Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
He opened His mouth and taught them, saying,
Then He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, "Look, [here is] my mother and my brothers!"
Then He looked out over those gathered around Him and said, "Look, [here is] my mother and my brothers
But it is too bad for you rich people because you have [already] received [all] the comforts [you are going to get].
"The Holy Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me [i.e., specially chose me] to preach good news to poor people. He has sent me to proclaim freedom to those who are captives [i.e., to sin]; recovery of sight to the [spiritually as well as physically] blind; to set free those who are oppressed [i.e., by Satan] and
But Abraham said [to him], 'Son, remember how you enjoyed good things when you were alive [on earth] and how Lazarus had to put up with bad things? But now here [i.e., in the unseen place of departed spirits] he is being comforted and you are in agony.
[how] blind people are receiving back their sight, and crippled people are walking [again], and people with infectious skin diseases are being healed, and deaf-mutes are hearing [and speaking (?) again], and people are being raised [from the dead], and poor people are having the good news preached to them.
Have any of the authorities or Pharisees believed in him?
1 Corinthians 1:26
Now consider how you were when you were called, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were from prominent families.
2 Corinthians 6:10
sad and yet always joyous; poor and yet making many people [spiritually] rich; destitute and yet possessing everything.
2 Corinthians 8:2
[It is] how, in spite of their suffering severe trials, their overflowing joy and extreme poverty produced an overwhelming expression of generosity.
1 Thessalonians 1:6
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord. [And even though] you suffered much affliction, you welcomed the message with joy [given to you] by the Holy Spirit,
But the person [who must live] in humble circumstances should be happy over being lifted up [spiritually by God].
Listen, my dearly loved brothers; did not God choose those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be wealthy in faith and to inherit the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].