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Tithing: Bible Verses about Tithing

Tithing Bible Verses about Tithing

25 Bible Verses that Reference Bible Verses about Tithing, verse, and description

  1. Deuteronomy 14:22-29: “You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year. And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.” This passage commands God’s people to tithe all their produce and livestock, and to remember to fear the Lord.
  2. 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.” This verse encourages generosity in giving and reminds us that God values a cheerful heart in our offerings.
  3. Malachi 3:10: “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.” This verse reminds us that God will provide for us if we faithfully give a tithe to Him.
  4. Leviticus 27:30-32: “Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the Lord’s; it is holy to the Lord. If a man wishes to redeem some of his tithe, he shall add a fifth to it.” This passage lays out the laws of tithing in the Old Testament, specifying that all tithes are holy to the Lord and must be redeemed with a fifth.
  5. 1 Chronicles 29:14: “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.” This verse reminds us that everything belongs to God and that we should give back to Him out of gratitude for His blessings.
  6. Proverbs 3:9-10: “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” This verse emphasizes the importance of tithing and the blessings that come with it.
  7. Matthew 23:23: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.” Jesus calls out the Pharisees for their legalistic approach to tithing, emphasizing that it should not be done without also having justice, mercy, and faithfulness in our hearts.
  8. Luke 11:42: “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.” This verse echoes the previous one, but emphasizes the importance of justice and love of God as much as tithing.
  9. Hebrews 7:8-9: “In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives. One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham.” This passage highlights the importance of tithing, even in the Old Testament, when it was given to mortal men.
  10. Genesis 14:20: “And blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” This verse shows that Abraham was a tither, even before the law was given to the Israelites.
  11. Numbers 18:21-24: “To the Levites I have given every tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service that they do, their service in the tent of meeting, so that the people of Israel do not come near the tent of meeting, lest they bear sin and die.” This passage reiterates the importance of tithing and the role the Levites had in collecting it for the service of the Tabernacle.
  12. Proverbs 11:24-25: “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.” This verse reminds us that giving brings blessings, not only for the recipient but also for the giver.
  13. Matthew 6:3-4: “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.” This verse encourages us to give generously and with a cheerful heart, knowing that God will reward us for our faithfulness.
  14. 1 Corinthians 16:2: “On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.” Paul encourages us to give regularly, setting aside a portion of our income every week.
  15. 2 Corinthians 8:11-12: “Now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have. For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.” Paul encourages us to give according to our means, not out of a sense of obligation.
  16. Galatians 6:6: “Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches.” This verse reminds us to support those who teach us the Word of God, be it through tithing or other means.
  17. Acts 10:4: “And he stared at him in terror and said, ‘What is it, Lord?’ And he said to him, ‘Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.’” This verse shows that our giving is not forgotten by God, but rather is remembered and rewarded.
  18. Romans 12:8: “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” This verse reminds us to not only tithe, but to also give out of love and generosity.
  19. 1 Corinthians 16:2: “On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.” This verse encourages us to set aside a portion of our income each week to give to God and His work.
  20. Ephesians 4:28: “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.” This verse reminds us to give not just financially, but also with our time, talents, and resources.
  21. Philippians 4:19: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” This verse reminds us that God is faithful to provide for us and bless us when we give back to Him.
  22. Colossians 3:23-24: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” This verse reminds us to give our best to God and to have a cheerful heart in our giving.
  23. James 1:17: “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.” This verse reminds us that all good things come from God, and we should be thankful for His blessings.
  24. 1 John 3:17: “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?” This verse reminds us of the importance of giving generously to those in need, as well as to God.
  25. 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.” This verse reminds us to live generously and use our wealth to bring glory to God.

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