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Theasaurus: Beggars

64 Bible Verses about Beggars

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2 Kings 6:26

As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, "My lord the king, help!"

Luke 16:3

"Then the manager said to himself, 'What should I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I'm not strong enough to dig; I'm ashamed to beg.

2 Kings 8:3-5

When the woman returned from the land of the Philistines at the end of seven years, she went to appeal to the king for her house and field. The king had been speaking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, "Tell me all the great things Elisha has done." While he was telling the king how Elisha restored the dead [son] to life, the woman whose son he had restored to life came to appeal to the king for her house and field. So Gehazi said, "My lord the king, this is the woman and this is the son Elisha restored to life."

Job 19:16

I call for my servant, but he does not answer, even if I beg him with my own mouth.

Job 24:4-5

They push the needy off the road; the poor of the land are forced into hiding. Like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go out to their task of foraging for food; the wilderness provides nourishment for their children.

Job 29:11-12

When they heard me, they blessed me, and when they saw me, they spoke well of me. For I rescued the poor man who cried out for help, and the fatherless child who had no one to support him.

Psalm 109:10

Let his children wander as beggars, searching [for food] far from their demolished homes.

Lamentations 4:4

The nursing infant's tongue clings to the roof of his mouth from thirst. Little children beg for bread, but no one gives them [any].

1 Samuel 15:25

Now therefore, please forgive my sin and return with me so I can worship the Lord."

2 Samuel 14:4

When the woman from Tekoa came to the king, she fell with her face to the ground in homage and said, "Help me, my king!"

2 Kings 1:13

Then the king sent a third captain of 50 with his 50 [men]. The third captain of 50 went up and fell on his knees in front of Elijah and begged him, "Man of God, please let my life and the lives of these 50 servants of yours be precious in your sight.

Job 30:28

I walk about blackened, but not by the sun. I stood in the assembly and cried out for help.

Matthew 18:26-32

"At this, the slave fell facedown before him and said, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you everything!' Then the master of that slave had compassion, released him, and forgave him the loan. "But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him 100 denarii. He grabbed him, started choking him, and said, 'Pay what you owe!'read more.
"At this, his fellow slave fell down and began begging him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.' But he wasn't willing. On the contrary, he went and threw him into prison until he could pay what was owed. When the other slaves saw what had taken place, they were deeply distressed and went and reported to their master everything that had happened. "Then, after he had summoned him, his master said to him, 'You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.

Mark 10:46

They came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.

Luke 18:35

As He drew near Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

Luke 16:20-21

But a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, was left at his gate. He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man's table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.

John 9:8

His neighbors and those who formerly had seen him as a beggar said, "Isn't this the man who sat begging?"

Acts 3:2-3

And a man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex. When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple complex, he asked for help.

Isaiah 58:6-7

Isn't the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and to not ignore your own flesh [and blood]?

Deuteronomy 15:11

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.'

Proverbs 31:9

Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.

Luke 6:30

Give to everyone who asks from you, and from one who takes away your things, don't ask for them back.

Exodus 2:23

After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned because of their difficult labor, and they cried out; and their cry for help ascended to God because of the difficult labor.

Joshua 24:7

Your fathers cried out to the Lord, so He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea over them, engulfing them. Your own eyes saw what I did to Egypt. After that, you lived in the wilderness a long time.

Judges 4:3

Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord, because Jabin had 900 iron chariots, and he harshly oppressed them 20 years.

Judges 6:6

So Israel became poverty-stricken because of Midian, and the Israelites cried out to the Lord.

2 Chronicles 14:11

Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God: "Lord, there is no one besides You to help the mighty and those without strength. Help us, Lord our God, for we depend on You, and in Your name we have come against this multitude. Lord, You are our God. Do not let a mere mortal hinder You."

Amos 7:5

Then I said, "Lord God , please stop! How will Jacob survive since he is so small?"

Psalm 18:6

I called to the Lord in my distress, and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears.

2 Samuel 24:10

David's conscience troubled him after he had taken a census of the troops. He said to the Lord, "I have sinned greatly in what I've done. Now, Lord, because I've been very foolish, please take away Your servant's guilt."

1 Chronicles 21:8

David said to God, "I have sinned greatly because I have done this thing. Now, because I've been very foolish, please take away Your servant's guilt."

Psalm 28:2

Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

Jonah 2:2

I called to the Lord in my distress, and He answered me. I cried out for help in the belly of Sheol; You heard my voice.

Habakkuk 1:2

How long, Lord, must I call for help and You do not listen, or cry out to You about violence and You do not save?

Luke 16:27

" 'Father,' he said, 'then I beg you to send him to my father's house-

Matthew 14:35-36

When the men of that place recognized Him, they alerted the whole vicinity and brought to Him all who were sick. They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.

Mark 6:56

Wherever He would go, into villages, towns, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged Him that they might touch just the tassel of His robe. And everyone who touched it was made well.

Matthew 8:31

"If You drive us out," the demons begged Him, "send us into the herd of pigs."

Mark 5:12

The demons begged Him, "Send us to the pigs, so we may enter them."

Luke 8:32

A large herd of pigs was there, feeding on the hillside. The demons begged Him to permit them to enter the pigs, and He gave them permission.

Matthew 15:22

Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon."

Mark 7:26

Now the woman was Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to drive the demon out of her daughter.

Mark 7:32

They brought to Him a deaf man who also had a speech difficulty, and begged Jesus to lay His hand on him.

Mark 10:47

When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, "Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me!"

Luke 5:12

While He was in one of the towns, a man was there who had a serious skin disease all over him. He saw Jesus, fell facedown, and begged Him: "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."

Mark 1:40

Then a man with a serious skin disease came to Him and, on his knees, begged Him: "If You are willing, You can make me clean."

Luke 8:28

When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What do You have to do with me, Jesus, You Son of the Most High God? I beg You, don't torment me!"

Luke 9:38-40

Just then a man from the crowd cried out, "Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, because he's my only [child]. Often a spirit seizes him; suddenly he shrieks, and it throws him into convulsions until he foams at the mouth; wounding him, it hardly ever leaves him. I begged Your disciples to drive it out, but they couldn't."

John 4:47

When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and pleaded with Him to come down and heal his son, for he was about to die.

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Beggars » General references to

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the garbage pile. He seats them with noblemen and gives them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the Lord's; He has set the world on them.

Psalm 109:10

Let his children wander as beggars, searching [for food] far from their demolished homes.

Beggars » Examples of

John 9:8

His neighbors and those who formerly had seen him as a beggar said, "Isn't this the man who sat begging?"

Acts 3:2

And a man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.

Mark 10:46

They came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.

Beggars » The children of the wicked

Luke 16:3

"Then the manager said to himself, 'What should I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I'm not strong enough to dig; I'm ashamed to beg.

Psalm 109:10

Let his children wander as beggars, searching [for food] far from their demolished homes.

Beggars » Instances of » Lazarus

Luke 16:20-22

But a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, was left at his gate. He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man's table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores. One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.

Beggars » Instances of » The lame man

Acts 3:2-5

And a man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex. When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple complex, he asked for help. Peter, along with John, looked at him intently and said, "Look at us." read more.
So he turned to them, expecting to get something from them.

Beggars » Instances of » Bartimaeus

Mark 10:46

They came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.

Beggars » Not the seed of the righteous

Beggars » Instances of » The blind man

John 9:8

His neighbors and those who formerly had seen him as a beggar said, "Isn't this the man who sat begging?"

Beggars » Set among princes

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the garbage pile. He seats them with noblemen and gives them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the Lord's; He has set the world on them.

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