Give to everyone who asks

Scripture references

Matthew 5:42 (ASV 1901)

42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Luke 6:30 (ASV 1901)

30Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

Acts 20:35 (ASV 1901)

35In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

2 Corinthians 8:1–2 (ASV 1901)

Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God which hath been given in the churches of Macedonia; 2how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

2 Corinthians 8:7–15 (ASV 1901)

7But as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all earnestness, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. 8I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love. 9For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich. 10And herein I give my judgment: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to make a beginning a year ago, not only to do, but also to will. 11But now complete t...

2 Corinthians 9:6–14 (ASV 1901)

6But this I say, He that soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7Let each man do according as he hath purposed in his heart: not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound unto you; that ye, having always all sufficiency in everything, may abound unto every good work: 9as it is written,

He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the poor;

His righteousness abid...

Stories

Henry Richards was challenged to obey Luke 6:30 and give to "every one that asketh thee." After much prayer and deliberation, he took Jesus at His word and experienced an unexpected result.