“He has filled the hungry with good things;
And sent away the rich empty-handed.
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full.
“Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,
But those who were hungry cease to hunger.
Even the barren gives birth to seven,
But she who has many children languishes.
Who executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free.
I will establish for them a renowned planting place, and they will not again be victims of famine in the land, and they will not endure the insults of the nations anymore.
“Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.
The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
And Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!
Jesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
You are already filled, you have already become rich, you have become kings without us; and indeed, I wish that you had become kings so that we also might reign with you.
Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.
Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat;
And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive.