Bible Verses About Tithing


This is a list of all 17 bible verses  about tithing from both the Old and New Testament scriptures.

  • 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, offerings, or first fruits; but the bible references above are all of the only verses that strictly refer to tithing.

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601 comments on “Bible Verses About Tithing
  1. Kathrine says:

    From the beginning of mankind, God called prophets to teach the people. TITHING was instituted by God through his prophets of old. Yes, that was then.

    The people eventually turned away from God and his prophets (apostasy). Now in these latter days, God has sent prophets again showing His love and concern for His children and to help prepare them for His Coming.

    These are the last days. God is not going to leave us without prophets during the most important time in the history of the world: right before the Second Coming.

    As in old times, God has called prophets—righteous men chosen- given authority to teach His word and lead His Church today.

    What I’m saying is His Church today not only has prophets, it has the fullness of his Gospel to help prepare the righteous, and all who will listen and change their lives, before His Coming. He has sent prophets and with them, his priesthood, commandments and vital ordinances. TITHING is but a small portion of His commandments, but it is vital to the building of His kingdom in the last days.

    TITHING is used to build the kingdom of God on the earth: to built churches, temples, missions, printed materials, etc. Other voluntary donations are also given to help the poor, those in need, missionaries, disaster relief victims, etc.

    • Dagirathi, M?rutwo wa Jesu says:

      You have tried to justify tithe by introducing a fact that God spoke to people through prophets and your own opinions which are not Biblically verifiable and tending towards being contradictory. So let me agree with you that God used to speak to “Israelites” through prophets such as Moses, Isaiah, Micah and others. You seem to have omitted the fact that before prophets through whom he sent messages, he spoke directly to people such as Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses and through visions or dreams to such as Abraham, Jacob and Joseph. That is how he wanted to speak to Israelites at Mount Sinai if they had not fled so he gave His Commandments through Moses. But dissatisfied with this mode of speaking to people, he promised to send a man in whom he would put his words. Deuteronomy 18:18 says: “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” So when Jesus came as man and told us the correct will of God, Hebrews 1:1-2 tells us: “On many past occasions and in many different ways, God spoke to our fathers through the prophets. But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.” But Jesus Himself felt that we needed further elucidation of his words and therefore in John 14:26 said: “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” When this comforter teaches us, we shall not need any other teacher or prophet (not even your invention of later day prophet) Jeremiah 31:33 reiterated in Hebrews 8:10-11 God tells us that: tells us that after those days, the Lord will put his Word in our minds, and inscribe them on our hearts so that: “No longer will each one teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest”.
      So kindly, you did not read about the later day prophets from the Bible and are an invention from a figment of your imagination. You are packaging Gods Word in a wrapper of your own opinions! You say: “What I’m saying is His Church today not only has prophets…”. Yes! It is you who is saying it not the Word of God! You are mixing God’s true Words with your false opinions and do not seem to know the boundary. Stick to the Word.
      As for the tithe being used for building churches, temples, missions, printed materials, etc, just ask for “voluntary donations given cheerfully without compulsion each according to his/her ability”.

      • Michael says:

        Amen…. The tithe is to be eaten in Gods presence by the tithier except for certain years (year 3 & 6) and even then the tithier ate from the tithe….the only requirement was not mourning while eating the Tithe. This symbolizes the marriage feast of the Lamb. Praise God! This is the same for all other non sin related sacrificial offerings … They were eaten by the sacrificer with a portion for the Levites/Priest. Also, the tithe is of the produce of the land of Israel. God loves a cheerful giver!

      • jonnnie K says:

        What we need to understand is.
        1. There is not one scripture throught the entire Bible that requests or requires a MONETARY tithe.
        2.Ministry has laboured on Abraham and his (none required) giving of 1/10th.But they don’t make mention of the other 90% that he gave to the King of Sodom who was present at the same time as Melchisedek.
        We could go on and on when people diverge from THE FACTS but tithing did not make Abraham rich,he was rich beyond measure before he ever gave 1/10.
        The TITHE OF THE LAND (produce and cattle)
        was introduced to support the Levites and the priesthood as they were not given land of their own.
        Read The Book…not what people say.

  2. Venia says:

    Are you saying that people should not tithe, and that the tithes should be used in the storehouse. From the little knowledge I have gathered, especially from the verses quoted above, tithes are used for the levites, the fatherless, the strangers and the widows. Now tell me, is this wrong. Please do not use strong words on me because I am just asking so that I may be informed. I believe in tithing and giving offerings as a Christian.

    • Dagirathi, M?rutwo wa Jesu says:

      In my contributions, I have never had an intention to hurt anyone. My intention and purpose has always been to tell Christians what the doctrine of Jesus is. I know that Christians share the Old Testament with Judaism and perhaps other religions and that they tend sometimes to over emphasise on it over the New Testament. I like to remind Christians that as the Book of Malachi recapitulates, summarises, evaluates and gives verdict of the law of Moses (written strictly for Israelites exclusive or all other nations(Malachi 1:2)) failed and gave way to New Testament (36Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. Whoever rejects the Son will not see life. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him.”(John 3:36)). The Gospel of Christ thus, to a Christian takes precedence of all other scriptures. It is thus not me who says tithe or don’t tithe. What I emphasise is what Christ taught and that is to “Love your neighbour as you love yourself.” ! John 4 tells us that we show our love, not by being generous to God whom we have never seen but by minding those in our immediate proximity who need our love, kindness, generosity, care, justice and mercy. So the point is this, if we ignore these so that we take tithes to God in Church, then we shall not have fulfilled his command.
      “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35(NIV))
      So, I do not have the authority to tell Christians anything. I have no authority to tell Christians to tithe or not to tithe. I only remind them first that they are Christians not Judaists whose Book is the Old Testament and secondly, because of the first, they should do what their Lord and Saviour commands them in his Gospel/Doctrine found in the New Testament.
      I do not ask anyone to believe in what I say and do accordingly. I ask Christians to read the New Testament and heed what it says. If anyone doesn’t like that, the argument is not with me. It is with Jesus who is its author!

  3. arluster turner says:

    In the new testament: (2 Corinthians 9:6-8) are the principals of giving. Tithing is not mentioned here, however, this is how I give to my local church and the Lord has blessed me as a result.
    God bless, Brother Turner

  4. Thomas Fani says:

    Christians are not oblige to pay tithes because the proper definition of the word tithe is defined as a tenth of a crop and the law actually was not made to regulate Christians but for Christians.

  5. Diana M says:

    Tithe is not for the New Covenant…just as we know…the law was abolished in Jesus death…Christians should be generous and giving..even more so…but tithe was never to further the building for tv time and cause the religious career of a pastor to be supported by the people…many of whom struggle to eat. We all will answer for what we teach…Jesus did not teach the tithe neither did His choice of a gospel preacher to the gentile world…Paul…he never taught tithe to the Christian…its a way used by the modern church system to compel people to give money to further their plans. Period

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