Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world that they might be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those that love him?
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said, Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
So is he that lays up treasure for himself and is not rich in God.
Blessed is the man that patiently endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those that love him.
I know thy works and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
from now on there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day, and not to me only, but unto all those also that have loved his appearing.
Then shall the King say unto those on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
For look upon your vocation, brothers, that ye are not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble,
For 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 be enriched.
I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined in the fire, that thou may be made rich; and clothed in white raiment, so that the shame of thy nakedness not be uncovered; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou may see.
He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
and showing mercy unto thousands of generations of those that love me and keep my commandments.
And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of Mount Gerizim and lifted up his voice and cried and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.
Therefore, the LORD God of Israel said, I had said indeed that thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever, but now the LORD said, It shall never be; for those that honor me I will honor, and those that lightly esteem me shall be vile.
And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD has not spoken by me. Then he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.
Therefore, hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
How much less to him who is not a respecter of the persons of princes, nor respects the rich more than the poor; for they all are the work of his hands.
It is transformed as clay to the seal and then stands as a garment;
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye sons, and attend to the words of my mouth.
I love those that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me.
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye sons; for blessed are those that keep my ways.
What shall one then answer the messengers of the Gentiles? That the LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people shall have confidence.
Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
I will also leave in the midst of thee a poor and humble people, and they shall wait in the name of the LORD.
And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. For I took unto me two staves: the one I named Beauty, and the other Bands; and I fed the flock.
And it was broken in that day; and so the poor of the flock that look unto me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you and understand;
And it came to pass that as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom; the rich man also died and was buried;
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented.
And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken. The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,
and if sons, also heirs certainly of God and joint-heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him that we may be also glorified together with him.
But as it is written, That which eye has not seen nor ear heard neither has entered into the heart of man is that which God has prepared for those that love him.
Therefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours;
For we suffer all these things for your sakes that the grace abounding through many may in the thanksgiving redound to the glory of God.
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
illuminating the eyes of your understanding, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of the Christ
that ye would walk worthy of God, who has called you unto his kingdom and glory.
in testimony of the just judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer,
but charge them to do good, that they be rich in good works, liberal to distribute, willing to communicate,
And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work and will save me for his heavenly kingdom, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
Do not err, my beloved brethren.
unto the incorruptible inheritance that cannot be defiled and that does not fade away, conserved in the heavens for you,
Because in this manner the entrance shall be abundantly administered unto you in the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.