Most Relevant Verses
My very bones will say,
“Lord, who is like You,
rescuing the poor from one too strong for him,
the poor or the needy from one who robs him?”
The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker,
but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.
“At the end of every three years, bring a tenth of all your produce for that year and store it within your gates. Then the Levite, who has no portion or inheritance among you, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates may come, eat, and be satisfied. And the Lord your God will bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.
For there will never cease to be poor people in the land; that is why I am commanding you, ‘You must willingly open your hand to your afflicted and poor brother in your land.’
The one who gives to the poor
will not be in need,
but one who turns his eyes away
will receive many curses.
Speak up for those who have no voice,
for the justice of all who are dispossessed. Speak up, judge righteously,
and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.
Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; I will help you;
I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
“Because of the oppression of the afflicted
and the groaning of the poor,
I will now rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will put the one who longs for it in a safe place.”
I have been young and now I am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned
or his children begging for bread.
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy;
save them from the power of the wicked.”
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord,
and He will give a reward to the lender.
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,
and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.
Don’t rob a poor man because he is poor,
and don’t crush the oppressed at the gate, for the Lord will take up their case
and will plunder those who plunder them.
Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over—will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”
but those who trust in the Lord
will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary;
they will walk and not faint.
So follow the way of good people,
and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land,
and those of integrity will remain in it;
Don’t fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
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- Helping Others In Need
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