Poverty, Spiritual

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Proverbs 10:21

Lips of righteousness feed many, but fools {die for lack of sense}.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people will go into exile without knowledge, [and] their nobles [will be] men of hunger, and their multitude [is] parched [with] thirst.

Isaiah 56:10-11

His watchmen [are] blind, none of them know. They [are] all dumb dogs; they are unable to bark, panting, lying down, loving to slumber. And the dogs {have a greedy appetite}; they {are never satisfied}. And they are [the] shepherds! They do not have understanding. They all turn to their [own] way, each one for his [own] gain, {every one of them}.

Jeremiah 5:4

Then I said, "[They are] just simple people, they are foolish, for they know not the way of Yahweh, the law of their God.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from acting as a priest for me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Luke 12:20-21

But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?' So [is] the one who stores up treasure for himself, and who is not rich toward God!"

Luke 16:22-23

Now it happened that the poor man died, and he was carried away by the angels to {Abraham's side}. And the rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes [as he] was in torment [and] saw Abraham from a distance, and Lazarus {at his side}.

James 5:1-6

Come now, you rich people, weep [and] cry aloud over the miseries that are coming upon you! Your wealth has rotted, and your clothing has become moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have become corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you, and it will consume your flesh like fire. You have stored up treasure in the last days.read more.
Behold, the wages that were held back by you from the workers who reap your fields cry out, and the cries of the reapers have come to the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived self-indulgently on the earth and have lived luxuriously. You have fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous [person]; he does not resist you.

Amos 8:11

Look, the days are coming," {declares} my Lord Yahweh, "when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine for bread and not a thirst for water, but {of hearing} the words of Yahweh!

Lamentations 2:9

Her gates have sunk into the earth; he has ruined and broken her bars, her kings and its princes [are] among the nations; there is no more law. Also, her prophets have not found a revelation from Yahweh.

Ezekiel 7:26

Calamity upon calamity will come, and rumor will be upon rumor. And they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction will perish from [the] priest and counsel from [the] elders.

Matthew 13:14-15

and with reference to them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says, "{You will listen carefully} and will never understand, and {you will look closely} and will never perceive. For the heart of this people has become dull, and with their ears they hear with difficulty, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them."

Revelation 2:5

Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do {the works you did at first}. But if you do not, I am coming to you, and I will remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

Psalm 40:17

But I [am] poor and needy. Let my Lord consider me. You [are] my help and my deliverer. O my God, do not delay.

Psalm 35:10

All of my bones shall say, "O Yahweh, who [is] like you, who delivers [the] poor from [one] stronger than he and [the] poor and needy from [the one who] robs him?"

Psalm 70:5

But I [am] poor and needy; O God hasten to me. You [are] my help and my deliverer. O Yahweh, do not delay.

Psalm 86:1

Incline, O Yahweh, your ear [and] answer me, because I [am] poor and needy.

Psalm 109:22

for I [am] poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

Psalm 8:3-4

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, [the] moon and [the] stars which you set in place-- what [is] a human being that you think of him? and a child of humankind that you care for him?

Luke 7:6

So Jesus went with them. Now by this time he was not far away from the house, [and] the centurion sent friends, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy that you should come in under my roof.

Luke 6:20-21

And he lifted up his eyes to his disciples [and] said, "Blessed [are] the poor, because yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed [are] those who are hungry now, because you will be satisfied. Blessed [are] those who weep now, Because you will laugh.

Psalm 116:6

Yahweh watches over [the] simple. I was brought low, but he gave me victory.

1 Peter 5:5-6

In the same way, younger men, be subject to the elders, and all [of you] clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the [right] time,

Luke 1:53

He has filled those who are hungry with good [things], and those who are rich he has sent away empty-handed.

Psalm 37:16

[The] little belonging to the righteous [is] better than [the] wealth of many wicked.

Proverbs 15:16-17

Better [is] little with the fear of Yahweh than great treasure and trouble with it. Better [is] a dinner of vegetables when love [is] there than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Proverbs 28:6

Better [to be] poor and walking in one's integrity than to be crooked of ways when one [is] rich.

James 1:9

Now let the brother of humble circumstances boast in his high position,

Hebrews 11:37-40

They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by murder with a sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, impoverished, afflicted, mistreated, of whom the world was not worthy, wandering about on deserts and mountains and in caves and in holes in the ground. And [although they] all were approved through their faith, they did not receive what was promised,read more.
[because] God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us.

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.

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Poverty, spiritual » Destitution of the truth

2 Chronicles 15:3

Now Israel [has been] without the true God many days, and without a teaching priest, and without law,

Amos 8:11

Look, the days are coming," {declares} my Lord Yahweh, "when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine for bread and not a thirst for water, but {of hearing} the words of Yahweh!

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

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.

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 said, "[They are] just simple people, they are foolish, for they know not the way of Yahweh, the law of their God.

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

Luke 15:14

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