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68 Bible Verses about Poverty, Attitudes Towards

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Deuteronomy 15:7-8

When there cometh to be among you a needy person any one of thy brethren within any one of thy gates, in thy land, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart nor shut thy hand from thy needy brother; but thou shalt, open, thy hand unto him, - and, lend, him enough to meet the poverty which doth impoverish him.

James 2:15-16

If, a brother or sister, should be naked, and coming short of the daily food, And one from among you should say unto them - Withdraw in peace, be getting warmed and fed, but should not give them the things needful for the body, What the profit?

Exodus 23:6

Thou shalt not pervert the vindication of thy needy one in his quarrel.

Leviticus 25:35-37

And, when thy brother waxeth poor, and his hand becometh feeble with thee, then shalt thou strengthen him, as a sojourner and a settler, so shall he live with thee. Do not accept from him interest or profit, but stand thou in awe of thy God, - so shall thy brother live with thee. Thy silver, shalt thou not give him on interest, - neither, for profit, shalt thou give him thy food.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, - of thy brethren or of thy sojourners that are in thy land, within thy gates; for his day, shalt thou give his hire neither shall the sun, go in upon it, for, poor, he is, and, unto it, is he lifting up his soul, - lest he cry out against thee, unto Yahweh, and it be, in thee a sin.

2 Samuel 12:1-4

So then Yahweh sent Nathan the prophet unto David, - who therefore came unto him and said to him - Two men, there were in a certain city, the one, rich, and, the other, poor. The, rich, man had flocks and herds exceeding many; whereas the, poor, man had, nothing, - save one little lamb, which he had made his own, and sustained, and it had grown up with him and with his children, all together, - of his own morsel, used it to eat, and, out of his own cup, used it to drink, and, in his own bosom, used it to lie, and it was to him, as a daughter.read more.
Now there came a traveller to the rich man, but he thought it a pity to take of his own flock, or his own herd, to make ready for the wayfarer who had come to him, - so he took the lamb of his poor neighbour, and made ready for the man who had come to him.

Job 24:1-4

Wherefore, since from the Almighty times are not hid, have, his knowing ones, no vision of his days? Boundaries, men move back, flocks, they seize and consume; The ass of the fatherless, they drive off, they take in pledge the ox of the widow;read more.
They turn aside the needy out of the way, at once, are the humbled of the land made to hide themselves.

Jeremiah 22:2-3

and say - Hear thou the word of Yahweh O king of Judah who sittest upon the throne of David, - thou, and thy servants and thy people who enter in at these gates, Thus, saith Yahweh, - Execute ye justice, and righteousness, And deliver the robbed out of the hand of the oppressor, - But the sojourner the fatherless, and the widow, do not oppress neither commit violence, And the blood of the innocent, do not ye shed, in this place.

Ezekiel 18:10-13

But he hath begotten a son Who is a violent man A shedder of blood,- Who doeth the like of any of these things; Whereas he, none of those other things, doeth, For indeed upon the mountains, he hath eaten, And the wife of his neighbour, hath defiled; The oppressed and the needy, hath treated with violence, Hath ruthlessly plundered, The pledge, hath not restored, But unto the manufactured gods, hath lifted up his eyes, Abomination, hath wrought;read more.
Upon interest, hath put out. And increase, hath accepted - , And shall he live? He shall not live All these abominations, he hath done, He shall surely be put to death, His blood, upon himself, shall be.

Amos 2:6-7

Thus, saith Yahweh, Because of three transgressions of Israel, and because of four, will I not turn it back, - Because they have sold - for silver - the righteous, and the needy - for a pair of shoes: Who strive to bring the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and, the way of the oppressed, they pervert, - Yea, a man and his own father, go in unto the maid, to profane my holy Name!

James 2:2-4

For, if there enter into your synagogue a man wearing gold rings in gay clothing, and there enter a destitute man also, in soiled clothing, - And ye eye him that hath on the gay clothing, and say, Thou, be sitting here, pleasantly, - and, unto the destitute man, say - Thou, stand, or sit there under my footstool, Would ye not have been led to make distinctions among yourselves, and have become judges with wicked reasonings?

Deuteronomy 14:28-29

At the end of three years, shalt thou bring forth all the tithe of thine increase in that year, - and shalt lay it up within thy gates; and the Levite shall come in - because he hath neither portion nor inheritance with thee - and the sojourner and the fatherless and the widow who are within thy gates, and they shall eat and be satisfied, - that Yahweh thy God may bless thee, in all the work of thy hand which thou shalt do.

Exodus 23:11

but the seventh year, shalt thou let it rest and be still so shall the needy of thy people eat, and what they leave, shall the wild-beast of the field eat, - in like manner, shalt thou deal with thy vineyard with thine oliveyard.

Leviticus 19:9-10

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly clear the border of thy field, in reaping, - nor shalt thou gather up the gleaning of thy harvest. And, thy vineyard, shalt thou not go over again, nor gather, every single grape: for the poor and for the sojourner, shalt thou leave them, I - Yahweh, am your God.

Leviticus 25:5-6

that which groweth of itself of thy harvest, shalt thou not reap; and the grapes of thine unpruned vines, shalt thou not cut off: a year of sacred rest, shall there be to the land. So shall the sabbath of the land be unto you for food: unto thee, and unto thy servant and unto thy handmaid, - and unto thy hireling, and unto thy settlers that are sojourning with thee;

Psalm 82:3-4

Vindicate the weak and the fatherless, The oppressed and the poor, see righted; Deliver the weak sad the needy, Out of the hand of the lawless, make rescue.

Job 29:11-17

When, the ear, heard, then it pronounced me happy, When, the eye, saw, then it bare me witness; Because I used to deliver the oppressed who was crying out for aid, the fatherless also, and him that had no helper; The blessing of him that was ready to perish, upon me was wont to descend, and, the heart of the widow, caused I to sing for joy;read more.
Righteousness, I put on, and it clothed me, Like a robe and turban, was my, justice; Eyes, became I to the, blind, and, feet to the lame, was, I! A father, was, I, to the needy, and, as for the cause which I knew not, I used to search it out; And I shivered the fangs of the perverse, - and, out of his teeth, I tare the prey.

Luke 3:11

And, answering, he said unto them - He that hath two tunics, let him share with him that hath none, and, he that hath food, in like manner, let him be doing.

Acts 9:36

Now, in Joppa, there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, which, being translated, means Dorcas a Gazelle . The same, was full of good works and alms which she was doing.

Deuteronomy 15:9-11

Take thou heed to thyself lest there be something near thine abandoned heart, saying - Drawing nigh, is the seventh year the year of release, and so thine eye be evil, against thy needy brother, and thou give not unto him, - and he cry out against thee unto Yahweh, and it become in thee a sin! Thou shalt, give, unto him, and thy heart shall not be evil when thou givest unto him, - for on account of this very thing, will Yahweh thy God bless thee, in all that thou doest and in all whereunto thou puttest thy hand. For the needy will not cease out of the midst of the land - for this cause, am I commanding thee, saying, Thou shalt open, thy hand unto thy brother to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

Deuteronomy 14:29

and the Levite shall come in - because he hath neither portion nor inheritance with thee - and the sojourner and the fatherless and the widow who are within thy gates, and they shall eat and be satisfied, - that Yahweh thy God may bless thee, in all the work of thy hand which thou shalt do.

Ruth 2:14

And Boaz said to her at mealtime - Draw nigh hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. So she sat beside the reapers, and there was reached to her parched corn, and she did eat and was satisfied, and left thereof remaining.

Psalm 112:9

He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the needy, His righteousness, standeth for aye, His horn, shall be exalted in honour.

Jeremiah 39:10

But of the poor people, who had, nothing, did Nebuzaradan chief of the royal executioners, leave remaining in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and ploughed fields on the same day.

Matthew 15:32

But, Jesus, calling near his disciples, said - My compassions are moved towards the multitude, because even now, three days, abide they with me, and they have nothing to eat, - and, to dismiss them fasting, I am not willing, lest by any means they faint in the way.

Mark 8:1-3

In those days, there being, again a large multitude, and they not having any thing to eat, calling near the disciples, he saith unto them - I am moved with compassion towards the multitude, because, already three days, abide they with me, and they have nothing to eat; and, if dismiss them fasting unto their home, they will be exhausted in the way, - and, certain of them, are, from afar.

Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord, is upon me, because he hath anointed me - to tell glad tidings unto the destitute; He hath sent me forth, - To proclaim, to captives, a release, and, to the blind, a recovering of sight, - to send away the crushed, with a release; To proclaim the welcome year of the Lord.

John 13:29

For, some, were thinking, since Judas held the bag, that Jesus was saying to him - Buy the things of which we have, need, for the feast; or that, unto the destitute, he should give something.

Acts 2:44-45

And, all who believed, with one accord, began to hold all things common; and, their possessions and goods, were they selling and distributing them unto all, in so far as anyone had need.

Acts 4:32-35

And, the throng of them that believed, had one heart and soul, and not so much as one was saying that, aught of his goods, was, his own, but they had all things common. And, with great power, were the apostles giving forth their witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus; great favour also was upon them all. For there was not so much as anyone, lacking, among them; for, as many as were possessors of lands or houses, selling them, were bringing the prices of the things that were being sold,read more.
And laying them at the feet of the Apostles, while on the other hand they were distributing unto each one, in so far as any one had, need.

Acts 11:29-30

And, according as any one of the disciples was being prospered, they each one of them set apart something for ministering, to send unto the brethren, who dwelt in Jerusalem; - Which thing they also did, sending it unto the Elders, through the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 24:17

Now, after many years, intending to do, alms, unto my nation, I arrived, - also to present offerings; among which they found me, purified in the temple, not with a multitude, nor with tumult;

Romans 15:25-27

But, now, I am journeying unto Jerusalem, ministering unto the saints; For Macedonia and Achaia have been well-pleased to make a certain fellowship for the destitute of the saints who are in Jerusalem, - They have been well-pleased, indeed, - and, their debtors, they are; for, if, with their spiritual things the nations have come into fellowship, they are bound also with their own carnal things to minister publicly unto them.

2 Corinthians 8:13-15

For, not that unto others should be relief, and unto you distress do I speak , but, by equality, in the present season, your surplus for their deficiency, - In order that their surplus may come to be for your deficiency: that there may come about an equality: - Even as it is written - He that gathered the much, had not more than enough, and, he that gathered the little, had not less,

Matthew 25:34-36

Then, will the king say to those on his right hand: Come ye, the blessed of my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; For I hungered, and ye gave me to eat, I thirsted, and ye gave me drink, a stranger, was I, and ye took me home, Naked, and ye clothed me, sick, and ye visited me, in prison, was I, and ye came unto me.

Psalm 10:14

Thou hast seen! For, thou, mischief and misery, dost discern, to requite with thine own hand, Unto thee, doth, the unfortunate one, give himself up, To the fatherless, thou thyself, hast become a helper.

Isaiah 10:2

Turning aside from judgment, the poor, And robbing, of justice, the oppressed of my people, - So that, widows, become, their spoil, And of the fatherless, they make prey.

Deuteronomy 16:11

So shalt thou rejoice before Yahweh thy God - thou, and thy son and thy daughter and thy servant and thy handmaid, and the Levite who is within thy gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless and the widow who are in thy midst, - in the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose, to make a habitation for his name there.

Ruth 4:5

Then said Boaz, What day thou takest over the land from the hand of Naomi, also, of Ruth the Moabitess, wife of the dead, dost thou take it , to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.

2 Kings 4:1

Now, a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets, made outcry unto Elisha, saying - Thy servant, my husband, is dead, and, thou, knowest that, thy servant, was one who revered Yahweh, - now, the creditor, hath come to take my two boys to himself as bondmen.

Job 22:9

Widows, thou hast sent away empty, and, the arms of the fatherless, thou dost crush.

Malachi 3:5

Therefore will I draw near unto you for judgment, and will become a swift witness against the mutterers of incantations, and against the adulterers, and against them that swear to a falsehood, - and against them who rob the hire of the hireling, the widow and the fatherless, and that drive away the sojourner, and do not revere me, saith Yahweh of hosts.

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