Giving

Matthew 5:40-42  And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.  (41)  And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.  (42)  Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Matthew 6:1-4  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.  (2)  “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.  (3)  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,  (4)  so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 10:40-42  Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.  (41)  The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward.  (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.

Matthew 19:20-22  The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?”  (21)  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.”  (22)  When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

Matthew 25:44-46  Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’  (45)  Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’  (46)  And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

Mark 10:20-22  And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.”  (21)  And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”  (22)  Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

Mark 12:41-44  And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.  (42)  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.  (43)  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.  (44)  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.

Luke 6:30-31  Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.  (31)  And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Luke 12:32-34  Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  (33)  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.  (34)  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Luke 14:12-14  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.  (13)  But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,  (14)  and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.

Luke 19:8-10  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.”  (9)  And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham.  (10)  For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

Luke 21:1-4  Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box,  (2)  and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.  (3)  And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them.  (4)  For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.

 

All Bible quotations are from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise noted. The words in Red are the words of Jesus.