Bible Verses About Generosity- 10 Awesome Scriptures

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I love studying different topics in the Bible. It helps to be specific about an area I want to improve in my walk with God. Are you looking for help in the area of generosity today? The Bible is clear that we are to be generous to others. The Bible is so true in that it is better to give than receive. Are you a generous giver of your time, energy and money? These generosity Bible verses help us to focus on the love of God for us and how we can take God’s love and show generosity to others. These Bible verses would be perfect for a Sunday school lesson, Bible study or Devotional.

10 Awesome Generosity Bible Verses

1 Timothy 6:17-19 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.

Work so you may give

Matthew 10:42
And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

Acts 20:35
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 9:13
By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others,

Give out of the kindness of your heart

The Bible is so true in that it is better to give than receive.

Proverbs 11:24
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

Luke 6:37-38
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 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.”

2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Be a Blessing and Be Blessed

Deuteronomy 8:18
You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD,
and he will repay him for his deed.

Luke 19:8
And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.”

Christian Quotes about Generosity and Giving

Patience; kindness; generosity; humility; courtesy; unselfishness; good-temper; guilelessness; sincerity–these make up the supreme gift, the stature of the perfect man. ~Henry Drummond

He, who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self-sacrifice. ~ Jeremy Taylor

Generosity is impossible apart from our love of God and of His people. But with such love, generosity not only is possible but inevitable. ~ John MacArthur

Generosity, wrong placed, becometh a vice; a princely mind will undo a private family. ~Thomas Fuller

You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving ~Amy Carmichael

Giving is true having. ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

The most obvious lesson in Christ’s teaching is that there is no happiness in having or getting anything, but only in giving.  ~ Henry Drummond

The Bible is a great inspiration for every Christian. I pray that these Bible verses about generosity were encouraging to you today. Please add any of your favorite generosity Bible verses to the comments so this resource will be better for those that find it.

Responding to God’s Word

Has the reading of God’s word on generosity called you to action today? Consider sponsoring a  child in need:

Sponsor a Child in Jesus Name with Compassion


Check out these additional Bible verse topics:

Bible Verses About God’s Promises

Bible Verses About Gentleness

Bible Verses About God’s Power

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Moji Opegbemi April 24, 2012 at 2:40 am

God bless your ministry Josh


Edward Johnson September 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

I am just researching for a sermon on, Generosity and have come across this verse in 2 Corinthians 8v9 (NLT), ‘You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich’. The phrase which I was particularly drawn to was, GENEROUS GRACE.
Josh, Thank you for your helpful artical and scriptures.


Josh September 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Thanks so much for the scripture you added Edward and for your encouraging comment. I pray your sermon goes well!


Laurel November 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thanks for this page. Verses such as these make me wonder why some republicans think democrats are less religious than themselves…


Nancy May 17, 2013 at 11:53 pm

I have good news! JESUS IS COMING! Lord Jesus Totally Healed me from hiv/aids and restored my rotten lungs and skin.I am Negative even after DNAPCRHIV WalterReed tests. My Healing began when I learned that The Prophet of The LORD is in Kenya telling us to Repent of our wicked acts,Turn away from all Sin and Return To Jesus and Jesus is Coming even if the exact Day and hour is unknown.I repented and turned away from evil sexual sin.When the Prophet of The LORD prayed for the sick,diseases left multitudes of people including the hivaids in my blood.JESUS is GENEROUS!It is not by works That He Healed me.Jesus is MERCIFUL and HE is Near.


Thank you what are your words of testimony may God continue to bless you. September 6, 2020 at 10:47 pm

I do believe in the miraculous. I believe God is restoring the miraculous to the church and More and more believers are embracing and believing God for a demonstration of power and anointing in these last days in which we are living in.


Margaret rodriguez June 2, 2013 at 10:41 am

Thank you i always look for verses for certain topic but get confuse which one is a good one.
Learning to follow the right path I’m a new christian


Kathy Powell June 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I will love to use your John MacArthur quote. Who was (is) he?
Thank you for the inspiring scriptures.


A. S. Mathew October 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm

JESUS is expecting us to be his disciples, not simply believers because even heathens believe that JESUS was a great deity.
In the short span of His ministry on earth, three things he did.
He preached the gospel-healed the sick and fed the hungry. Our Christian life is not valid through simple preaching and comfort zone worship, but putting compassion into action through wiping the tears of the crying world in any way possible, then our LORD JESUS would be greatly delighted.


Kenneth R. Jenkins September 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Your article can preach by its self. I think I found another sermon to preach on when the Lord allows me to do so. Thanks sgsin.


James Rattan September 10, 2018 at 3:59 pm

“God will not be outdone in generosity.”
Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits


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