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12 Bible Verses about Generosity
Most Relevant Verses
Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.
And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
From Thematic Bible
Generosity » Liberality in the early church
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 lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.
Generosity » Offerings for the rebuilding of the temple
Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much."
Generosity » David's gifts for the temple
"Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy temple, namely, 3,000 talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and 7,000 talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the buildings;
Generosity » Gifts for the repairing of God's house
Generosity » Gifts of israel for the tabernacle
Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who presented an offering of gold to the LORD.
Generosity » Offerings at the dedication
Generosity » The poor widow's offering
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins. And He said, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; read more.
for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on."
Generosity » Over-plus of gifts
and they said to Moses, "The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the LORD commanded us to perform."