100 Bible Verses about Giving To The Poor

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Luke 6:38 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Deuteronomy 15:7-11 ESV / 88 helpful votes

“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the Lord against you, and you be guilty of sin. You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Acts 20:35 ESV / 83 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Matthew 19:21 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Luke 21:1-4 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Luke 12:33 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Luke 3:11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Proverbs 21:13 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Proverbs 14:31 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Mark 12:41-44 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

James 5:1-6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. ...

James 1:27 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ...

Matthew 6:1-4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Proverbs 14:21 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

Deuteronomy 26:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“When you have finished paying all the tithe of your produce in the third year, which is the year of tithing, giving it to the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your towns and be filled,

Acts 4:32-35 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Luke 14:12-14 ESV / 29 helpful votes

He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Proverbs 28:27 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

Acts 2:44-45 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.

Leviticus 19:9-10 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.

James 1:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Deuteronomy 15:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

Proverbs 29:7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Galatians 2:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.

Psalm 112:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

Deuteronomy 15:7-8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.

Deuteronomy 14:28-29 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“At the end of every three years you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in the same year and lay it up within your towns. And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance with you, and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

1 John 3:17-18 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Romans 12:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Proverbs 21:26 ESV / 18 helpful votes

All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

Proverbs 3:27 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

Deuteronomy 15:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Romans 12:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Proverbs 31:8-9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 22:22-23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate, for the Lord will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.

Proverbs 11:25 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

2 Corinthians 8:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 10:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.

Proverbs 28:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

Proverbs 11:24-25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

Psalm 24:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,

2 Corinthians 9:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Luke 6:30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.

Jeremiah 22:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Is not this to know me? declares the Lord.

Psalm 140:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

Psalm 113:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap,

Psalm 37:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;

Esther 9:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

As the days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

Leviticus 19:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

James 2:26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 13 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Matthew 25:40 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Isaiah 58:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Isaiah 25:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,

Isaiah 1:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

Proverbs 17:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

James 2:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

2 Corinthians 9:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

Luke 6:20-21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

Isaiah 61:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

Proverbs 3:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

Psalm 82:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

1 Chronicles 29:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

Deuteronomy 15:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,

2 Corinthians 8:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

Matthew 25:35 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

Leviticus 19:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.

Romans 15:26 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 22:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Psalm 35:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

All my bones shall say, “O Lord, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?”

James 2:15-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

1 Timothy 6:17-18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

Romans 2:6-8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

Matthew 6:3-4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Ezekiel 16:49 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Psalm 9:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

Leviticus 25:35 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

Acts 24:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings.

Luke 18:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Deuteronomy 15:10-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

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