Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
And it came to pass that as he came near unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat beside the way begging,
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he has set the world upon them.
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in his high status;
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?
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the temple,
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto the crown of his head.
Koph Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD shall deliver him out of them all,
and been plagued all day long and chastened every morning:
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in him; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then was there no medicine for the daughter of my people?
Better is the poor that walks in his perfection than he that is perverse in his ways, though he is rich.
They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.