Scripture-Study List: Tithing

Anciently, Abraham paid tithing to Melchizedek, the priest of God.

Genesis 14:18-20:

  • And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
  • And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
  • And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

The Old-Testament prophet Jacob described how he paid tithing–ten percent of his income–as a way of expressing gratitude for all God had given him.

Genesis 28:20-22:

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

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