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13 Bible Verses about Poverty

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Proverbs 28:19

He who cultivates his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless people and pursuits will have poverty enough.

Job 34:19

[God] is not partial to princes, nor does He regard the rich more than the poor, for they all are the work of His hands.

Job 1:21

And said, Naked (without possessions) came I [into this world] from my mother's womb, and naked (without possessions) shall I depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed (praised and magnified in worship) be the name of the Lord!

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Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

2 Corinthians 6:10

As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things.

worldly Amusements and pleasures » Lead to » Poverty

Amusements and worldly pleasures » Poverty

Carnal security » Poverty

Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Poverty

Covetousness » Leads to » Poverty

Proverbs 28:22

He who has an evil and covetous eye hastens to be rich and knows not that want will come upon him.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Poverty

Gluttony » Leads to » Poverty

Humility of Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Poverty

Humility of Christ » Exhibited in his » Poverty

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

Idleness and sloth » Lead to » Poverty

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

2 Corinthians 6:10

As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Poverty

Isaiah 22:13

But instead, see the pleasure and mirth, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine, [with the idea] Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!

Poverty » Who will end up in poverty

Proverbs 28:19

He who cultivates his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless people and pursuits will have poverty enough.

Poverty » The lord being the maker of the poor

Job 1:20-21

Then Job arose and rent his robe and shaved his head and fell down upon the ground and worshiped And said, Naked (without possessions) came I [into this world] from my mother's womb, and naked (without possessions) shall I depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed (praised and magnified in worship) be the name of the Lord!

Job 34:12-19

Truly God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice. Who put [God] in charge over the earth? Or who laid on Him the whole world? If [God] should set His heart upon him [man] and withdraw His [life-giving] spirit and His breath [from man] to Himself, read more.
All flesh would perish together, and man would turn again to dust. If now you have understanding, hear this; listen to my words. Is it possible that an enemy of right should govern? And will you condemn Him Who is just and mighty? [God] Who says to a king, You are worthless and vile, or to princes and nobles, You are ungodly and evil? [God] is not partial to princes, nor does He regard the rich more than the poor, for they all are the work of His hands.

Poverty » General references to

Isaiah 3:7

In that day he will answer, saying, I will not be a healer and one who binds up; I am not a physician. For in my house is neither bread nor clothing; you shall not make me judge and ruler of the people.

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Paul

2 Corinthians 6:10

As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

Poverty » The poor in spirit

Matthew 5:3

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

Luke 6:20

And solemnly lifting up His eyes on His disciples, He said: Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you poor and lowly and afflicted (destitute of wealth, influence, position, and honor), for the kingdom of God is yours!

Isaiah 66:1-2

Thus says the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you build for Me? And what kind can be My resting-place? For all these things My hand has made, and so all these things have come into being [by and for Me], says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look and have regard: he who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit, and who trembles at My word and reveres My commands.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Drunkenness and gluttony

Proverbs 24:34

So shall your poverty come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.

Poverty » Why jesus Christ became poor

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Indolence

Proverbs 6:10-11

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down and sleep -- " So will your poverty come like a robber or one who travels [with slowly but surely approaching steps] and your want like an armed man [making you helpless].

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The church at smyrna

Revelation 2:9

I know your affliction and distress and pressing trouble and your poverty -- "but you are rich! and how you are abused and reviled and slandered by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Love of pleasure

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Evil associations

Proverbs 28:19

He who cultivates his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless people and pursuits will have poverty enough.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Parsimony

Proverbs 11:24

There are those who [generously] scatter abroad, and yet increase more; there are those who withhold more than is fitting or what is justly due, but it results only in want.

Poverty » What tends to penury

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The widow of zarephath

1 Kings 17:12

And she said, As the Lord your God lives, I have not a loaf baked but only a handful of meal in the jar and a little oil in the bottle. See, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it -- "and die.

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Christ

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The prophet's widow

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » gideon

Judges 6:15

Gideon said to Him, Oh Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Behold, my clan is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The widow who gave two mites

Mark 12:42

And a widow who was poverty-stricken came and put in two copper mites [the smallest of coins], which together make half of a cent.

Rejoicing » In tribulation, examples of » Poverty

2 Corinthians 6:10

As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things.

Security » Carnal, leads men to dream of escape from common ills » Poverty

Spiritual » Poverty » Destitution of the truth

1 Timothy 6:5

And protracted wrangling and wearing discussion and perpetual friction among men who are corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, who imagine that godliness or righteousness is a source of profit [a moneymaking business, a means of livelihood]. From such withdraw.

2 Chronicles 15:3

Now for a long time Israel was without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law.

Ephesians 2:12

[Remember] that you were at that time separated (living apart) from Christ [excluded from all part in Him], utterly estranged and outlawed from the rights of Israel as a nation, and strangers with no share in the sacred compacts of the [Messianic] promise [with no knowledge of or right in God's agreements, His covenants]. And you had no hope (no promise); you were in the world without God.

Amos 8:11

Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord.

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I be full and deny You and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and so profane the name of my God.

Matthew 4:2-3

And He went without food for forty days and forty nights, and later He was hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, If You are God's Son, command these stones to be made [ loaves of] bread.

Worldly » Pleasure results of a pleasure-seeking life » Poverty

Isaiah 22:13

But instead, see the pleasure and mirth, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine, [with the idea] Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!

Topics on Poverty

Avoiding Poverty

Genesis 45:11

And there I will sustain and provide for you, so that you and your household and all that are yours may not come to poverty and want, for there are yet five [more] years of [the scarcity, hunger, and starvation of] famine.

Naked In Poverty

Deuteronomy 28:48

Therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord shall send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and in want of all things; and He will put a yoke of iron upon your neck until He has destroyed you.

Poverty, Attitudes Towards

Deuteronomy 15:7-8

If there is among you a poor man, one of your kinsmen in any of the towns of your land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not harden your [minds and] hearts or close your hands to your poor brother;

Poverty, Causes Of

Genesis 3:17-19

And to Adam He said, Because you have listened and given heed to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it, the ground is under a curse because of you; in sorrow and toil shall you eat [of the fruits] of it all the days of your life.