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13 Bible Verses about Poverty

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Proverbs 28:19

One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Job 34:19

Who doesn't respect the persons of princes, nor respects 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

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 gladness, killing cattle and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die."

Poverty » Who will end up in poverty

Proverbs 28:19

One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Poverty » The lord being the maker of the poor

Job 1:20-21

Then Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshiped. He said, "Naked I came out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there. Yahweh gave, and Yahweh has taken away. Blessed be the name of Yahweh."

Job 34:12-19

Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice. Who put him in charge of the earth? or who has appointed him over the whole world? If he set his heart on himself, If he gathered to himself his spirit and his breath, read more.
all flesh would perish together, and man would turn again to dust. "If now you have understanding, hear this. Listen to the voice of my words. Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty? -- Who says to a king, 'Vile!' or to nobles, 'Wicked!'? Who doesn't respect the persons of princes, nor respects 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 cry out, saying, "I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing. You shall not make me ruler of the people."

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Paul

Poverty » The poor in spirit

Luke 6:20

He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.

Isaiah 66:1-2

Thus says Yahweh, "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what kind of house will you build to me? and what place shall be my rest? For all these things has my hand made, and [so] all these things came to be," says Yahweh: "but to this man will I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Drunkenness and gluttony

Proverbs 24:34

so your poverty will come as a robber, and your want 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 sleep: so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man.

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

Revelation 2:9

"I know your works, oppression, and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and they 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

One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

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

She said, "As Yahweh your God lives, I don't have a cake, but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the jar. Behold, 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

2 Kings 4:1

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. You know that your servant feared Yahweh. Now the creditor has come to take for himself my two children to be slaves."

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » gideon

Judges 6:15

He said to him, "O Lord, how shall I save Israel? Behold, my family 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

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

constant friction of people of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. Withdraw yourself from such.

2 Chronicles 15:3

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

Amos 8:11

Behold, the days come," says the Lord Yahweh, "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 Yahweh.

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Proverbs 30:9

lest I be full, deny you, and say, 'Who is Yahweh?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Matthew 4:2-3

When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward. The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."

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

Isaiah 22:13

and behold, joy and gladness, killing cattle and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die."

Topics on Poverty

Avoiding Poverty

1;45;11

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

Naked In Poverty

5;28;48

therefore you shall serve your enemies whom Yahweh 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 on your neck, until he has destroyed you.

Poverty, Attitudes Towards

5;15;7-8

If a poor man, one of your brothers, is with you within any of your gates in your land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother;

Poverty, Causes Of

1;3;17-19

To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, 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 toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

Poverty, Remedies For

40;26;11

For you always have the poor with you; but you don't always have me.

Poverty, Spiritual

40;13;58

He didn't do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.