Most Relevant Verses
"When you take a census of the sons of Israel to number them, then each one of them shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD, when you number them, so that there will be no plague among them when you number them.
"For the ransom of the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess beyond the Levites,
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Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of their fathers' households, made an offering (they were the leaders of the tribes; they were the ones who were over the numbered men).
Then King David said to the entire assembly, "My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for the temple is not for man, but for the LORD God.
The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.
Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,
You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone;
The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.
For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales
And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.
For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality--