Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

Bible References

Hath not

James 1:9
The brother of humble circumstances should boast in his exaltation,
Isaiah 14:32
What answer will be given to the messengers from that nation?
The Lord has founded Zion,
and His afflicted people find refuge in her.
Isaiah 29:19
The humble will have joy
after joy in the Lord,
and the poor people will rejoice
in the Holy One of Israel.
Zephaniah 3:12
I will leave
a meek and humble people among you,
and they will take refuge in the name of Yahweh.
Zechariah 11:7
So I shepherded the flock intended for slaughter, the afflicted of the flock. I took two staffs, calling one Favor and the other Union, and I shepherded the flock.
Matthew 11:5
the blind see, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news.
Luke 6:20
Then looking up at His disciples, He said:

You who are poor are blessed,
because the kingdom of God is yours.
Luke 9:57
As they were traveling on the road someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go!”
Luke 16:22
One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried.
John 7:48
Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him?
1 Corinthians 1:26
Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.


James 1:12
A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
Exodus 20:6
but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.
1 Samuel 2:30
“Therefore, this is the declaration of the Lord, the God of Israel:

‘Although I said
your family and your ancestral house
would walk before Me forever,
the Lord now says, “No longer!”
I will honor those who honor Me,
but those who despise Me will be disgraced.
Proverbs 8:17
I love those who love me,
and those who search for me find me.
Matthew 5:3
“The poor in spirit are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
Luke 6:20
Then looking up at His disciples, He said:

You who are poor are blessed,
because the kingdom of God is yours.
Luke 12:32
Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written:

What eye did not see and ear did not hear,
and what never entered the human mind—
God prepared this for those who love Him.
2 Timothy 4:8
There is reserved for me in the future the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me, but to all those who have loved His appearing.

General references

Exodus 23:6
“You must not deny justice to a poor person among you in his lawsuit.
Isaiah 26:6
Feet trample it,
the feet of the humble,
the steps of the poor.
Matthew 6:20
But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.
Luke 22:29
I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one on Me,
James 2:15
If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food

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