Bible Verses Related to Generosity

Spend an evening (or several) looking at just one of these verses at a time. Don’t forget to ask your children the questions: Who? What? Where? Why? When? and How? Discuss with your family what each verse or story teaches about the character quality; and give vital application of how this quality can be applied to your family. Choose several verses to memorise together as a family.

  • Exodus 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. {bring me: Heb. take for me} {offering: or, heave offering}
  • Exodus 35:5 Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass,
  • Deuteronomy 15:7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:
  • Deuteronomy 15:8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
  • Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee. {thought: Heb. word} {wicked: Heb. Belial}
  • Deuteronomy 15:10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.
  • Deuteronomy 15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
  • Deuteronomy 15:14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
  • 1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee. {present: Heb. found}
  • Psalms 112:5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. {discretion: Heb. judgment}
  • Proverbs 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
  • Proverbs 3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
  • Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. {liberal…: Heb. soul of blessing}
  • Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. {that which…: or, his deed}
  • Proverbs 22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. {He that…: Heb. Good of eye}
  • Proverbs 23:6  Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
  • Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
  • Proverbs 23:8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
  • Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. {upon…: Heb. upon the face of the waters}
  • Isaiah 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
  • Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. {stand: or, be established}
  • Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold [water] only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
  • Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
  • Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
  • Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. {giveth: or, imparteth} {with simplicity: or, liberally}
  • 2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
  • 2 Corinthians 8:14 But by an equality, [that] now at this time your abundance [may be a supply] for their want, that their abundance also may be [a supply] for your want: that there may be equality:
  • 2 Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, He that [had gathered] much had nothing over; and he that [had gathered] little had no lack.
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6 But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
  • 2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
  • Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
  • Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things [which were sent] from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. {I have all: or, I have received all}
  • 1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; {willing…: or, sociable}
  • James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. {Grudge not: or, Groan, or, Grieve not}
  • 1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.