What Does the Bible Say About Sharing? 11 Inspirational Verses


Hebrews 13:16

ESVDo not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
KJVBut to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
NASBAnd do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
NIVAnd do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
NLTAnd don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.

1 Timothy 6:18

ESVThey are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
KJVThat they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
NASBInstruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
NIVCommand them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
NLTTell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

Luke 3:11

ESVAnd he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
KJVHe answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
NASBAnd he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.”
NIVJohn answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”
NLTJohn replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”

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.”

Isaiah 58:7

ESVIs 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?
KJVIs it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
NASB“Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
NIVIs it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
NLTShare your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

Galatians 6:6

ESVOne who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.
KJVLet him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
NASBThe one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.
NIVNevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
NLTThose who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them.

Romans 12:13

ESVContribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
KJVDistributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
NASBcontributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
NIVShare with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
NLTWhen God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

Acts 4:32

ESVNow 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.
KJVAnd the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
NASBAnd the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
NIVAll the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
NLTAll the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.

2 Corinthians 9:13

ESVBy their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others,
KJVWhiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
NASBBecause of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,
NIVBecause of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
NLTAs a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.

2 Corinthians 9:7

ESVEach one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
KJVEvery man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
NASBEach one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
NIVEach of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
NLTYou must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

Romans 1:16

ESVFor I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
KJVFor I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
NASBFor I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
NIVFor I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
NLTFor I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.

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