Summary: What does the Bible say about the tithe? (Scripture Outline)

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What Is Biblical Tithing?

I. The Tithe Defined...

a) Hebrew...


מעשׂרה מעשׂר מעשׂר

ma‛ăśêr ma‛ăśar ma‛aśrâh

mah-as-ayr’, mah-as-ar’, mah-as-raw’

From H6240; a tenth; especially a tithe: - tenth (part), tithe (-ing).

b) Greek...





Feminine of G1182; a tenth, that is, as a percentage or (technically) tithe: - tenth (part), tithe.

c) Holy...

Lev 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’s: it is holy unto the LORD.

d) First Fruits...

Pro 3:9 Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

III. The Tithe Is Not Subject To The Law...

a) Adam, Cain, Able, Seth, etc.

Gen 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

Gen 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Gen 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

b) Abraham...

Gen 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

Gen 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

Gen 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

c) Jacob...

Gen 28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

Gen 28:21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

Gen 28:22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

IV. The Tithe Under The Law of Moses...

a) Commanded...

Lev 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’s: it is holy unto the LORD.

b) Blessing Depended Upon The Tithe...

Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

c) Cursing...

Mal 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

Mal 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

d) Israel Paid Three Tithes Under The Law...

1) Tithes to the Levites...

Numbers 18:18-32

2) Tithes to support the festival expenses...

Deuteronomy 14:22-27

3) Tithes to the poor...

Deuteronomy 14:28-29

e) Total Tithe...

Israel gave as much as one fourth to one third of their

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