One in Messiah Congregation

A short study pertaining to:

Tithes and Offerings unto the house of God

"God loveth a cheerful giver"

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,
[21] So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

[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.


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

[19] And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
[20] And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he (Abram) gave him tithes of all.


2 Chr. 31 [11] Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of the LORD; and they prepared them,

[12] And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was the next.


Neh. 10 [34] And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after the houses of our fathers, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the law:

[35] And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD:

[36] Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God:

[37] And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.

[38] And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

[39] For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.


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.

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

[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.

[11] And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.

[12] And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

2 Cor. 9 [7] Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity:

for God loveth a cheerful giver.



Tithes and Offerings


ma‛ăśêr ma‛ăśar ma‛aśrâh

mah-as-ayr', mah-as-ar', mah-as-raw'

From H6240; a tenth; especially a tithe: - tenth


BDB Definition:

1) tithe, tenth part

1a) tenth part

1b) tithe, payment of a tenth part (part), tithe (-ing).


Total KJV Occurrences: 32

tithes, 16

Gen_14:20, Lev_27:31, Num_18:24, Num_18:26, Num_18:28, Deu_12:6, Deu_26:11-12 (2), 2Ch_31:12, Neh_10:37-38 (2), Neh_12:44, Neh_13:5, Amo_4:4, Mal_3:8, Mal_3:10

tithe, 11

Lev_27:30, Lev_27:32, Num_18:26, Deu_12:17, Deu_14:23, Deu_14:28, 2Ch_31:5-6 (3), Neh_10:38, Neh_13:12

tenth, 4

Num_18:21, Num_18:26, Eze_45:11, Eze_45:14

tithing, 1







For H6235; ten (only in combination), that is, the teens; also (ordinal) a teenth: - [eigh-, fif-, four-, nine-, seven-, six-, thir-] teen (-th), + eleven (-th), + sixscore thousand, + twelve (-th).





A primitive root (identical with H6238); to accumulate; but used only as denominative from H6235; to tithe, that is, take or give a tenth: - X surely, give (take) the tenth, (have, take) tithe (-ing, -s), X truly.



BDB Definition:

1) to tithe, take the tenth part of, give a tithe, take a tithe

1a) (Qal) to tithe

1b) (Piel) to give a tithe

1c) (Hiphil) to take a tithe


Total KJV Occurrences: 7

tenth, 3

Gen_28:22, 1Sa_8:15, 1Sa_8:17

tithes, 2

Neh_10:37-38 (2)

tithe, 1


tithing, 1








terûmâh terûmâh

ter-oo-maw', ter-oo-maw'

(The second form used in Deu_12:11); from H7311; a present (as offered up), especially in sacrifice or as tribute: - gift, heave offering ([shoulder]), oblation, offered (-ing).


BDB Definition:

1) contribution, offering

1a) a heave offering

1b) any offering

1c) an offering to God

1d) an offering (of grain, money, etc)

1e) contribution


Total KJV Occurrences: 99

offering, 40

Exo_25:2-3 (3), Exo_29:27-28 (4), Exo_30:13-15 (3), Exo_35:5 (2), Exo_35:21, Exo_35:24 (2), Exo_36:3, Exo_36:6, Lev_7:14, Lev_7:32, Lev_22:12, Num_5:9, Num_15:19-21 (4), Num_18:11, Num_18:24, Num_31:26-29 (6), Num_31:41, Num_31:52, Deu_12:11, Deu_12:17, Ezr_8:25, Neh_10:39, Eze_48:8

heave, 28

Exo_29:27-28 (4), Lev_7:14, Lev_7:32, Lev_7:34, Lev_10:14-15 (2), Num_6:20, Num_15:19-21 (4), Num_18:8, Num_18:11, Num_18:19, Num_18:24, Num_31:26-29 (6), Num_31:41, Deu_12:6, Deu_12:11, Deu_12:17

oblation, 17

Isa_40:20, Eze_44:30, Eze_45:1, Eze_45:6-7 (3), Eze_45:13, Eze_45:16, Eze_48:9-10 (2), Eze_48:18 (2), Eze_48:20-21 (5)

offerings, 10

Num_18:8, Num_18:19, 2Sa_1:21, 2Ch_31:10, 2Ch_31:12, 2Ch_31:14, Neh_10:37, Neh_12:44, Eze_20:40, Mal_3:8

oblations, 2

2Ch_31:14, Eze_44:30

gifts, 1


offered, 1




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