'Charity' in the Bible
When you give in charity, never blow a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and streets in order that their praises may be sung by men. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.
But when you give to charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
So that your deeds of charity may be in secret; and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you openly.
And because lawlessness shall abound, the charity of many shall wax cold.
But give to charity what is within, and then everything is clean for you.
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs and pass over the judgment and the charity of God; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. She was always doing good works and acts of charity.
He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was all his household; he did many acts of charity for the people and prayed to God regularly.
Looking intently at him, he became afraid and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he told him, "Your prayers and your acts of charity have come up as a memorial offering before God.
and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your acts of charity have been remembered in God's sight.
Now after several years I came up [to Jerusalem] to bring to my people contributions of charity and offerings.
But God increased the price of his charity toward us in that while we were yet sinners the Christ died for us.
Who shall separate us from the charity of Christ? shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?
nor height nor depth nor any creature shall be able to separate us from the charity of God, which is in Christ, Jesus our Lord.
Charity works no evil to a neighbour; therefore, charity is the fulfillment of the law.
But if thy brother is grieved because of thy food, now thou dost not walk in charity. Do not destroy him with thy food, for whom Christ died.
But I am convinced regarding you, my brethren, that even without my exhortation ye are full of charity, full of all knowledge, so as to be able to admonish one another.
But I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the charity of the Spirit, that ye help me with prayers to God for me,
What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
And when I arrive, I will send on those whom you approve and authorize with credentials to carry your gift [of charity] to Jerusalem.
Let all your things be done with charity.
My charity in Christ Jesus be with you all. Amen.
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know how much more charity I have towards you.
Therefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your charity toward him.
For the charity of the Christ constrains us because we judge thus: that if one died for all, then all are dead:
in chastity, in knowledge, in meekness, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned charity,
I speak not as commanding, but by occasion of the diligence of others and to prove the sincerity of your charity.
Therefore show ye unto them before the congregations , the proof of your charity and of our glorying regarding you.
And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [ which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity].
For the rest, brethren, that ye may have joy, be perfected, have consolation, be of one mind, having peace; and the God of peace and charity shall be with you.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the charity of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which works by charity.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity serve one another.
But the fruit of the Spirit is this: Charity, joy, peace, tolerance, gentleness, goodness, faith,
according as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in charity;
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and charity unto all the saints,
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great charity with which he loved us,
that the Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that ye, being rooted and grounded in charity,
and to know the charity of the Christ, which passes all knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
but following the truth in charity, let us grow up into him in all things, who is the head, the Christ:
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and well tied together among itself by the nourishment that every connecting bond supplies, by the operation of each member according to measure they have received, making increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in charity.
and walk in charity even as the Christ also has loved us and has given himself for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
Peace be to the brethren and charity with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
And this I pray that your charity may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all perception,
but the others out of charity, knowing that I am placed here for the defense of the gospel.
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same charity, unanimous, minding the one thing.
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the charity which ye have toward all the saints,
who also declared unto us your charity in the Spirit.
that their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in charity and in all the riches of the fulfilled understanding to know the mystery of the God and Father and of the Christ;
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
remembering without ceasing the work of your faith and labour and charity and of waiting with the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father,
But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:
And the Lord make you to multiply and make charity to abound among you and toward all men, even as it is with us toward you,
But as touching love among the brethren, ye need not that I write unto you, for ye yourselves have learned of God that ye are to show charity to one another.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and charity, and for a helmet, the hope of saving health.
and that you express greater charity unto them for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
and with all deception of iniquity working in those that perish because they did not receive the charity of the truth, to be saved.
And the Lord make your hearts upright in the charity of God and in the hope of the Christ.
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, charity, tolerance, meekness.
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and charity which is in Christ Jesus.
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
hearing of thy charity and faith, which thou hast in the Lord Jesus and toward all saints;
For we have great joy and consolation in thy charity because the bowels of the saints have been refreshed by thee, brother.
yet for the sake of charity I rather beseech thee, being such a one as Paul the aged and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of charity which ye have showed in his name, having helped the saints and helping them.
And let us consider one another to provoke unto charity and unto good works,
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
But whosoever keeps his word, in him verily is the charity of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.
Behold, what charity the Father has given us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the world does not know us, because it does not know him.
In this we have known the charity of God because he laid down his life for us; we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
But whosoever has this world's goods and sees his brother have need and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how does the charity of God abide in him?
Beloved, let us love one another, for charity is of God. Anyone that loves is born of God and knows God.
He that does not love does not know God, for God is charity.
In this was the charity of God demonstrated in us, in that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
In this does the charity consist, not because we had loved God, but because he loved us and has sent his Son to be the reconciliation for our sins.
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and his charity is completed in us.
And we have known and believed the charity that God has in us. God is charity, and he that abides in charity abides in God, and God in him.
In this the charity with us is made perfect, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, that as he is, so are we in this world.
In charity there is no fear; but charity that is perfect casts out fear; because fear has torment; from which he that fears is not complete in charity.
For this is the charity of God, that we keep his commandments, and his commandments are not grievous.
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