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63 Bible Verses about Poverty, Spiritual

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Mark 6:6

and he wondered because of their unbelief. And he was going round the villages, in a circle, teaching,

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people removed without knowledge, And its honourable ones are famished, And its multitude dried up of thirst.

Isaiah 56:10-11

Blind are his watchmen -- all of them, They have not known, All of them are dumb dogs, they are not able to bark, Dozing, lying down, loving to slumber. And the dogs are strong of desire, They have not known sufficiency, And they are shepherds! They have not known understanding, All of them to their own way they did turn, Each to his dishonest gain from his quarter:

Jeremiah 5:4

And I -- I said, 'Surely these are poor, They have been foolish, For they have not known the way of Jehovah, The judgment of their God.

Hosea 4:6

Cut off have been My people for lack of knowledge, Because thou knowledge hast rejected, I reject thee from being priest to Me, And thou forgettest the law of thy God, I forget thy sons, I also!

Luke 12:20-21

And God said to him, Unthinking one! this night thy soul they shall require from thee, and what things thou didst prepare -- to whom shall they be? so is he who is treasuring up to 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 messengers to the bosom of Abraham -- and the rich man also died, and was buried; and in the hades having lifted up his eyes, being in torments, he doth see Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom,

James 5:1-6

Go, now, ye rich! weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you; your riches have rotted, and your garments have become moth-eaten; your gold and silver have rotted, and the rust of them for a testimony shall be to you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye made treasure in the last days!read more.
lo, the reward of the workmen, of those who in-gathered your fields, which hath been fraudulently kept back by you -- doth cry out, and the exclamations of those who did reap into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth have entered; ye did live in luxury upon the earth, and were wanton; ye did nourish your hearts, as in a day of slaughter; ye did condemn -- ye did murder the righteous one, he doth not resist you.

Amos 8:11

Lo, days are coming, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And I have sent a famine into the land, Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water But of hearing the words of Jehovah.

Lamentations 2:9

Sunk into the earth have her gates, He hath destroyed and broken her bars, Her king and her princes are among the nations, There is no law, also her prophets Have not found vision from Jehovah.

Ezekiel 7:26

Mischief on mischief cometh, and report is on report, And they have sought a vision from a prophet, And law doth perish from the priest, And counsel from the elders,

Matthew 13:14-15

and fulfilled on them is the prophecy of Isaiah, that saith, With hearing ye shall hear, and ye shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and ye shall not perceive, for made gross was the heart of this people, and with the ears they heard heavily, and their eyes they did close, lest they might see with the eyes, and with the ears might hear, and with the heart understand, and turn back, and I might heal them.

Revelation 2:5

remember, then, whence thou hast fallen, and reform, and the first works do; and if not, I come to thee quickly, and will remove thy lamp-stand from its place -- if thou mayest not reform;

Psalm 40:17

And I am poor and needy, The Lord doth devise for me. My help and my deliverer art Thou, O my God, tarry Thou not.

Psalm 35:10

All my bones say, 'Jehovah, who is like Thee, Delivering the poor from the stronger than he, And the poor and needy from his plunderer.'

Psalm 70:5

And I am poor and needy, O God, haste to me, My help and my deliverer art Thou, O Jehovah, tarry Thou not!

Psalm 86:1

A Prayer of David. Incline, O Jehovah, Thine ear, Answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Psalm 109:22

For I am poor and needy, And my heart hath been pierced in my midst.

Romans 7:18

for I have known that there doth not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh, good: for to will is present with me, and to work that which is right I do not find,

Psalm 8:3-4

For I see Thy heavens, a work of Thy fingers, Moon and stars that Thou didst establish. What is man that Thou rememberest him? The son of man that Thou inspectest him?

Luke 7:6

And Jesus was going on with them, and now when he is not far distant from the house the centurion sent unto him friends, saying to him, 'Sir, be not troubled, for I am not worthy that under my roof thou mayest enter;

Luke 6:20-21

And he, having lifted up his eyes to his disciples, said: 'Happy the poor -- because yours is the reign of God. Happy those hungering now -- because ye shall be filled. 'Happy those weeping now -- because ye shall laugh.

Psalm 116:6

A preserver of the simple is Jehovah, I was low, and to me He giveth salvation.

1 Peter 5:5-6

In like manner, ye younger, be subject to elders, and all to one another subjecting yourselves; with humble-mindedness clothe yourselves, because God the proud doth resist, but to the humble He doth give grace; be humbled, then, under the powerful hand of God, that you He may exalt in good time,

Proverbs 15:16-17

Better is a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it. Better is an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.

Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice.

Proverbs 16:19

Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.

James 1:9

And let the brother who is low rejoice in his exaltation,

Hebrews 11:37-40

they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tried; in the killing of the sword they died; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins -- being destitute, afflicted, injuriously treated, of whom the world was not worthy; in deserts wandering, and in mountains, and in caves, and in the holes of the earth; and these all, having been testified to through the faith, did not receive the promise,read more.
God for us something better having provided, that apart from us they might not be made perfect.

Revelation 2:9

I have known thy works, and tribulation, and poverty -- yet thou art rich -- and the evil-speaking of those saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but are a synagogue of the Adversary.

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Poverty, spiritual » Destitution of the truth

2 Chronicles 15:3

and many days are to Israel without a true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law,

Amos 8:11

Lo, days are coming, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And I have sent a famine into the land, Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water But of hearing the words of Jehovah.

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

Matthew 18:23-25

'Because of this was the reign of the heavens likened to a man, a king, who did will to take reckoning with his servants, and he having begun to take account, there was brought near to him one debtor of a myriad of talents, and he having nothing to pay, his lord did command him to be sold, and his wife, and the children, and all, whatever he had, and payment to 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 -- I said, 'Surely these are poor, They have been foolish, For they have not known the way of Jehovah, The judgment of their God.

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

Luke 15:14

and he having spent all, there came a mighty famine on that country, and himself began to be in want;