The Needy

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Amos 4:1

Hear this word, you cows [women] of Bashan who are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their husbands, Bring and let us drink!

Isaiah 10:2

To turn aside the needy from justice and to make plunder of the rightful claims of the poor of My people, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

Psalm 9:18

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the expectation and hope of the meek and the poor shall not perish forever.

Psalm 35:10

All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like You, You Who deliver the poor and the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him who snatches away his goods?

Topics on The Needy

God Remembering The Needy

Hebrews 2:6

It has been solemnly and earnestly said in a certain place, What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You graciously and helpfully care for and visit and look after him?

God Saves The Needy

2 Kings 19:34

For I will defend this city to save it, for My own sake and for My servant David's sake.

More Verses on The Needy

Psalm 72:4-13

May he judge and defend the poor of the people, deliver the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor, So that they may revere and fear You while the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. May he [Solomon as a type of King David's greater Son] be like rain that comes down upon the mown grass, like showers that water the earth.read more.
In His [Christ's] days shall the [uncompromisingly] righteous flourish and peace abound till there is a moon no longer. He [Christ] shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the River [Euphrates] to the ends of the earth. Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before Him and His enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the coasts shall bring offerings; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him. For He delivers the needy when he calls out, the poor also and him who has no helper. He will have pity on the poor and weak and needy and will save the lives of the needy.

Psalm 113:7

[The Lord] raises the poor out of the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap and the dung hill,

Isaiah 25:4

For You have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm, a shade from the heat; for the blast of the ruthless ones is like a rainstorm against a wall.

Deuteronomy 24:14

You shall not oppress or extort from a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is of your brethren or of your strangers and sojourners who are in your land inside your towns.

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged and defended the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not [all] this [what it means] to know and recognize Me? says the Lord.

Matthew 25:34-40

Then the King will say to those at His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God and appointed to eternal salvation], inherit (receive as your own) the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you brought Me together with yourselves and welcomed and entertained and lodged Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me with help and ministering care, I was in prison and you came to see Me.read more.
Then the just and upright will answer Him, Lord, when did we see You hungry and gave You food, or thirsty and gave You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger and welcomed and entertained You, or naked and clothed You? And when did we see You sick or in prison and came to visit You? And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [ in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me.

Psalm 72:12-14

For He delivers the needy when he calls out, the poor also and him who has no helper. He will have pity on the poor and weak and needy and will save the lives of the needy. He will redeem their lives from oppression and fraud and violence, and precious and costly shall their blood be in His sight.

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and needy are seeking water when there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

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the Needy » Divine care for

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with nobles and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and He has set the world upon them.

Psalm 10:14

You have seen it; yes, You note trouble and grief (vexation) to requite it with Your hand. The unfortunate commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the oppression of the poor and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in the state or province, do not marvel at the matter. [Be sure that there are those who will attend to it] for a higher [official] than the high is observing, and higher ones are over them.

Job 36:6

He does not prolong the life of the wicked, but gives the needy and afflicted their right.

the Needy » Despised

Ecclesiastes 9:16

But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man's wisdom is despised and his words are not heeded.

James 2:6

But you [in contrast] have insulted (humiliated, dishonored, and shown your contempt for) the poor. Is it not the rich who domineer over you? Is it not they who drag you into the law courts?

Proverbs 19:7

All the brothers of a poor man detest him -- "how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.

the Needy » Justice to, encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

The king who faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established continuously.

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged and defended the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not [all] this [what it means] to know and recognize Me? says the Lord.

the Needy » General references to

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the poor will never cease out of the land; therefore I command you, You shall open wide your hands to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor in your land.

Zephaniah 3:12

For I will leave in the midst of you a people afflicted and poor, and they shall trust, seek refuge, and be confident in the name of the Lord.