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12 Bible Verses about Generosity
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each according as he is purposed in his heart; not grievingly, or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
But of doing good and communicating of your substance be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the love which ye have shewn to his name, having ministered to the saints, and still ministering.
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sakes he, being rich, became poor, in order that ye by his poverty might be enriched.
He scattereth abroad, he giveth to the needy; his righteousness abideth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour.
And if I shall dole out all my goods in food, and if I deliver up my body that I may be burned, but have not love, I profit nothing.
From Thematic Bible
Generosity » Liberality in the early church
For neither was there any one in want among them; for as many as were owners of lands or houses, selling them, brought the price of what was sold and laid it at the feet of the apostles; and distribution was made to each according as any one might have need.
that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty has abounded to the riches of their free-hearted liberality.
Generosity » Offerings for the rebuilding of the temple
But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I return him fourfold.
Generosity » David's gifts for the temple
And moreover, in my affection for the house of my God I have given of my own property of gold and silver, for the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary: three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses;
Generosity » Gifts for the repairing of God's house
Generosity » Gifts of israel for the tabernacle
And they came, both men and women; every one who was of willing heart brought nose-rings, and earrings, and rings, and bracelets, all kinds of utensils of gold: every man that waved a wave-offering of gold to Jehovah.
Generosity » Offerings at the dedication
Generosity » The poor widow's offering
And he looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury; but he saw also a certain poor widow casting therein two mites. And he said, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow has cast in more than all; read more.
for all these out of their abundance have cast into the gifts of God; but she out of her need has cast in all the living which she had.
Generosity » Over-plus of gifts
and spoke to Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work that Jehovah commanded to be done.