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Depraved (16 instances)
Depravity (9 instances)

13 Bible Verses about Poverty

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Job 34:19

God is not partial to princes
and does not favor the rich over 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

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

But look: joy and gladness,
butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep,
eating of meat, and drinking of wine—
“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

Poverty » Who will end up in poverty

Poverty » The lord being the maker of the poor

Job 1:20-21

Then Job stood up, tore his robe and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped, saying: Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will leave this life. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Praise the name of the Lord.

Job 34:12-19

Indeed, it is true that God does not act wickedly and the Almighty does not pervert justice. Who gave Him authority over the earth? Who put Him in charge of the entire world? If He put His mind to it and withdrew the spirit and breath He [gave], read more.
every living thing would perish together and mankind would return to the dust. If you [have] understanding, hear this; listen to what I have to say. Could one who hates justice govern [the world]? Will you condemn the mighty Righteous One, who says to a king, "Worthless man!" and to nobles, "Wicked men!"? God is not partial to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of His hands.

Poverty » General references to

Isaiah 3:7

On that day he will cry out, saying:
“I’m not a healer.
I don’t even have food or clothing in my house.
Don’t make me the leader of the people!”

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Paul

Poverty » The poor in spirit

Luke 6:20

Then looking up at His disciples, He said:You who are poor are blessed,
because the kingdom of God is yours.

Isaiah 66:1-2

This is what the Lord says: Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. What house could you possibly build for Me? And what place could be My home? My hand made all these things, and so they all came into being. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and who trembles at My word.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Drunkenness and gluttony

Proverbs 24:34

and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.

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 arms to rest, and your poverty will come like a robber, your need, like a bandit.

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

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Love of pleasure

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Evil associations

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

But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I don’t have anything baked—only a handful of flour in the jar and a bit of oil in the jug. Just now, I am gathering a couple of sticks in order to go prepare it for myself and my son so we can 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

He said to Him, “Please, Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Look, my family is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house.”

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

1 Timothy 6:5

and constant disagreement among people whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.

2 Chronicles 15:3

For many years Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without instruction,

Amos 8:11

Hear this! The days are coming—
this is the declaration of the Lord God
when I will send a famine through the land:
not a famine of bread or a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Proverbs 30:9

Otherwise, I might have too much
and deny You, saying, “Who is the Lord?”
or I might have nothing and steal,
profaning the name of my God.

Matthew 4:2-3

After He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, He was hungry. Then the tempter approached Him and said, "If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."

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

Isaiah 22:13

But look: joy and gladness,
butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep,
eating of meat, and drinking of wine—
“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

Topics on Poverty

Avoiding Poverty

1;45;11

There I will sustain you, for there will be five more years of famine. Otherwise, you, your household, and everything you have will become destitute.”’

Naked In Poverty

5;28;48

you will serve your enemies the Lord will send against you, in famine, thirst, nakedness, and a lack of everything. He will place an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

Poverty, Attitudes Towards

5;15;7-8

“If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.

Poverty, Causes Of

1;3;17-19

And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:The ground is cursed because of you.
You will eat from it by means of painful labor
all the days of your life.

Poverty, Remedies For

40;26;11

You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.

Poverty, Spiritual

40;13;58

And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.

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