blessings shall also reap blessings. Each one according as they purpose in their heart, so let them give, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

Proverbs 11:24-26

There are those who scatter, and more is added unto them; and there are those who withhold more than is just, but come to poverty. The soul who is a blessing unto others shall be made fat, and he that fills shall be filled also himself. He that withholds the grain, the people shall curse him, but blessing shall be upon the head of him that sells it.

Charity » Judgment forbidden

Romans 2:1

Therefore, thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest; for in that which thou dost judge another, thou dost condemn thyself; for thou that judgest others doest the same things.

Romans 14:4

Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? By his own master he stands or falls; and if he falls, he shall be made to stand, for God is powerful to make him stand.

More verses: James 4:12

Charity » The reward for being charitable

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

If there should be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy towns in thy land which the LORD thy God gives thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother, but thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he lacks. Keep thyself that there not be a thought of Belial in thy heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother to give him nothing; for he shall cry unto the LORD against thee, and it shall be a sin unto thee. read more.
Thou shalt surely give unto him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him because for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works and in all that thou puttest thine hand to. For the poor shall never cease out of the land; therefore, I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

Isaiah 58:10-11

and if thou pour out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Luke 14:12-14

Then said he also to him that invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen nor thy rich neighbours, lest they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made thee. But when thou makest a banquet, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and thou shalt be blessed, for they cannot recompense thee; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Charity » Duty of

Matthew 7:3

And why dost thou behold the mote that is in thy brother's eye but dost not consider the beam that is in thine own eye?

Charity » Who is charitable

Proverbs 31:10-20

Aleph Who can find a valiant woman? for her price is far above precious stones. Beth The heart of her husband safely trusts in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. Gimel She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. read more.
Daleth She sought wool and flax and worked willingly with her hands. He She was like the merchants' ships; she brings her food from afar. Vau She rose up even at night and gave food to her family and a portion to her maidens. Zain She considered the inheritance and bought it; with the fruit of her hands she planted a vineyard. Cheth She girded her loins with strength and strengthened her arms. Teth She perceived that her merchandise was good; her fire did not go out by night. Jod She laid her hands to the spindle, and her hands held the distaff. Caph She stretched out her hand to the poor; yea, she reached forth her hands to the destitute.

Luke 21:1-4

And he looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting two mites in there. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you that this poor widow has cast in more than they all; read more.
for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God, but she out of her poverty has cast in all the living that she had.

Charity » Those that are not charitable

2 Peter 1:1-9

Simon Peter, slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those that have obtained like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the knowledge of God and of our Lord Jesus, as all things that pertain to life and to godliness are given us of his divine power, through the knowledge of him that has called us by his glory and virtue, read more.
whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these ye might be made participants of the divine nature, having fled the corruption that is in the world through lust. Ye also, giving all diligence to the same, show forth virtue in your faith; and in virtue, knowledge; and in knowledge, temperance; and in temperance, patience; and in patience, fear of God; and in fear of God, brotherly love; and in brotherly love, charity. For if these things are in you and abound, they shall not let you be idle nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacks these things is blind and walks feeling the way with his hand, having forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Charity » The attributes of charity

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now as concerning things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies.

1 Corinthians 13:4-13

Charity suffers long and is benign; charity envies not; charity does nothing without due reason, is not puffed up, is not injurious, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil, rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; read more.
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Charity is never lost, but prophecies shall come to an end, tongues shall cease, and knowledge shall come to an end. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see as through a mirror, in darkness, but then we shall see face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know even as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

1 Peter 4:7-9

But the end of all things is at hand; be ye, therefore, temperate and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover a multitude of sins. Lovingly be hospitable one to another without murmuring.

Charity » How not to give

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

But this I say, He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who sows in blessings shall also reap blessings. Each one according as they purpose in their heart, so let them give, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

Matthew 6:1-2

Take heed not to do your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise, ye have no reward of your Father who is in the heavens. Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They already have their reward.

Charity » What charity is

Charity » How to give

Romans 12:4-8

For in the manner that we have many members in one body, nevertheless all the members do not have the same operation; likewise many of us are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. So that having different gifts according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, according to the measure of faith; read more.
or ministry, in serving; or he that teaches, in doctrine; he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, let him do it in simplicity; he that presides, in earnest care; he that shows mercy, in cheerfulness.

Matthew 6:3-4

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth that thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret, he shall reward thee openly.

Charity » Explained

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Charity suffers long and is benign; charity envies not; charity does nothing without due reason, is not puffed up, is not injurious, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil, rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; read more.
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Charity » Following after charity

Charity » Encouraged

Charity » Giving

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