Poverty, Spiritual

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Mark 6:6

And he wondered because of their unbelief. And he went round the villages in a circuit, teaching.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of a righteous man feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people are led away captive from lack of knowledge, and their nobility die of famine, and their multitude are parched with thirst.

Isaiah 56:10-11

His watchmen are all of them blind, they are without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs that cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber: and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:

Jeremiah 5:4

And I said, Surely these are the wretched ones, they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

Luke 12:20-21

But God said to him, Fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; and whose shall be what thou hast prepared? Thus is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Luke 16:22-23

And it came to pass that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the angels into the bosom of Abraham. And the rich man also died and was buried. And in hades lifting up his eyes, being in torments, he sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

James 5:1-6

Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you. Your wealth is become rotten, and your garments moth-eaten. Your gold and silver is eaten away, and their canker shall be for a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have heaped up treasure in the last days.read more.
Behold, the wages of your labourers, who have harvested your fields, wrongfully kept back by you, cry, and the cries of those that have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived luxuriously on the earth and indulged yourselves; ye have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter; ye have condemned, ye have killed the just; he does not resist you.

Amos 8:11

Behold, days come, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah.

Lamentations 2:9

Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars. Her king and her princes are among the nations: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from Jehovah.

Ezekiel 7:26

Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; and they shall seek a vision from a prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the elders.

Matthew 13:14-15

and in them is filled up the prophecy of Esaias, which says, Hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand, and beholding ye shall behold and not see; for the heart of this people has grown fat, and they have heard heavily with their ears, and they have closed their eyes as asleep, lest they should see with the eyes, and hear with the ears, and understand with the heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Psalm 40:17

But I am afflicted and needy: the Lord thinketh upon me. Thou art my help and my deliverer: my God, make no delay.

Psalm 34:6

This afflicted one called, and Jehovah heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 35:10

All my bones shall say, Jehovah, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the afflicted from one stronger than he, yea, the afflicted and the needy from him that spoileth him!

Psalm 70:5

But I am afflicted and needy: make haste unto me, O God. Thou art my help and my deliverer: O Jehovah, make no delay.

Psalm 86:1

{A Prayer of David.} Incline thine ear, Jehovah, answer me; for I am afflicted and needy.

Psalm 109:22

For I am afflicted and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

Psalm 8:3-4

When I see thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars, which thou hast established; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Luke 7:6

And Jesus went with them. But already, when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent to him friends, saying to him, Lord, do not trouble thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof.

Luke 6:20-21

And he, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. Blessed ye that weep now, for ye shall laugh.

Psalm 116:6

Jehovah keepeth the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me.

1 Peter 5:5-6

Likewise ye younger, be subject to the elder, and all of you bind on humility towards one another; for God sets himself against the proud, but to the humble gives grace. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the due time;

Proverbs 15:16-17

Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith. Better is a meal of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred therewith.

Proverbs 28:6

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse, double in ways, though he be rich.

Proverbs 16:19

Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

James 1:9

But let the brother of low degree glory in his elevation,

Hebrews 11:37-40

They were stoned, were sawn asunder, were tempted, died by the death of the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, evil treated, (of whom the world was not worthy,) wandering in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caverns of the earth. And these all, having obtained witness through faith, did not receive the promise,read more.
God having foreseen some better thing for us, that they should not be made perfect without us.

Revelation 2:9

I know thy tribulation and thy poverty; but thou art rich; and the railing of those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but a synagogue of Satan.

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Poverty, spiritual » Destitution of the truth

2 Chronicles 15:3

Now for a long while Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law;

Amos 8:11

Behold, days come, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah.

Poverty, spiritual » Examples of moral and spiritual bankruptcy » The bankrupt servant

Matthew 18:23-25

For this cause the kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who would reckon with his bondmen. And having begun to reckon, one debtor of ten thousand talents was brought to him. But he not having anything to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and his children, and everything that he had, and that payment should be made.

Poverty, spiritual » Examples of moral and spiritual bankruptcy » The laodicean church

Poverty, spiritual » Examples of moral and spiritual bankruptcy » The gentiles

Poverty, spiritual » Examples of moral and spiritual bankruptcy » Inhabitants of jerusalem

Jeremiah 5:4

And I said, Surely these are the wretched ones, they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God.

Poverty, spiritual » Examples of moral and spiritual bankruptcy » The prodigal son

Luke 15:14

But when he had spent all there arose a violent famine throughout that country, and he began to be in want.