ESV / 13,715 helpful votes
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
ESV / 13,644 helpful votes
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
ESV / 12,124 helpful votes
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
ESV / 11,452 helpful votes
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.”
ESV / 11,411 helpful votes
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
ESV / 11,303 helpful votes
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.’”
1 John 3:17
ESV / 10,744 helpful votes
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?
ESV / 9,311 helpful votes
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
ESV / 9,029 helpful votes
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ …
ESV / 8,980 helpful votes
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
ESV / 8,489 helpful votes
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
ESV / 8,473 helpful votes
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
ESV / 8,312 helpful votes
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
ESV / 8,232 helpful votes
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
ESV / 8,152 helpful votes
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’
ESV / 6,934 helpful votes
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
ESV / 6,728 helpful votes
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
ESV / 6,537 helpful votes
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
ESV / 5,990 helpful votes
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. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
ESV / 5,809 helpful votes
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.
ESV / 5,228 helpful votes
And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
ESV / 4,963 helpful votes
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
ESV / 4,751 helpful votes
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.
1 Timothy 5:8
ESV / 4,624 helpful votes
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
ESV / 4,447 helpful votes
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.
ESV / 4,355 helpful votes
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
ESV / 4,343 helpful votes
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
1 John 4:19-20
ESV / 4,000 helpful votes
We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
ESV / 3,931 helpful votes
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
ESV / 3,886 helpful votes
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
ESV / 3,819 helpful votes
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
ESV / 3,623 helpful votes
But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
ESV / 3,614 helpful votes
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
ESV / 3,592 helpful votes
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
ESV / 3,553 helpful votes
The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
ESV / 3,518 helpful votes
Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.
ESV / 3,488 helpful votes
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
ESV / 3,253 helpful votes
A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
ESV / 3,143 helpful votes
And Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.
ESV / 3,131 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
ESV / 3,101 helpful votes
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
ESV / 3,100 helpful votes
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
ESV / 3,094 helpful votes
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?’ 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.’
2 Corinthians 8:9
ESV / 3,070 helpful votes
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.
ESV / 2,980 helpful votes
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
ESV / 2,905 helpful votes
Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
ESV / 2,848 helpful votes
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.
ESV / 2,755 helpful votes
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
1 Peter 4:10
ESV / 2,686 helpful votes
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
ESV / 2,656 helpful votes
Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.
ESV / 2,639 helpful votes
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
ESV / 2,516 helpful votes
For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,
1 Thessalonians 5:11
ESV / 2,472 helpful votes
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Timothy 2:1
ESV / 2,340 helpful votes
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
ESV / 2,324 helpful votes
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
ESV / 2,313 helpful votes
Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
ESV / 2,288 helpful votes
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.”
ESV / 2,264 helpful votes
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
ESV / 2,242 helpful votes
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
ESV / 2,224 helpful votes
The greatest among you shall be your servant.
ESV / 2,122 helpful votes
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.
ESV / 2,075 helpful votes
“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.
ESV / 2,044 helpful votes
“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,
ESV / 2,022 helpful votes
To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”
ESV / 2,005 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
1 Timothy 6:17-19
ESV / 1,995 helpful votes
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.
ESV / 1,995 helpful votes
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
ESV / 1,969 helpful votes
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
ESV / 1,950 helpful votes
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
ESV / 1,838 helpful votes
Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.
ESV / 1,723 helpful votes
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.’” And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.
ESV / 1,689 helpful votes
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
ESV / 1,635 helpful votes
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
ESV / 1,611 helpful votes
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
ESV / 1,583 helpful votes
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, …
ESV / 1,573 helpful votes
All my bones shall say, “O Lord, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?”
ESV / 1,547 helpful votes
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.
ESV / 1,542 helpful votes
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
ESV / 1,540 helpful votes
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” …
ESV / 1,537 helpful votes
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.
ESV / 1,483 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.
ESV / 1,463 helpful votes
“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
ESV / 1,455 helpful votes
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
ESV / 1,417 helpful votes
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.”
ESV / 1,387 helpful votes
The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the sojourner without justice.
ESV / 1,387 helpful votes
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
ESV / 1,379 helpful votes
“At the end of every three years you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in the same year and lay it up within your towns. And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance with you, and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.
ESV / 1,350 helpful votes
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?
ESV / 1,350 helpful votes
But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
ESV / 1,334 helpful votes
But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you.
ESV / 1,288 helpful votes
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
1 Thessalonians 4:18
ESV / 1,250 helpful votes
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
ESV / 1,222 helpful votes
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
ESV / 1,101 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;
ESV / 1,073 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
ESV / 1,030 helpful votes
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
ESV / 1,024 helpful votes
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
ESV / 979 helpful votes
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
ESV / 940 helpful votes
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.
ESV / 936 helpful votes
Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.