What Does the Bible Say About Gifts? 11 Powerful Verses


James 1:17

ESVEvery 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.
KJVEvery good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
NASBEvery good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
NIVEvery good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
NLTWhatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.

Romans 6:23

ESVFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
KJVFor the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
NASBFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NIVFor the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NLTFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

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1 Peter 4:10

ESVAs each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
KJVAs every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
NASBAs each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
NIVEach of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
NLTGod has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

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Romans 12:6

ESVHaving gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
KJVHaving then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
NASBSince we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;
NIVWe have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
NLTIn his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.

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Ephesians 2:8

ESVFor by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
KJVFor by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
NASBFor by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
NIVFor it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
NLTGod saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

John 3:16

ESV“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
KJVFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
NASB“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
NIVFor God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
NLT“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 11:29

ESVFor the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
KJVFor the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
NASBfor the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
NIVfor God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.
NLTFor God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.

2 Corinthians 9:15

ESVThanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
KJVThanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
NASBThanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
NIVThanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
NLTThank God for this gift too wonderful for words!

Luke 6:38

ESVgive, 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.”
KJVGive, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
NASB“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure— pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
NIVGive, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
NLTGive, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”

Matthew 7:11

ESVIf you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
KJVIf ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
NASB“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
NIVIf you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
NLTSo if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.

1 Corinthians 12:4

ESVNow there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
KJVNow there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
NASBNow there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
NIVThere are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
NLTThere are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.

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