Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
It happened, as he came near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road, begging.
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are Yahweh's. He has set the world on them.
But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position;
Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?
Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister, Martha.
A certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask gifts for the needy of those who entered into the temple.
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh, and struck Job with painful sores from the sole of his foot to his head.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.
For all day long have I been plagued, and punished every morning.
From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in it: wounds, welts, and open sores. They haven't been closed, neither bandaged, neither soothed with oil.
Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? why then isn't the health of the daughter of my people recovered?