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Theasaurus: Beggars

64 Bible Verses about Beggars

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2 Kings 6:26

While the king of Israel was walking along the city wall, a woman cried out to him. "Help me, your majesty!" she said.

Luke 16:3

"Then the servant manager told himself, "What should I do? My master is taking my position away from me. I'm not strong enough to plow, and I'm ashamed to beg.

2 Kings 8:3-5

At the end of the seven years, the woman returned from the territory of the Philistines and went to the king in order to file an appeal regarding her house and her grain field. The king was talking with Gehazi, the attendant of the man of God. He had asked Gehazi, "Please tell me about all of the great things that Elisha has done." Just as he was telling the king about Elisha's having restored the dead to life, the woman whose son had been restored arrived and appealed to the king for her house and her land! Gehazi told the king, "Your majesty, this is the woman! And here's her son, whom Elisha restored to life!"

Job 19:16

"I call to my servant, but he doesn't respond, even though I beg to him earnestly.

Job 24:4-5

They push the needy off the road, and force the poor of the land into hiding. "Look! Like wild donkeys in the wilderness, they work diligently as they seek wild game in the desert, food for them and their young ones.

Job 29:11-12

"When people heard me speak, they blessed me; when people saw me, they approved me, because I delivered the poor who were crying for help, along with orphans who had no one to help them.

Psalm 109:10

May his children roam around begging, seeking food while driven far from their ruined homes.

Lamentations 4:4

The nursing child's tongue cleaves to its palate from thirst. Young children beg for bread, but no one gives them any.

1 Samuel 15:25

Now, please forgive my sin and return with me so I may worship the LORD."

2 Samuel 14:4

When the woman from Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, prostrating herself to address him, "Help, your majesty!"

2 Kings 1:13

Then the king tried yet again! The king sent a third company of 50 soldiers along with their leader. The third leader went up the hill, approached Elijah, fell on his knees in front of him, and begged him, "Hey, man of God, please treat my life and the lives of these servants of yours as precious!

Job 30:28

"In growing darkness, I walked without sunlight; I stood in the congregation to cry for help.

Matthew 18:26-32

Then the servant fell down and bowed low before him, saying, "Be patient with me, and I will repay you everything!' The master of that servant had compassion and released him, canceling his debt. "But when that servant went away, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him, seized him by the throat, and said, "Pay what you owe!' read more.
Then his fellow servant fell down and began begging him, "Be patient with me and I will repay you!' But he refused and had him thrown into prison until he could repay the debt. "When his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were very disturbed and went and reported to their master everything that had occurred. Then his master sent for him and told him, "You evil servant! I canceled that entire debt for you because you begged me.

Mark 10:46

Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus, his disciples, and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus (that is, the son of Timaeus) was sitting by the road.

Luke 18:35

As Jesus was approaching Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the road begging.

Luke 16:20-21

A beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores, was brought to his gate. He was always trying to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs used to come and lick his sores.

John 9:8

Then the neighbors and those who had previously seen him as a beggar said, "This is the man who used to sit and beg, isn't it?"

Acts 3:2-3

Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple. When he saw that Peter and John were about to go into the Temple, he asked them to give him something.

Isaiah 58:6-7

Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"

John 12:8

because you will always have the destitute with you, but you won't always have me."

Deuteronomy 15:11

Since poor people won't cease to exist in the land, therefore I'm commanding you: Be sure to be generous to your poor and needy relatives in your land."

Proverbs 31:9

Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.

Luke 6:30

Keep on giving to everyone who asks you for something, and if anyone takes what is yours, do not insist on getting it back.

Joshua 24:7

But when they cried out to the LORD, he placed darkness between you and the Egyptians, brought the sea upon the Egyptians, and swallowed them up. Your own eyes saw what I did in Egypt. Then you lived in the desert for a long time.

Judges 4:3

The Israelis cried out to the LORD, because of his 900 iron chariots. Jabin oppressed the Israelis forcefully for twenty years.

Judges 6:6

Because Israel was deeply impoverished due to the Midianites, they cried out to the LORD.

2 Chronicles 14:11

Asa cried out to the LORD his God, telling him, "LORD, there is no one except for you to help between the powerful and the weak. So help us, LORD God, because we're depending on you and have come against this vast group in your name. LORD, you are our God. Let no mere mortal man defeat you!"

Amos 7:5

So I kept on saying, "Lord GOD, forgive please! How will Jacob stand, since he is so small?"

Psalm 18:6

In my distress I cried to the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his Temple he heard my voice; my cry reached his ears.

2 Samuel 24:10

Later, David's conscience bothered him after he had numbered the army, so David told the LORD, "I have sinned greatly by what I did. But now I am asking you, please remove the guilt of your servant, since I have acted very foolishly."

1 Chronicles 21:8

David responded to God, "I sinned greatly by behaving this way. But now I am asking you, please remove the guilt of your servant, since I have acted very foolishly."

Psalm 28:2

Hear the sound of my supplications when I cry to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

Jonah 2:2

He said: "I called out to the LORD from the midst of affliction directed at me, and he answered me. From the depths of death I cried out for help; and you heard my cry.

Habakkuk 1:2

"How long, LORD, must I cry out for help, but you won't listen? I'm crying out to you, "Violence!' but you aren't providing deliverance.

Luke 16:27

"The rich man said, "Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house

Matthew 14:35-36

When the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word throughout that region and brought him everyone who was sick. They kept begging him to let them touch just the tassel of his garment, and everyone who touched it was completely healed.

Mark 6:56

Wherever he went, whether into villages, towns, or farms, people would place their sick in the marketplaces and beg him to let them touch even the tassel of his garment, and everyone who touched it was healed.

Matthew 8:31

So the demons began to plead with Jesus, saying, "If you drive us out, send us into that herd of pigs."

Mark 5:12

So the demons begged him, "Send us among the pigs, so that we can go into them!"

Luke 8:32

Now a large herd of pigs was grazing there on the hillside. So the demons begged Jesus to let them go into those pigs, and he consented to that.

Matthew 15:22

Suddenly, a Canaanite woman from that territory came near and began to shout, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed!"

Mark 7:26

Now the woman happened to be a Greek, born in Phoenicia in Syria. She kept asking him to drive the demon out of her daughter.

Mark 7:32

Some people brought him a deaf man who also had a speech impediment. They begged him to lay his hand on him.

Mark 10:47

When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was there, he began to shout, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Luke 5:12

One day, while Jesus was in one of the cities, a man covered with leprosy saw Jesus and fell on his face, begging him, "Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean."

Mark 1:40

Then a leper came to Jesus and began pleading with him. He fell on his knees and told him, "If you want to, you can make me clean."

Luke 8:28

When he saw Jesus, he screamed, fell down in front of him, and cried out in a loud voice, "What do you want from me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you not to torture me!"

Luke 9:38-40

Suddenly, a man in the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, because he is my only child. Without warning a spirit takes control of him, and he suddenly screams, goes into convulsions, and foams at the mouth. The spirit mauls him and refuses to leave 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 to Galilee, he went to him and asked him repeatedly to come down and heal his son, because he was about to die.

From Thematic Bible


Beggars » General references to

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.

Psalm 109:10

May his children roam around begging, seeking food while driven far from their ruined homes.

Beggars » Examples of

John 9:8

Then the neighbors and those who had previously seen him as a beggar said, "This is the man who used to sit and beg, isn't it?"

Acts 3:2

Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple.

Mark 10:46

Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus, his disciples, and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus (that is, the son of Timaeus) was sitting by the road.

Luke 16:20

A beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores, was brought to his gate.

Beggars » The children of the wicked

Luke 16:3

"Then the servant manager told himself, "What should I do? My master is taking my position away from me. I'm not strong enough to plow, and I'm ashamed to beg.

Psalm 109:10

May his children roam around begging, seeking food while driven far from their ruined homes.

Beggars » Instances of » Lazarus

Luke 16:20-22

A beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores, was brought to his gate. He was always trying to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs used to come and lick his sores. "One day, the beggar 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

Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple. When he saw that Peter and John were about to go into the Temple, he asked them to give him something. Peter, along with John, looked him straight in the eye and said, "Look at us!" read more.
So the man watched them closely, expecting to get something from them.

Beggars » Instances of » Bartimaeus

Mark 10:46

Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus, his disciples, and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus (that is, the son of Timaeus) was sitting by the road.

Beggars » Not the seed of the righteous

Beggars » Instances of » The blind man

John 9:8

Then the neighbors and those who had previously seen him as a beggar said, "This is the man who used to sit and beg, isn't it?"

Beggars » Set among princes

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.

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