Poverty, Causes Of

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Genesis 3:17-19

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Genesis 2:9-14

And Yahweh God caused to grow every tree [that] was pleasing to the sight and good for food. And the tree of life [was] in the midst of the garden, {along with} the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Now a river flowed out from Eden that watered the garden, and from there it diverged and became four branches. The name of the first [is] the Pishon. It went around all the land of Havilah, where [there is] gold.read more.
(The gold of that land [is] good; bdellium and onyx stones [are] there.) And the name of the second [is] Gihon. It went around all the land of Cush. And the name of the third [is] Tigris. It flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river [is] the Euphrates.

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

"{Because} [of the fact] that you did not serve Yahweh your God with joy and with gladness of heart for the abundance of everything, then you shall serve your enemies, whom Yahweh will send against you [under conditions of] famine, in thirst, in nakedness, and in lack of everything; and he shall place a yoke of iron on your neck {until he has destroyed you}.

Isaiah 3:1

For look, the Lord Yahweh of hosts [is] removing {every source of support} from Jerusalem and from Judah: all of [the] supplies of bread and all of [the] supplies of water,

Amos 4:6

"And I in turn gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities and lack of bread in all your places. Yet you did not return to me," [is] the declaration of Yahweh.

Proverbs 6:10-11

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest-- like a {robber} shall your poverty come, and what you lack like an armed man.

Proverbs 24:33-34

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest, and your poverty will come running, and your lack like an armed warrior.

Proverbs 6:26

For [the] price of a woman, a prostitute, [is the] price of a loaf of bread, but the {woman belonging to a man} hunts precious life.

Proverbs 28:19

He who tills his ground will have plenty bread, but he who follows fantasies will have plenty [of] poverty.

Luke 15:14

And [after] he had spent everything, there was a severe famine throughout that country, and he began to be in need.

Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and disgrace [belong to] him who ignores instruction, but he who guards reproof will be honored.

Proverbs 22:26-27

Do not be with those who {give a pledge} {by becoming} surety. If there is nothing for you to pay, why will he take your bed from under you?

Matthew 18:23-25

"For this [reason] the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man--a king--who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves. And [when] he began to settle [them], someone was brought to him who owed ten thousand talents. And [because] he did not have [enough] to repay [it], the master ordered him to be sold, and his wife and his children and everything that he had, and to be repaid.

Proverbs 28:22

He who hurries for wealth is {a man with an evil eye}, but he does not know that poverty will come upon him.

Acts 20:35

I have shown you [with respect to] all [things] that [by] working hard in this way it is necessary to help those who are in need, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Haggai 1:9

'You have looked for much, and look! [It came] to little; and [when] you brought [it] home, I blew it [away]. Why?' {declares} Yahweh of hosts. 'Because my house [is] desolate and you [are] running each to your own house!

Judges 6:6

Israel was very poor because of the presence of the Midianites, and the {Israelites} cried out to Yahweh.

Job 20:19

for he has oppressed; he has abandoned [the] poor; he has seized a house but did not build it.

Proverbs 13:23

[There is] much food [in] the field of the poor, but {it is swept away} by {injustice}.

Isaiah 1:7

Your country [is] desolate, your cities [are] burned [with] fire; [As for] your land, aliens are devouring it in your presence, and [it is] desolate, like devastation [by] foreigners.

Genesis 45:11

And I will provide for you there, because [there are] still five years of famine--lest you and your household and all that you have become destitute.'

Genesis 47:20-21

So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for each Egyptian sold his field, for the famine [was] severe upon them. And the land became Pharaoh's. As for the people, he transferred them to the cities, from one end of the territory of Egypt to the other.

Job 1:13-21

And then [there] was one day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their firstborn brother's house. And a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing, and the female donkeys were feeding {beside them}. Then the Sabeans {attacked}, and they took them, and they slew the servants {by the edge of the sword}. But I escaped, [even] I alone, to tell you."read more.
While this one was still speaking, {another} came and said, "The fire of God fell from the heavens, and it blazed up against the sheep and goats and against the servants, and it consumed them. But I escaped, [even] I alone, to tell you." While this one was still speaking, {another} came and said, "The Chaldeans formed three divisions, and they made a raid on the camels, and they carried them away, and they struck your servants {by the edge of the sword}, but I escaped, [even] I alone, to tell you." At the time this one was speaking, {another} came and said, "Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their firstborn brother's house. And behold, a great wind came from across the desert, and it struck the four corners of the house {so that} it fell upon the young people, and they died. But I escaped, [even] I alone, to tell you." Then Job arose and tore his outer garment and shaved his head; {then} he fell upon the ground and he worshiped. Then he said, "Naked I came out from my mother's womb, and naked I will return there. Yahweh gives, and Yahweh takes. Let Yahweh's name be blessed."

Deuteronomy 8:7-9

For Yahweh your God [is] bringing you to a good land [with] streams of water, springs and underground water, welling up in the valleys and in the hills, [to] a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranate trees, a land of olive trees, olive oil and honey; [to] a land where you may eat food in it {without scarcity}; you will not find anything lacking in it, a land where its stones [are] iron and from its mountains you can mine copper.

Psalm 34:9-10

Fear Yahweh, [you] his saints, for there is no lack for [those who] fear him. [The] young lions are in want and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh will not lack for any good thing.

2 Kings 4:1

A certain woman from the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. Now you know that your servant was a fearer of Yahweh, but the creditor came to take two of my children for himself as slaves.

Luke 16:20

And a certain poor man {named} Lazarus, covered with sores, lay at his gate,

Romans 15:26

For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

Luke 16:3

And the manager said to himself, 'What should I do, because my master is taking away the management from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

Proverbs 30:8-9

Keep falsehood and a {lying word} far from me; do not give me poverty or wealth; provide me [with] food [only for] my need. Or else I will be satisfied and will deny [him] and say "Who [is] Yahweh?" Or I will be poor and will steal and profane the name of my God.

Psalm 119:71

[It is] good for me that I was afflicted, so that I might learn your statutes.

Mark 12:44

For they all {contributed} out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in everything she had, her whole means of subsistence."

Luke 21:4

For these all put [gifts] into the offering out of their abundance, but this [woman] out of her poverty put in all the means of subsistence that she had."

2 Corinthians 8:2

that with a great ordeal of affliction, the abundance of their joy and the extreme depth of their poverty have overflowed to the wealth of their generosity.

Revelation 2:9

'I know your affliction and poverty (but you are rich), and the slander of those {who call themselves Jews} and are not, but [are] a synagogue of Satan.

Matthew 19:21-22

Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give [the proceeds] to the poor--and you will have treasure in heaven--and come, follow me." But [when] the young man heard the statement, he went away sorrowful, because he was one who had many possessions.

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