Poverty, Spiritual

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Mark 6:6

And He was amazed at their unbelief. Now He was going around the villages in a circuit, teaching.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore My people go into exile because they lack knowledge; the dignitaries are starving, and the masses are parched with thirst.

Isaiah 56:10-11

Israel's watchmen are blind, all of them, they know nothing; all of them are mute dogs, they cannot bark; they dream, lie down, and love to sleep. These dogs have fierce appetites; they never have enough. And they are shepherds who have no discernment; all of them turn to their own way, every last one for his own gain.

Jeremiah 5:4

Then I thought: They are just the poor; they have played the fool. For they don't understand the way of the Lord, the justice of their God.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from serving as My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your sons.

1 Timothy 6:5

and constant disagreement among men whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.

Luke 12:20-21

"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared-whose will they be?' "That's how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God."

Luke 16:22-23

One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side.

James 5:1-6

Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you. Your wealth is ruined: your clothes are moth-eaten; your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days!read more.
Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who reaped your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived luxuriously on the land and have indulged yourselves. You have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter. You have condemned-you have murdered-the righteous man; he does not resist you.

Amos 8:11

Hear this! The days are coming- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God - when I will send a famine through the land: not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Lamentations 2:9

Zion's gates have fallen to the ground; He has destroyed and shattered the bars on her [gates]. Her king and her leaders [live] among the nations, instruction is no more, and even her prophets receive no vision from the Lord.

Ezekiel 7:26

Disaster after disaster will come, and there will be rumor after rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction will perish from the priests and counsel from the elders.

Matthew 13:14-15

Isaiah's prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says: You will listen and listen, yet never understand; and you will look and look, yet never perceive. For this people's heart has grown callous; their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn back- and I would cure them.

Psalm 40:17

I am afflicted and needy; the Lord thinks of me. You are my help and my deliverer; my God, do not delay.

Psalm 35:10

My very bones will say, "Lord, who is like You, rescuing the poor from one too strong for him, the poor or the needy from one who robs him?"

Psalm 70:5

I am afflicted and needy; hurry to me, God. You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay.

Psalm 86:1

Listen, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Psalm 8:3-4

When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You set in place, what is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him?

Luke 7:6

Jesus went with them, and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell Him, "Lord, don't trouble Yourself, since I am not worthy to have You come under my roof.

Luke 6:20-21

Then looking up at His disciples, He said: Blessed are you who are poor, because the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, because you will laugh.

Psalm 116:6

The Lord guards the inexperienced; I was helpless, and He saved me.

Isaiah 66:2

My hand made all these things, and so they all came into being. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and who trembles at My word.

1 Peter 5:5-6

Likewise, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time,

Psalm 37:16

Better the little that the righteous man has than the abundance of many wicked people.

Proverbs 15:16-17

Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure with turmoil. Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.

Proverbs 16:19

Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble than to divide plunder with the proud.

James 1:9

The brother of humble circumstances should boast in his exaltation;

Hebrews 11:37-40

They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, and mistreated. The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts, mountains, caves, and holes in the ground. All these were approved through their faith, but they did not receive what was promised,read more.
since God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us.

Revelation 2:9

I know your tribulation and poverty, yet you are rich. [I know] the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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Poverty, spiritual » Destitution of the truth

1 Timothy 6:5

and constant disagreement among men whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.

2 Chronicles 15:3

For many years Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law,

Amos 8:11

Hear this! The days are coming- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God - when I will send a famine through the land: not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.

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

Matthew 18:23-25

For this reason, the kingdom of heaven can be compared to a king who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began to settle accounts, one who owed 10,000 talents was brought before him. Since he had no way to pay it back, his master commanded that he, his wife, his children, and everything he had be sold to pay the debt.

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

Then I thought: They are just the poor; they have played the fool. For they don't understand the way of the Lord, the justice of their God.

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

Luke 15:14

After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing.

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