Bible verses on Giving
The Bible has hundreds verses about giving, generosity, stewardship and money.
A few of these are listed below.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
Freely you have received, freely give.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
You will be made rich in every way to be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
..remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth..
Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.
Command those who are rich in this present world … to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
'No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.'
The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. He said to them, 'You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.'
From the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked