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12 Bible Verses about Generosity
Most Relevant Verses
Let each man give according as he has determined in his heart; not grudgingly, or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.
But don't forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
For God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the labor of love which you showed toward his name, in that you served the saints, and still do serve them.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich.
He has dispersed, he has given to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted with honor.
If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don't have love, it profits me nothing.
From Thematic Bible
Generosity » Liberality in the early church
For neither was there among them any who lacked, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles' feet, and distribution was made to each, according as anyone had need.
Generosity » Offerings for the rebuilding of the temple
they gave after their ability into the treasury of the work sixty-one thousand darics of gold, and five thousand minas of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.
Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my goods I give to the poor. If I have wrongfully exacted anything of anyone, I restore four times as much."
Generosity » David's gifts for the temple
In addition, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, since I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, I give it to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, with which to overlay the walls of the houses;
Generosity » Gifts for the repairing of God's house
Generosity » Gifts of israel for the tabernacle
They came, both men and women, as many as were willing-hearted, and brought brooches, earrings, signet rings, and armlets, all jewels of gold; even every man who offered an offering of gold to Yahweh.
Generosity » Offerings at the dedication
Generosity » The poor widow's offering
He looked up, and saw the rich people who were putting their gifts into the treasury. He saw a certain poor widow casting in two small brass coins. He said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow put in more than all of them, read more.
for all these put in gifts for God from their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, put in all that she had to live on."
Generosity » Over-plus of gifts
They spoke to Moses, saying, "The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which Yahweh commanded to make."