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16 Bible Verses about The Needy

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Amos 4:1

"Listen to this message, you fat cows from Bashan, who live on the Samaritan mountains, who oppress the poor, who rob the needy, and who constantly ask your husbands for one more drink!"

Isaiah 10:2

to deprive the needy of justice and to rob the poor of my people of their rights, so that widows may become their spoil and so that they may plunder orphans!

Psalm 35:10

All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like you? Who delivers the weak from the one who is stronger than he, and the weak and the needy from the one who wants to rob him?"

Psalm 72:4-13

May he defend the afflicted of the people and deliver the children of the poor, but crush the oppressor. May they fear you as long as the sun and moon shine from generation to generation. May he be like the rain that descends on mown grass, like showers sprinkling on the ground.read more.
The righteous will flourish at the proper time and peace will prevail until the moon is no more. May he rule from sea to sea, from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth. May the nomads bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust. May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring gifts, and may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer tribute. May all kings bow down to him, and all nations serve him. For he will deliver the needy when they cry out for help, and the poor when there is no deliverer. He will have compassion on the poor and the needy, and he will save the lives of the needy.

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat for the blistering attack from the ruthless is like a rainstorm beating against a wall,

Deuteronomy 24:14

Don't take advantage of a hired person who is poor and needy, whether he's your fellow citizen or a foreigner who lives in your city.

Matthew 25:34-40

"Then the king will say to those on his right, "Come, you who have been blessed by my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, because 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 welcomed me. 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 say to him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and give you something to eat, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or see you naked and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison, and visit you?' The king will answer them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you did it for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.'

Psalm 72:12-14

For he will deliver the needy when they cry out for help, and the poor when there is no deliverer. He will have compassion on the poor and the needy, and he will save the lives of the needy. He will redeem them from oppression and violence, since their lives are precious in his sight.

Isaiah 41:17

"As for the poor, the needy, those seeking water when there is none and their tongues are parched from thirst I, the LORD, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, won't abandon them.

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the Needy » Divine care for

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.

Psalm 10:14

But you do see! You take note of trouble and grief in order to take the matter into your own hand. The helpless one commits himself to you; you have been the orphan's helper.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

Don't be surprised when you see the poor oppressed and the violent perverting both justice and verdicts in a province, for one high official watches another, and there are ones higher still over them.

Job 36:6

He doesn't let the wicked live; he grants justice to the afflicted.

the Needy » Despised

Ecclesiastes 9:16

So I concluded, "Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless, the wisdom of the poor is rejected his words are never heard."

Proverbs 19:7

All the relatives of a poor person shun him how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he runs after them pleading, they aren't around.

the Needy » Justice to, encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

When a king faithfully administers justice to the poor, his throne will be established forever.

the Needy » General references to

Deuteronomy 15:11

Since poor people won't cease to exist in the land, therefore I'm commanding you: Be sure to be generous to your poor and needy relatives in your land."

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