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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527 comments on “Bible Verses About Tithing
  1. Michael O'Brien says:

    It’s pointless quoting biblical phrases it’s like quoting imaginary statistics without first proving the authenticity of the bible and the authenticity of the statistics. It’s often quoted that churches discretely give to the poor and do wonder works for the poor. The church gives nothing, anything the church gives is given to them by the laity. Anytime they want money first of all to lavish their own life style or secondary and only secondary to help the poor “who do they turn to” not to their own wealthy coffers but again the laity. And as regards their wonderful works everything they do for deprived areas has an ulterior motive in that these poor souls will be the churches’ future. So their coffers never perish. There is a common ground nowadays for not taking the old testament too seriously but ah! the new testament we are encouraged to take certain amounts of it seriously . So when you speak about gathering artefacts for the greater glory of God it’s certainly in stark contrast to the simple and poor way God lived his life on this earth. God doesn’t need artefacts gold, silver, or any kind of riches from us to make us subject to him, so the whole concept of having these things for the greater glory of God is totally ridiculous. If the whole world was devoid of gold silver and wonderful artefacts’ would it make God less richer? And one day maybe million of years away or maybe tomorrow we will be blown away with either man destroying the world with nuclear power or the sun will burn up and everything that now seems so important to us all will cease to exist. Yes there is merit is saying Churches preserve and protect its riches to prevent anyone else destroying it. The Vatican did a deal with Hitler to protect its establishment at the cost of millions of Jewish lives. Yes If it sold it all it would not make a whole lot of difference to the poor people in the world. ( You could also argue that if the church didn’t have riches would it’s leaders sleep any better at night. ) If the Pope lives in the lap of luxury why should I worry about the poor in Africa. If it doesn’t bother him why should it bother me.? Yes there is merit in the argument that we are all suckers for ceremony and pomp but true faith is actually lost in all of this fantasy. It can be clearly stated that wonderful artefacts’ create an aura of amazement in us all but we certainly don’t have to have a church ethos to preserve or admire these wonderful achievements of man. Take all this riches away from churches and they would very quickly die, and churches know this. The church argues they have to pay for lavish buildings they have to pay for upkeep of these lavish buildings . They have to pay their priests and so on. I would like to know who paid for the lavish buildings that Christ preached in and who paid the apostles?

  2. 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.

  3. 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 .

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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???

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. James g. Ngumy says:

    Why do Christians insist on following the obsolete Law of Moses?
    The author of Malachi 3:10 was not the originator of the command on tithe. He was only echoing one of the many laws given to the children of Israel by Moses.
    The Book of Deuteronomy makes it abundantly clear that the Laws of Moses were (still are) exclusively for the children of Israel and would be their guide on how to do God’s will once they were settled in Canaan. It is by accepting those instructions written in the Book of Covenant and Moses singing it by sprinkling blood of sacrificed animals that the Israelites became the chosen exclusive of all others, the people of God. All other people of the world were Gentiles and not party to the inheritance promised to Israelites by God.
    In Chapter 24, Moses first reads what now is called the Book of Covenant before asking the people whether they agree with all it contains. Verses 4 (second part) to 8 reads:
    “And he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the Lord. And Moses took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the Lord has said we will do, and be obedient. And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you (Israelites) according to all these words.”
    Deuteronomy 26:16-19 and at last declares that they are now His people: It reads:
    “This day the Lord your God commands you to observe these statutes and judgments; therefore you shall be careful to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. Today you have proclaimed the Lord to be your God, and that you will walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments, and His judgments, and that you will obey His voice. Also today the Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments, and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, in praise, in name, and in honor, and that you may be a holy people to the Lord your God, just as He has spoken.”
    Hebrews 1:1-3 reads: God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things.
    When Jesus came to Earth, he came to, with a new Covenant not signed by the blood of animals but his own, bring back all the people of the world, Israelites and Gentiles, back to God. He put to and end all laws exclusive to only one people. While the Law of Moses excluded non-Israelites from God, Jesus brought us back. Galatians 3:26-29 puts it this way: “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
    He put to and end the Law sealed in blood of animals and replaced that with his own blood.
    Jesus Christ was born among the Israelites, a God’s chosen people. He came to preach to them so that they could abandon the Law of Moses for a better Convent with God. “For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them ” (Hebrews 4:1-2). Seeing the transforming power of God’s word in the lives of the most desperate sinners made no impact on some of the Jews. This stubbornness kept the Jews from seeing the evidence of God working before their own eyes. They kept their hearts as hard as stone.(Matthew 21:28-32).
    Paul in Romans 10: wrote this about them: “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, (in the Law of Moses) have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.”
    Such a rejection of Christ continues today. Just like the Jews, many Christians insist on following the Laws Moses and some follow their preachers for fear of being thrown out of their churches. Why do Christians go back to Laws of Moses which Jesus came to remove from the Jews so they could come closer to God? How clearer can it be put to Christians that the Laws of Moses applied to the Jews before the coming of Christ and did not apply to them or any other nations and religions after that? How can they mix the Covenant Moses sealed in the blood of Covenant of Jesus sealed in His own blood which was given for the whole world? Why do they put new wine in old wineskins? Why do they, like Jews, have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge?”
    Dagirathi Murutwo wa Jesu

  12. lungisani says:

    it is very hard to convince me about tithing because Jesus mentioned it when he was giving a parable and during that time the law of Moses was still working. Pastor help me with just one verse that Jesus,Paul and other apostles involve the teaching of tithing. Far as im concerned only offering is mentioned in the new testament.Thank you.

  13. Michael says:

    Today’s TITHING is UNscriptural

    In a nutshell:

    Tithing only applied in these cases:

    Abraham on the spoils of war, once in his life

    Israelites living under the Old Testament Law: on agricultural products and livestock for the Levites

    Pharisees did it on their on their spices! A man made tradition.

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