The word “help” appears 233 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 50 most encouraging Bible scriptures on helping others.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
“Give, 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.”
1 John 3:17
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, “You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.”
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall.
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
Every 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.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.”
And Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.
“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.”
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
“Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.