53+ Bible Verses About Generosity

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
June 4, 2024

The virtue of generosity is deeply embedded in Christianity's teachings, often portrayed as a reflection of God's love and abundance. The scriptures provide extensive guidance on this trait, emphasizing its importance through various narratives and teachings. In this collection, we explore 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes, all aimed at deepening our understanding of generosity from a Christian perspective.

Generosity is not just about giving but also about the attitude with which we give. It's about the spirit of selflessness and the joy of blessing others. Each passage and quote selected for this compilation has been thoughtfully chosen to inspire and encourage every reader. We invite you to delve into these words, reflect on their meanings, and perhaps find new ways to embody the spirit of generosity in your everyday life.

Generosity as a Reflection of Faith

"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."

- Luke 6:38

"But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully."

- 2 Corinthians 9:6

"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver."

- 2 Corinthians 9:7

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

- Proverbs 22:9

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."

- Galatians 6:9

"He who despises his neighbor sins; but he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he."

- Proverbs 14:21

"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."

- 1 Peter 4:10

The Blessings of Generosity

"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."

- Proverbs 3:9-10

"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."

- Proverbs 11:25

"The generous man will be rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself."

- Proverbs 11:24

"Give to him who asks of you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away."

- Matthew 5:42

"He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eyes will have many curses."

- Proverbs 28:27

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

- Proverbs 19:17

"Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble."

- Psalm 41:1

Generosity as Service to God

"But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly."

- Matthew 6:3-4

"For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in."

- Matthew 25:35

"And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of water in the name of a disciple, surely I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."

- Matthew 10:42

"By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

- John 13:35

"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 said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

- Acts 20:35

"Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world."

- James 1:27

"Share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."

- Hebrews 13:16

Generosity and Community Building

"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."

- Philippians 2:4

"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."

- Galatians 6:2

"If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,' but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?"

- James 2:15-16

"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith."

- Galatians 6:10

"Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share."

- 1 Timothy 6:17-18

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

- Hebrews 13:16

"And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works."

- Hebrews 10:24

Generosity as an Act of Worship

"Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High."

- Psalm 50:14

"Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You."

- Psalm 63:2-3

"But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased."

- Hebrews 13:16

"Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven."

- Matthew 6:1

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service."

- Romans 12:1

"And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing."

- Psalm 107:22

"Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God."

- Psalm 50:23

Generosity Toward the Needy

"He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, and He will pay back what he has given."

- Proverbs 19:17

"Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?"

- Isaiah 58:7

"Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be heard."

- Proverbs 21:13

"But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind."

- Luke 14:13

"Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy."

- Psalm 82:3

"And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back."

- Luke 6:34

"Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble."

- Psalm 41:1

Generosity in Times of Abundance and Need

"On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come."

- 1 Corinthians 16:2

"For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have."

- 2 Corinthians 8:12

"But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God."

- Philippians 4:18

"Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need."

- Ephesians 4:28

"The rich man is wise in his own eyes, but the poor who has understanding searches him out."

- Proverbs 28:11

"Give to everyone who asks of you, and from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back."

- Luke 6:30

"But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just."

- Luke 14:13-14

Generosity as a Testament to Faith

"Jesus said to him, 'If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.'"

- Matthew 19:21

"Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?'"

- Matthew 25:37-38

"And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'"

- Matthew 25:40

"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so."

- Proverbs 3:27

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

- Matthew 5:16

"So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."

- Galatians 6:10

"He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor."

- Proverbs 22:9

Christian Quotes on Generosity

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."

- Khalil Gibran

"No one has ever become poor by giving."

- Anne Frank

"Give, but give until it hurts."

- Mother Teresa

"The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve."

- Albert Schweitzer

"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."

- John Bunyan

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

- Winston Churchill

"Charity looks at the need and not at the cause."

- German Proverb


Generosity is more than an act; it's a lifestyle that reflects Christ's character. The scriptures and the thoughtful words of Christian leaders repeat a recurring theme: the practice of generosity is a vital part of the Christian faith.

This collection of 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes encourages us to open our hearts and extend our hands to serve others, mirroring God's generosity. As we embody these teachings, we enrich the lives of those around us and deepen our spiritual journey.

"It is more blessed to give than to receive."

- Acts 20:35

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

- Luke 6:38

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

- Proverbs 19:17

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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