Bible Verses About Tithing


Here is a list of all the bible verses from the Old and New Testament that are about tithing.

  • Genesis 14:20 – In this bible verse, Melchizedek comes out to meet Abraham, as Abraham gives him a tithe of the spoils of his victory.
  • Genesis 28:20-22 – After the vision of God’s renewed covenant, Jacob initiates a covenant with God vowing to give him a tithe of what he receives from the promised land.
  • Leviticus 27:30-32 – The specifications of tithing is introduced into the law of Moses.
  • Numbers 18:20-32 – The tithe is dedicated the Levites for the work in the tabernacle.
  • Deuteronomy 12:5-11 – God gives instructions for what to do with the tithe once Israel crosses the Jordan.
  • Deuteronomy 14:22-29 – God gives instructions on how to disperse and exchange the tithe.
  • Deuteronomy 26:12-15 – God gives instructions on how Israel should sanctify the tithe before they can ask for a blessing.
  • 2 Chronicles 31:5-12 – The children of Israel do what’s right under the reign of Hezekiah, and bring the tithes to the designated places.
  • Nehemiah 10:37-38 – Israel obeys God and brings the tithes to the storehouse.
  • Nehemiah 12:44 – Officers were appointed to watch over the tithes in the storehouse.
  • Nehemiah 13:5-12 – Nehemiah cleanses the storehouse and kicks Tobiah out of the room that was designated to store the tithe. He then restores order.
  • Amos 4:4 – God commands Israel to bring back the tithe and reiterates the curse that is upon them if they don’t.
  • Malachi 3:8-10 – God reprimands Israel for not delivering the tithe, and reiterates the blessings and curse that would be in result of whatever decision they chose.
  • Matthew 23:23 – Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for not obeying the weightier matters of the law along with tithing.
  • Luke 11:42 – A parallel bible verse of Matthew 23:23 as Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for not obeying the weightier matters of the law along with tithing.
  • Luke 18:12 – A Pharisee brags about his obedience to the law and tithing.
  • Hebrews 7:5-9 – Abraham’s tithe is used to illustrate a change concerning the priesthood.

There are many other bible verses that relate to giving and offerings, but the ones above strictly relate to tithing.

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524 comments on “Bible Verses About Tithing
  1. Patricia says:

    NOWHERE are tithes changed from edible stuff to spending loot! NO preacher can come up with a single solitary verse which proves God demanded tithes of a poor person’s income.Tithes went TO the poor to feed them, they werent taken FROM the poor to go to the rich priestly class.

  2. samuel says:

    i love the description . be blessed . yes tithe big topic ,the big problem is not tithe problem is the glutton people who pretend to be savant of God but they are savant of money . they just say tithe but they dont give account of what they did . buying big cars leaving the widow , orphan and needy in dilemma . GOD FIGIVE THEM AND REMEMBER THE NEEDY ORPHAN AND WIDOW .

  3. onabadejo toyin emmanuel says:

    Glory be to God Almighty, as you wish some Christian that will yield to the tithing command, to come out of poverty to enjoy prosperity. May the lord crown your effort In Jesus Name.

    • Kendra Marie Washington says:

      I am in agreement with tithing to come out of poverty. In Jesus name. Amen.

  4. Glory be to God Almighty, as you wish some Christian that will yield to the tithing command, to come out of poverty to enjoy prosperity. May the lord crown your effort In Jesus Name

  5. Teatra says:

    We need to really study and know what tithing really was about and who God was talking to concerning tithe. People think they are sinning cause they’re not paying tithes and they’re gonna be cursed with ah curse…so not true. No where in the new testemnt after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ do I see tithing as a requriment, just give what you purpose on your heart to give. And if in old testement time tithing was suppose to help the poor, widows,orphans and strangers, then why is that not being taught???

  6. Jerry says:

    Patricia in response to your note. yes this is true that Jesus never demanded money from the poor. although if you read Mark 12:41-44 you will find that there was a POOR woman that gave two small copper coins worth only a few cents. Jesus calling his disciples to Him says ” Truly I tell you, this POOR widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They gave out of there wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everthing -all she had to live on!” Amen!

  7. Hope sunday says:

    when people said this one was old testament and not the new testament now my is , why do people play with psalms? why do they talk of proverbs? why do they read Genesis to Malachi ? who was the one that gave the old testament ? is it not the same God who gave old testament we always pray to through Jesus Christ who came with the new testament? then why can through away God the father cos he was the old testament and talk the son alone who is the new testament? Bible is beyond texts books .

    • Susan says:

      Of course God does not change. We must remember that Jesus is the fulfillment of many things in the Old Testament. He bore the curse of the law. He became the sacrifice etc. Study the tabernacle and you will see how those things were fulfilled in Him. Paul said that the Law leads us to know that we are sinners. The OT was there to teach mankind that they need God and Hebrews says that they looked forward by faith but had not received the promise. That promise was Jesus. Jesus said He didn’t come to get rid of the law but to fulfill it.

  8. Savion Hudson says:

    I don’t believe tithing is commanded to Christians (those who are in Christ). Now before I give an explanation, let me first say that this does not give one a reason not to give. For God loves a cheerful giver. But on the contrary, tithing is a work under the old covenant law. So much of Paul teachings were dedicated to show us that we are no longer under the law or any type of work righteousness. Christ came to free us from our transgressions, where in the law only condemns us because of our transgressions. To say that I can give anything to somehow provoke God’s generosity is a silly notion. My actions in and of itself can only provoke his wrath. My good works are filthy rags remember. So what can I give to God? The answer is simple, nothing! Now, for my freedom, rather than me giving something, God gave. What did he give? His Son, Jesus the Christ. And by believing in him, repenting and renouncing sin, and following him, I now become HIS! I am in him and he’s in me. So much is put on tithing and the tenth that God required of grains and other herbs and food for the Levitical priesthood. Which by the way isn’t the way we tithe today! Which doesn’t give a true biblical basis for it (an argument for another day). But that aside, I will say that God isn’t too interested in our measly tenth of our money, wages, etc… Scripture shows that he is more concern with the whole man not a tenth of your wages. If we would like to break down what God requires, how about this be taught instead: “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship (Romans 12:1). Brother and sisters if you like tithing, than tithe to the glory of God. On the contrary if you don’t tithe a tenth than don’t feel guilty because it is an Christian requirement. What is a Christian command, how about preaching the gospel of Christ! I believe if this becomes the concern of the Church than everything else will fall into place.

  9. kayenty joseph says:

    Tithe is one of the principles laid by God almighty, Gods intent is to bless , protect and to advancefully cause his children not to lack. Remember this is a principle and principles do not change. Other principles like give and it shall be given unto you, and obey your parents and it shall be well with you, do not change. Bear in mind that tithe only favors you on earth and does not aid you to heaven. It is only to get you out of poverty train and also sustain you sound financially. Malachi 3 expands more on this. God bless you

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