31 Bible Verses about Poverty, Attitudes Towards

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James 2:15-16

If a brother or sister may be naked, and may be destitute of daily food, and one of you may say to them, Go in peace, be ye warmed, and be ye fed; and give them not the necessaries of the body; what profit is it?

James 2:2-4

For if a gold-ringed man may come into your synagogue, in shining apparel, and a poor man may also come in with soiled clothing; and you may look upon the one wearing the shining garment, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and may say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit down beneath my footstool: are you not condemned among yourselves, and have you not become the judges of evil reasonings?

Luke 3:11

And responding he says to them, Let the one having two coats, give to him having none, and let the one having food do likewise.

Acts 9:36

But there was a certain disciple in Joppa, by name Tabitha, who being interpreted is called Dorcas: and she was full of good works and alms which she was doing.

Matthew 15:32

And Jesus calling His disciples to Him, said, I sympathize with the multitude, because already three days abide unto me, and they have nothing which they may eat; I do not wish to send them away fasting, lest they may faint on the road.

Mark 8:1-3

In those days, the multitude being large, and having nothing which they may eat, Jesus calling His disciples, says to them, I sympathize with the multitude because three days already abide unto me, and they have nothing which they may eat. If I shall send them away to their homes fasting, they will faint on the road; indeed some of them have come from afar.

Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor: hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and sight to the blind, and to set at liberty them that are bruised, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

John 13:29

for some thought, as Judas had the purse, that Jesus says to him, Purchase some of those things of which we have need at the supper; or something that he might give to the poor.

Acts 2:44-45

And all those who believed were together and had all things common, and they sold their possessions and personalities, and divided the same unto all, as each one had need.

Acts 4:32-35

And of the multitude who believed there was one heart and soul, and no one was saying that any of those things which belonged to him were his own, but all things were common to them. And with great power the apostles continued to give witness of the resurrection of Jesus Christ the Lord; and great grace was upon them all. For no one among them was in need; for so many possessions of lands or houses as belonged to them, selling, they were bringing the prices of the things having been sold,read more.
and laying them at the feet of the apostles; and it was distributed to each as any one had need.

Acts 11:29-30

And they determined that each one of them should send to the ministry to the brethren dwelling in Judea, as each one of the disciples was prosperous; and this they did, sending to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 24:17

And after many years I came to do alms and offerings to my race;

Romans 15:25-27

For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a certain contribution to the poor who are in Jerusalem. For they were pleased to do so; and they are their debtors: for if the Gentiles participated in spiritual things, they owe it to them also to minister unto them in carnal things.

2 Corinthians 8:13-15

For it is not that there may be relief to others, affliction to you, but that it may be according to equality: at this time your abundance may correspond to their deficiency, that their abundance may correspond with your deficiency, in order that there may be equality: as has been written, He that had much did not super-abound; and he that had little did not lack.

Matthew 25:34-36

Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom which has been prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in; was naked, and ye clothed me: was sick, and ye visited me: was in prison, and ye came unto me.

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