27 Inspiring Bible Verses About Tithing and Offerings

by Ryan Hart | Updated on December 17, 2018 | Post may contain affiliate links

Scripture About Tithing

In this post I’m going to share with you my favorite bible verses about tithing and offerings from the Old and New Testament.

In fact:

These are the same scriptures on tithing I read when I’m feeling grateful for God’s generosity and all the gifts He provides.

If you need some inspiration to start tithing (donating 10 percent of your income to the church), these bible verses are a great place to look for guidance.

Let’s get started.

Bible Verses About Tithing

Bible Verses About Tithing in the Old Testament

Genesis 14:19-20

And blessing him, said, May the blessing of the Most High God, maker of heaven and earth, be on Abram: And let the Most High God be praised, who has given into your hands those who were against you. Then Abram gave him a tenth of all the goods he had taken.

Genesis 28:20-22

Then Jacob took an oath, and said, If God will be with me, and keep me safe on my journey, and give me food and clothing to put on, So that I come again to my father's house in peace, then I will take the Lord to be my God, And this stone which I have put up for a pillar will be God's house: and of all you give me, I will give a tenth part to you.

Exodus 35:5

Take from among you an offering to the Lord; everyone who has the impulse in his heart, let him give his offering to the Lord; gold and silver and brass

Exodus 35:22

They came, men and women, all who were ready to give, and gave pins and nose-rings and finger-rings and neck-ornaments, all of gold; everyone gave an offering of gold to the Lord.

Leviticus 27:30-34

And every tenth part of the land, of the seed planted, or of the fruit of trees, is holy to the Lord. And if a man has a desire to get back any of the tenth part which he has given, let him give a fifth more. And a tenth part of the herd and of the flock, whatever goes under the rod of the valuer, will be holy to the Lord. He may not make search to see if it is good or bad, or make any changes in it; and if he makes exchange of it for another, the two will be holy; he will not get them back again. These are the orders which the Lord gave to Moses for the children of Israel in Mount Sinai.

Numbers 18:21

And to the children of Levi I have given as their heritage all the tenths offered in Israel, as payment for the work they do, the work of the Tent of meeting.

Numbers 18:26

Say to the Levites, When you take from the children of Israel the tenth which I have given to you from them as your heritage, a tenth part of that tenth is to be offered as an offering lifted up before the Lord.

Deuteronomy 12:5-6

But let your hearts be turned to the place which will be marked out by the Lord your God, among your tribes, to put his name there; And there you are to take your burned offerings and other offerings, and the tenth part of your goods, and the offerings to be lifted up to the Lord, and the offerings of your oaths, and those which you give freely from the impulse of your hearts, and the first births among your herds and your flocks;

Deuteronomy 14:22

Put on one side a tenth of all the increase of your seed, produced year by year.

Deuteronomy 14:28-29

At the end of every three years take a tenth part of all your increase for that year, and put it in store inside your walls: And the Levite, because he has no part or heritage in the land, and the man from a strange country, and the child who has no father, and the widow, who are living among you, will come and take food and have enough; and so the blessing of the Lord your God will be on you in everything you do.

2 Chronicles 31:4-5

In addition, he gave orders to the people of Jerusalem to give to the priests and Levites that part which was theirs by right, so that they might be strong in keeping the law of the Lord. And when the order was made public, straight away the children of Israel gave, in great amounts, the first-fruits of their grain and wine and oil and honey, and of the produce of their fields; and they took in a tenth part of everything, a great store.

Nehemiah 10:35-37

And to take the first-fruits of our land, and the first-fruits of every sort of tree, year by year, into the house of the Lord; As well as the first of our sons and of our cattle, as it is recorded in the law, and the first lambs of our herds and of our flocks, which are to be taken to the house of our God, to the priests who are servants in the house of our God: And that we would take the first of our rough meal, and our lifted offerings, and the fruit of every sort of tree, and wine and oil, to the priests, to the rooms of the house of our God; and the tenth of the produce of our land to the Levites; for they, the Levites, take a tenth in all the towns of our ploughed land.

Proverbs 3:9-10

Give honour to the Lord with your wealth, and with the first-fruits of all your increase: So your store-houses will be full of grain, and your vessels overflowing with new wine.

Proverbs 11:24–25

A man may give freely, and still his wealth will be increased; and another may keep back more than is right, but only comes to be in need.

Amos 4:4-5

Come to Beth-el and do evil; to Gilgal, increasing the number of your sins; come with your offerings every morning and your tenths every three days: Let that which is leavened be burned as a praise-offering, let the news of your free offerings be given out publicly; for this is pleasing to you, O children of Israel, says the Lord.

Malachi 3:8-9

Will a man keep back from God what is right? But you have kept back what is mine. But you say, What have we kept back from you? Tenths and offerings. You are cursed with a curse; for you have kept back from me what is mine, even all this nation.

Malachi 3:10-12

Let your tenths come into the store-house so that there may be food in my house, and put me to the test by doing so, says the Lord of armies, and see if I do not make the windows of heaven open and send down such a blessing on you that there is no room for it. And on your account I will keep back the locusts from wasting the fruits of your land; and the fruit of your vine will not be dropped on the field before its time, says the Lord of armies And you will be named happy by all nations: for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of armies.

Bible Verses About Tithing in the New Testament

Matthew 6:1-4

Take care not to do your good works before men, to be seen by them; or you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. When then you give money to the poor, do not make a noise about it, as the false-hearted men do in the Synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Truly, I say to you, They have their reward. But when you give money, let not your left hand see what your right hand does: So that your giving may be in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.

Matthew 23:23

A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you make men give a tenth of all sorts of sweet-smelling plants, but you give no thought to the more important things of the law, righteousness, and mercy, and faith; but it is right for you to do these, and not to let the others be undone.

Mark 12:41-44

And he took a seat by the place where the money was kept, and saw how the people put money into the boxes: and a number who had wealth put in much. And there came a poor widow, and she put in two little bits of money, which make a farthing. And he made his disciples come to him, and said to them, Truly I say to you, This poor widow has put in more than all those who are putting money into the box: Because they all put in something out of what they had no need for; but she out of her need put in all she had, even all her living.

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, crushed down, full and running over, they will give to you. For in the same measure as you give, it will be given to you again.

Luke 11:42

But a curse is on you, Pharisees! for you make men give a tenth of every sort of plant, and give no thought to right and the love of God; but it is right for you to do these things, and not let the others be undone.

Luke 18:9-14

And he made this story for some people who were certain that they were good, and had a low opinion of others: Two men went up to the Temple for prayer; one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-farmer. The Pharisee, taking up his position, said to himself these words: God, I give you praise because I am not like other men, who take more than their right, who are evil-doers, who are untrue to their wives, or even like this tax-farmer. Twice in the week I go without food; I give a tenth of all I have. The tax-farmer, on the other hand, keeping far away, and not lifting up even his eyes to heaven, made signs of grief and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high.

1 Corinthians 16:2

On the first day of the week, let every one of you put by him in store, in measure as he has done well in business, so that it may not be necessary to get money together when I come.

2 Corinthians 8:2-3

How while they were undergoing every sort of trouble, and were in the greatest need, they took all the greater joy in being able to give freely to the needs of others. For I give them witness, that as they were able, and even more than they were able, they gave from the impulse of their hearts

1 Timothy 6:6-8

But true faith, with peace of mind, is of great profit: For we came into the world with nothing, and we are not able to take anything out; But if we have food and a roof over us, let that be enough.

Hebrews 7:1-2

For this Melchizedek, the king of Salem, a priest of the Most High God, who gave Abraham his blessing, meeting him when he came back after putting the kings to death, And to whom Abraham gave a tenth part of everything which he had, being first named King of righteousness, and then in addition, King of Salem, that is to say, King of peace;

Now It's Your Turn

And now I want to hear from you.

Which of these bible verses about tithing is your favorite?

Do you think all Christians should be required to tithe?

Either way let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

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Comment on this article:


Ryan Hart
Which bible verse was your favorite? Please leave a comment and let me know.
Hazel Mkize
Deuteronomy The bible says we give tithe year by year. So where does the monthly tithing comes from?
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. We are under grace and not under the law. This makes me give cheerfully because I'm no longer under the law. Some churches try to say I'll be cursed with a curse if I don't tithe twisting Mal 3:8, but in the New Testament I can give what I purposed in my heart with no commandment or obligation. Thanks for letting me share.
Ysidro Zavala
I do the tithe and offerings most of the time In my church. This has greatly been a good set of scriptures I can meditate on for a few days before I format my pulpit instruction. Thank you
Mark 12:41-44 And he took a seat by the place where the money was kept, and saw how the people put money into the boxes: and a number who had wealth put in much. And there came a poor widow, and she put in two little bits of money, which make a farthing. And he made his disciples come to him, and said to them, Truly I say to you, This poor widow has put in more than all those who are putting money into the box: Because they all put in something out of what they had no need for; but she out of her need put in all she had, even all her living.
This is correct, i continually give a faithful tithe and offering, and God continues to bless me in all areas of my life. Thank you .
Desmond Dennis
All men should be required to tithe because we ought to return praise, appreciation and Thanksgiving to God for his divine Providence.
Raymond topete
Hebrews 7:1-2cause it was i believe the very first mention of tithing in the old testament, I've been tithing most of my adult life an the blessings me an my family have received are extraordinary
Earthsean Wallace
It’s a blessing to tithe and give an offering. God wants us to be generous give. He so generally gave is life for us. I have been blessed in so many ways. My cup have over flowed so many times with blessings. Under expecting blessings. I will tell anyone to pay your tithes and offering. The more you give the more he will open up doors for you. That is giving in secret and not blowing a tromp or to be seen by other.
Being a child of God I think that we all have an obligation to help those that are less fortunate than we are I also believe that the church should help the widows and the orphans. And people that are in need if we all help no one would be in need I pray for that glorious day
Khathutshelo Murabi
Thank you for all those bible verses. Im greatfull of all blessings from the ol lord and i will continue honoring him and tithing. Lets all be faithful to Him.
No l don't think read the Bible verses on tithing is relevant for the Believers of the day I think it was based on the different laws and Priests of that time remember Jesus Christ said he came to fulfill the laws so the laws we could not keep he was able to fulfill it so I don't think I could be wrong but I don't think it's relevant for the Believers today for the word of God states that when you're done unto the least of these you do unto me I think we ought to give back to the poor the needy the fatherless the orphanage and the SEC
Dewayne Alan Watson
Do you also feel this way about murder, lying, stealing and gossip? All of these were "under the law" of the original agreement or Testament between God and people. Jesus satisfied or fulfilled the requirement for accusation and punishment for those who will accept his offer to take their punishment in their place. The law has not died or become irrelevant. It is as voracious as it has ever been. In Christ we are free from it's burden and punishment as we obey and become more like Jesus. No sin, including the sin of stealing God's 10%, has passed away. When murder is no longer an issue, then tithing will no longer be an issue. Until then we will all do well to put God's 10% right back in his hands as he has commanded us to do in the Old Testament and in the New Testament.
Frankie Mwanza
Great scriptures indeed
I thank you so much for this verses that have clarified me on so many things.Actually tithes is good but the way some of the pastors now do with the money is not pleasing to my eyes.most of them instead of helping the poor, widows, orphans with some of this money they instead take and start buying very expensive cars ,building their personal bizes and u see how orphans, widows are suffering. So to me I prefer spending this money to an orphanage or if I see a widow or someone in need I help.This issue has so much confused me up to an extend I stopped giving tithes in church.
Agyei Kwabena Seth
Every true believer in Christ Jesus or every Christian has to pay tithe,because it is a command from God counting for our blessing helping in God's ministry move on to the expected level
Very inspirational. Thank you very much. My mom always quote malachi 3:10 "the heavens will open pressed down shaken together..." countless blessings for those who do tithing...
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Give to ceasar the things that are ceasar's, and give to God the things that are God's. (mark 12:17) this verse is a proof that Jesus is expecting a certain amount that is belong to God, that all christian should return their dues to him. Though tenth was never mentioned but it looks like it has a same weight of tax they gave to ceasar... Jesus obliged us to give what is due to God, that is why for me tenth is more an obligation and conviction..
Caleb Jarikre
Read Matthew 19-30. Did you see anywhere Jesus said we should Tithe. Jesus is the new Mediator of a better covenant (Read the whole of Hebrews to understand).. where in the Bible did Jesus who is the perfect example collect Tithe, this was God on earth, yet he never collected it. So why do you think in Heaven he is collecting it. Is Moses the Mediator of the Old Covenant greater than JESUS (God)? And why was it never stated anywhere in the New Testament that the Apostles of Jesus collected Tithe? Did Jesus himself or his Apostles Tithe even though at the time he lived, he also was under the law until his death and resurrection, which ushered in the New Covenant. He paid Tax but it was never written that he paid Tithe. Didn’t he come to show us a perfect example to live and to be made right with God, he was baptized, he fasted, he prayed, he lived a blameless, faultless, flawless life without sin, healed people and did miracles and preached the good news, yet it was never written that he or his Apostles paid Tithe or collected Tithe, but what was certainly written was that he gave. Remember the Wedding at Cana, remember the 5000, the 4000 he fed, remember all his Miracles and Healings he did, remember when he gave his life for you and me and also remember when he gave us the Holy Spirit, the one who lives in us and tells us right from wrong. He is the discerning spirit, so how can you bring murder and stealing into this conversation. Read Hebrews 8:10-13, this is only possible with the help of the Holy Spirit who was given to us after the Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Read Hebrews 9:16-18 So why would you murder or steal when you have a Holy Spirit in you, a Spirit that stands only for Good? Read Matthew 25:31-46 God’s Final Judgement) Look at Christ Jesus definition of caring for Him, giving to Him, not once did I read him talk about Tithing (giving 10% to him)... His instructions there was help people that are helpless, give generously, cloth the people that don’t have clothes to wear, feed the people that don’t have food to it. That is his definition of giving to him. There are some many Bible verse that shows us that if we live by the Law and its requirement we put ourselves back under the Curse he freed us from. I hope as you see this, the Holy Spirit will guide you properly in God’s word. Thank you.