He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; he will reward him.
For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall surely open your hand to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor, in your land.
However there shall be no poor with you; (for Yahweh will surely bless you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it;)
For you always have the poor with you; but you don't always have me.
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.
For you always have the poor with you, but you don't always have me."
Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.
All the relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.
The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.
For what advantage has the wise more than the fool? What has the poor man, that knows how to walk before the living?
For out of prison he came forth to be king; yes, even in his kingdom he was born poor.
Then I said, "Surely these are poor. They are foolish; for they don't know the way of Yahweh, nor the law of their God.
But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of him who vowed shall the priest value him.
"'If your brother has become poor, and his hand can't support him among you; then you shall uphold him. He shall live with you like an alien and a temporary resident.
"'If your brother has grown poor among you, and sells himself to you; you shall not make him to serve as a slave.
"'If an alien or temporary resident with you becomes rich, and your brother beside him has grown poor, and sells himself to the stranger or foreigner living among you, or to a member of the stranger's family;
The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor who has understanding sees through him.
Then I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in;
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.