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13 Bible Verses about Poverty

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Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless shall have poverty enough.

Job 34:19

How then to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all the work of his hands.

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Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

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 that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall 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

Idleness and sloth » Lead to » Poverty

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

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

Isaiah 22:13

and behold joy and rejoicing, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.

Poverty » Who will end up in poverty

Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless shall have poverty enough.

Poverty » The lord being the maker of the poor

Job 1:20-21

And Job rose up, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshipped; and he said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: Jehovah gave, and Jehovah hath taken away; blessed be the name of Jehovah!

Job 34:12-19

Yea, surely, God acteth not wickedly, and the Almighty perverteth not judgment. Who hath entrusted to him the earth? and who hath disposed the whole world? If he only thought of himself, and gathered unto him his spirit and his breath, read more.
All flesh would expire together, and man would return to the dust. If now thou hast understanding, hear this: give ear to the voice of my words! Should he that hateth right indeed govern? and wilt thou condemn the All-just? Shall one say to a king, Belial? to nobles, Wicked? How then to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all the work of his hands.

Poverty » General references to

Isaiah 3:7

he will lift up his hand in that day, saying, I cannot be a healer, and in my house there is neither bread nor clothing; ye shall not make me a chief of the people.

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Paul

Poverty » The poor in spirit

Luke 6:20

And he, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Isaiah 66:1-2

Thus saith Jehovah: The heavens are my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what is the house that ye will build unto me? and what is the place of my rest? Even all these things hath my hand made, and all these things have been, saith Jehovah. But to this man will I look: to the afflicted and contrite in spirit, and who trembleth at my word.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Drunkenness and gluttony

Proverbs 24:34

So shall thy poverty come as a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.

Poverty » Why jesus Christ became poor

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Indolence

Proverbs 6:10-11

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest! So shall thy poverty come as a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.

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

Revelation 2:9

I know thy tribulation and thy poverty; but thou art rich; and the railing of those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but a synagogue of Satan.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Love of pleasure

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Evil associations

Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless shall have poverty enough.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Parsimony

Poverty » What tends to penury

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

1 Kings 17:12

And she said, As Jehovah thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse; and behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress 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

And he said to him, "Pray, Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manas'seh, and I am the least in my family."

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

Rejoicing » In tribulation, examples of » Poverty

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

Spiritual » Poverty » Destitution of the truth

2 Chronicles 15:3

Now for a long while Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law;

Amos 8:11

Behold, days come, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah.

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Proverbs 30:9

lest I be full and deny thee, and say, Who is Jehovah? or lest I be poor and steal, and outrage the name of my God.

Matthew 4:2-3

and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he hungered. And the tempter coming up to him said, If thou be Son of God, speak, that these stones may become loaves of bread.

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

Isaiah 22:13

and behold joy and rejoicing, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.

Topics on Poverty

Avoiding Poverty

1;45;11

And there will I maintain thee; for yet there are five years of famine; in order that thou be not impoverished, thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast.

Naked In Poverty

5;28;48

thou shalt serve thine enemies whom Jehovah will send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of everything; and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

Poverty, Attitudes Towards

5;15;7-8

If there be amongst you a poor man, any one of thy brethren in one of thy gates, in thy land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy brother in need;

Poverty, Causes Of

1;3;17-19

And to Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed be the ground on thy account; with toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Poverty, Remedies For

40;26;11

For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.

Poverty, Spiritual

40;13;58

And he did not there many works of power, because of their unbelief.