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29 Bible Verses about Poverty, Spiritual

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Mark 6:6

He wondered at their unbelief. So He went round the adjacent villages, teaching.

1 Timothy 6:5

and persistent wranglings on the part of people whose intellects are disordered and they themselves blinded to all knowledge of the truth; who imagine that godliness means gain.

Luke 12:20-21

"But God said to him, "'Foolish man, this night your life is demanded from you; and these preparations--for whom shall they be?' "So is it with him who amasses treasure for himself, but has no riches in God."

Luke 16:22-23

"But in course of time the beggar died; and he was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and had a funeral. And in Hades, being in torment, he looked and saw Abraham in the far distance, and Lazarus resting in his arms.

James 5:1-6

Come, you rich men, weep aloud and howl for your sorrows which will soon be upon you. Your treasures have rotted, and your piles of clothing are moth-eaten; your gold and your silver have become covered with rust, and the rust on them will give evidence against you, and will eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded up wealth in these last days.read more.
I tell you that the pay of the labourers who have gathered in your crops--pay which you are keeping back--is calling out against you; and the outcries of those who have been your reapers have entered into the ears of the Lord of the armies of Heaven. Here on earth you have lived self-indulgent and profligate lives. You have stupefied yourselves with gross feeding; but a day of slaughter has come. You have condemned--you have murdered-- the righteous man: he offers no resistance.

Matthew 13:14-15

And in regard to them the prophecy of Isaiah is receiving signal fulfilment: "'You will hear and hear and by no means understand, and you will look and look and by no means see. For this people's mind is stupefied, their hearing has become dull, and their eyes they have closed; to prevent their ever seeing with their eyes, or hearing with their ears, or understanding with their minds, and turning back, so that I might heal them.'

Revelation 2:5

Be mindful, therefore, of the height from which you have fallen. Repent at once, and act as you did at first, or else I will surely come and remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent.

Romans 7:18

For I know that in me, that is, in my lower self, nothing good has its home; for while the will to do right is present with me, the power to carry it out is not.

Luke 7:6

Then Jesus went with them. But when He was not far from the house, the Captain sent friends to Him with the message: "Sir, do not trouble to come. I am not worthy of having you come under my roof;

Luke 6:20-21

Then fixing His eyes upon His disciples, Jesus said to them, "Blessed are you poor, because the Kingdom of God is yours. "Blessed are you who hunger now, because your hunger shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you who now weep aloud, because you shall laugh.

1 Peter 5:5-6

In the same way you younger men must submit to your elders; and all of you must gird yourselves with humility towards one another, for God sets Himself against the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore beneath the mighty hand of God, so that at the right time He may set you on high.

James 1:9

Let a brother in humble life rejoice when raised to a higher position;

Hebrews 10:34

For you not only showed sympathy with those who were imprisoned, but you even submitted with joy when your property was taken from you, being well aware that you have in your own selves a more valuable possession and one which will remain.

Hebrews 11:37-40

They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tried by temptation, they were killed with the sword. They went from place to place in sheepskins or goatskins, enduring want, oppression and cruelty. They wandered across deserts and mountains, or hid themselves in caves and in holes in the ground. And although by their faith all these people won God's approval, none of them received the fulfilment of His great promise;read more.
for God had provided for them and us something better, so that apart from us they were not to attain to full blessedness.

Revelation 2:9

Your sufferings I know, and your poverty--but you are rich--and the evil name given you by those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but are Satan's synagogue.

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Poverty, spiritual » Destitution of the truth

1 Timothy 6:5

and persistent wranglings on the part of people whose intellects are disordered and they themselves blinded to all knowledge of the truth; who imagine that godliness means gain.

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

Matthew 18:23-25

"For this reason the Kingdom of the Heavens may be compared to a king who determined to have a settlement of accounts with his servants. But as soon as he began the settlement, one was brought before him who owed 10,000 talents, and was unable to pay. So his master ordered that he and his wife and children and everything that he had should be sold, and payment 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

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

Luke 15:14

At last, when he had spent everything, there came a terrible famine throughout that country, and he began to feel the pinch of want.