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13 Bible Verses about Poor, The Wicked Response To
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He didn’t say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it.
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. They gather their fodder in the field
and glean the vineyards of the wicked.read more.
Without clothing, they spend the night naked,
having no covering against the cold. Drenched by mountain rains,
they huddle against the rocks, shelterless. The fatherless infant is snatched from the breast;
the nursing child of the poor is seized as collateral. Without clothing, they wander about naked.
They carry sheaves but go hungry.
The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy and unlawfully exploited the foreign resident.
The righteous person knows the rights of the poor,
but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.
The Lord says:I will not relent from punishing Israel
for three crimes, even four,
because they sell a righteous person for silver
and a needy person for a pair of sandals.
Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan
who are on the hill of Samaria,
women who oppress the poor
and crush the needy,
who say to their husbands,
“Bring us something to drink.”
Therefore, because you trample on the poor
and exact a grain tax from him,
you will never live in the houses of cut stone
you have built;
you will never drink the wine
from the lush vineyards
you have planted.
In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue the afflicted;
let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
asking, “When will the New Moon be over
so we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath,
so we may market wheat?
We can reduce the measure
while increasing the price
and cheat with dishonest scales. We can buy the poor with silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals
and even sell the chaff!”