Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.

Bible References

Thy brother

Leviticus 25:25
If thy brother becomes poor, and sells some of his possession, then his kinsman who is next to him shall come, and shall redeem that which his brother has sold.
Deuteronomy 15:7
If there be with thee a poor man, one of thy brothers, within any of thy gates in thy land which LORD thy God gives thee, thou shall not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy poor brother,
Proverbs 14:20
The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich man has many friends.
Proverbs 17:5
He who mocks a poor man reproaches his maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
Proverbs 19:17
He who has pity upon a poor man lends to LORD, and he will repay him his good deed.
Mark 14:7
For ye always have the poor with you, and whenever ye may desire ye can do them well, but ye do not always have me.
John 12:8
For ye always have the poor with you, but ye do not always have me.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich he became poor for your sakes, so that by that man's poverty ye might become rich.
James 2:5
Listen, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to those who love him?


Psalm 37:26
All the day long he deals graciously, and lends, and his seed is blessed.
Psalm 41:1
Blessed is he who considers a poor man. LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.
Psalm 112:5
It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He shall maintain his cause in judgment,
Proverbs 14:31
He who oppresses a poor man reproaches his maker, but he who has mercy on a needy man honors him.
Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, despairing nothing, and your reward will be great. And ye will be sons of the Most High, because he is good toward the ungrateful and bad.
Acts 11:29
And the disciples, as any man prospered, determined, each of them regarding aid, to send to the brothers who dwell in Judea,
Romans 12:13
sharing for the needs of the sanctified, pursuing love for strangers.
2 Corinthians 9:1
For indeed it is superfluous for me to write to you about the service for the sanctified.
Galatians 2:10
only that we should remember the poor, which this same thing I also was eager to do.
1 John 3:17
But whoever has the world's living, and sees his brother having need, and closes his bowels from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

A stranger

Leviticus 19:34
The stranger that sojourns with you shall be to you as the home-born among you, and thou shall love him as thyself, for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt. I am LORD your God.
Exodus 23:9
And thou shall not oppress a sojourner, for ye know the heart of a sojourner, since ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 10:18
He executes justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the sojourner in giving him food and raiment.
Matthew 25:35
For I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat. I was thirsty, and ye gave me to drink. I was a stranger, and ye took me in,
Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget love for strangers, for by this some lodged heavenly agents, unaware.

General references

Exodus 22:25
If thou lend money to any of my people with thee who is poor, thou shall not be to him as a creditor, neither shall ye lay upon him interest.
Leviticus 25:48
he may be redeemed after he is sold. One of his brothers may redeem him.
Deuteronomy 23:19
Thou shall not lend upon interest to thy brother: interest of money, interest of food, interest of anything that is lent upon interest.