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13 Bible Verses about Poverty

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Proverbs 28:19

He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after worthless pursuits shall have poverty enough.

Job 34:19

How much less to him that regards not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor? for they all are 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 hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers 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

But instead, joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating meat, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.

Poverty » Who will end up in poverty

Proverbs 28:19

He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after worthless pursuits shall have poverty enough.

Poverty » The lord being the maker of the poor

Job 1:20-21

Then Job arose, and tore his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshiped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there: the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job 34:12-19

Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice. Who has given him charge over the earth? or who has laid on him the whole world? If he should set his heart upon man, if he should gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; read more.
All flesh would perish together, and man would turn again unto dust. If now you have understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words. Shall even he that hates right govern? and will you condemn him that is most just? Is it fit to say to a king, You are wicked? and to princes, You are ungodly? How much less to him that regards not the persons of princes, nor regards 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 shall he swear, saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Paul

Poverty » The poor in spirit

Luke 6:20

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be you poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Isaiah 66:1-2

Thus says the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, says the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Drunkenness and gluttony

Proverbs 24:34

So shall your poverty come like a robber; and your want like an armed man.

Poverty » Why jesus Christ became poor

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Indolence

Proverbs 6:10-11

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall your poverty come upon you like a vagabond, and your want like an armed man.

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

Revelation 2:9

I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Love of pleasure

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Evil associations

Proverbs 28:19

He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after worthless pursuits 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 the LORD your God lives, I have not bread, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a jar: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and prepare 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

2 Kings 4:1

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor has come to take unto him my two sons to be slaves.

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » gideon

Judges 6:15

And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least 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

Perverse wranglings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.

2 Chronicles 15:3

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

Amos 8:11

Behold, the days come, says the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of 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 take the name of my God in vain.

Matthew 4:2-3

And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward hungry. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

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

Isaiah 22:13

But instead, joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating meat, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.

Topics on Poverty

Avoiding Poverty

Genesis 45:11

And there will I nourish you; for yet there are five years of famine; lest you, and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty.

Naked In Poverty

Deuteronomy 28:48

Therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he has destroyed you.

Poverty, Attitudes Towards

Deuteronomy 15:7-8

If there be among you a poor man of one of your brethren within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother:

Poverty, Causes Of

Genesis 3:17-19

And unto Adam he said, Because you have listened unto the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life;