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16 Bible Verses about The Needy

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Amos 4:1

Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan
who are on the hill of Samaria,
women who oppress the poor
and crush the needy,
who say to their husbands,
“Bring us something to drink.”

Isaiah 10:2

to keep the poor from getting a fair trial
and to deprive the afflicted among my people of justice,
so that widows can be their spoil
and they can plunder the fatherless.

Psalm 35:10

My very bones will say,
Lord, who is like You,
rescuing the poor from one too strong for him,
the poor or the needy from one who robs him?”

Psalm 72:4-13

May he vindicate the afflicted among the people,
help the poor,
and crush the oppressor. May he continue while the sun endures
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations. May he be like rain that falls on the cut grass,
like spring showers that water the earth.read more.
May the righteous flourish in his days
and prosperity abound
until the moon is no more. May he rule from sea to sea
and from the Euphrates
to the ends of the earth. May desert tribes kneel before him
and his enemies lick the dust. May the kings of Tarshish
and the coasts and islands bring tribute,
the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts. Let all kings bow down to him,
all nations serve him. For he will rescue the poor who cry out
and the afflicted who have no helper. He will have pity on the poor and helpless
and save the lives of the poor.

Isaiah 25:4

For You have been a stronghold for the poor,
a stronghold for the needy person in his distress,
a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat.
When the breath of the violent
is like rain against a wall,

Deuteronomy 24:14

“Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land.

Jeremiah 22:16

He took up the case of the poor and needy,
then it went well.
Is this not what it means to know Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Matthew 25:34-40

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry
and you gave Me something to eat;
I was thirsty
and you gave Me something to drink;
I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me;
I was sick and you took care of Me;
I was in prison and you visited Me.’read more.
“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or without clothes and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and visit You?’ “And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’

Psalm 72:12-14

For he will rescue the poor who cry out
and the afflicted who have no helper. He will have pity on the poor and helpless
and save the lives of the poor. He will redeem them from oppression and violence,
for their lives are precious in his sight.

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none;
their tongues are parched with thirst.
I, Yahweh, 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 the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the garbage pile.
He seats them with noblemen
and gives them a throne of honor.
For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s;
He has set the world on them.

Psalm 10:14

But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief,
observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands.
The helpless entrusts himself to You;
You are a helper of the fatherless.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don’t be astonished at the situation, because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them.

Job 36:6

He does not keep the wicked alive,
but He gives justice to the afflicted.

the Needy » Despised

Ecclesiastes 9:16

And I said, “Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded.”

Proverbs 19:7

All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
how much more do his friends
keep their distance from him!
He may pursue them with words,
but they are not there.

the Needy » Justice to, encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges the poor with fairness—
his throne will be established forever.

Jeremiah 22:16

He took up the case of the poor and needy,
then it went well.
Is this not what it means to know Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.

the Needy » General references to

Deuteronomy 15:11

For there will never cease to be poor people in the land; that is why I am commanding you, ‘You must willingly open your hand to your afflicted and poor brother in your land.’

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