The Needy

Most Relevant Verses

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, [you] cows of Bashan who [live] on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the powerless, who crush the poor, who say to their husbands, "Bring [something] so that we may drink!"

Isaiah 10:2

to guide [the] needy away from legal claims, and to rob the justice from the poor of my people, to make widows their spoil; and they plunder orphans.

Psalm 35:10

All of my bones shall say, "O Yahweh, who [is] like you, who delivers [the] poor from [one] stronger than he and [the] poor and needy from [the one who] robs him?"

More Verses on The Needy

Psalm 72:4-13

May he provide justice [for the] poor of [the] people, save [the] children of [the] needy, and crush [the] oppressor. May he live long {while the sun endures} {as long as the moon} {for all generations}. May he descend like rain on mown grass, like showers watering [the] earth.read more.
May [what is] right blossom in his days and an abundance of peace, until [the] moon is no more. And may he rule from sea up to sea, and from [the] River to [the] edges of [the] land. Let [the] desert dwellers bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust. Let the kings of Tarshish and [the] islands bring tribute. Let the kings of Sheba and Seba present gifts, and let all kings bow down to him. Let all nations serve him. Indeed he will deliver [the] needy [who is] crying for help, and [the] afflicted [who] has no helper. He will take pity on [the] helpless and needy, and [the] lives of [the] needy he will save.

Psalm 113:7

[He] raises [the] helpless from [the] dust; he lifts [the] needy from [the] ash heap,

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in his distress, a shelter from [the] rainstorm, a shade from [the] heat. For [the] breath of [the] ruthless [was] like a rainstorm against a wall,

Deuteronomy 24:14

"You shall not exploit a hired worker, [who is] needy and poor, from among your fellow men or from [among] your aliens who are in your land [and] in your {towns}.

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged [the] legal cause of [the] needy and [the] poor, [and] then it was well. {Is that not what it means to know me}?" {declares} Yahweh.

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 welcomed me as a guest, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you cared for me, I was in prison and you came to me.'read more.
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed [you], or thirsty and give [you something] to drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome [you] as a guest, or naked and clothe [you]? And when did we see you sick or in prison and come to you?' And the king will answer [and] say to them, 'Truly I say to you, in as much as you did [it] to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did [it] to me.'

Psalm 72:12-14

Indeed he will deliver [the] needy [who is] crying for help, and [the] afflicted [who] has no helper. He will take pity on [the] helpless and needy, and [the] lives of [the] needy he will save. From oppression and from violence he will redeem their lives, and their blood will be precious in his eyes.

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and the needy [are] seeking water and [there is] none; their tongue is dried up 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 up the poor from [the] dust. From [the] ash heap he lifts up the needy, to cause them to sit with noble people and to cause them to inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth belong to Yahweh and he has set the inhabited world on them.

Psalm 10:14

[But] you have seen; indeed you have noted trouble and grief to take [it] into your hand. The helpless abandons [himself] upon you; you have been [the] helper [for the] orphan.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

Do not be surprised if you see the poor being oppressed with violence or [do not see] justice and righteousness in the province. For one official is watched by a higher official, and [there are] even higher officials over them!

Job 36:6

He does not keep [the] wicked alive but grants justice [to the] afflicted.

the Needy » Despised

Ecclesiastes 9:16

So I concluded that wisdom [is] better than might, yet the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.

Proverbs 19:7

All the brothers of the poor, [if] they hate him, how much more will his friends keep away from him. He pursues [them with] words, [and] they are gone.

the Needy » Justice to, encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges with truthfulness [to] the poor, his throne will be established forever.

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged [the] legal cause of [the] needy and [the] poor, [and] then it was well. {Is that not what it means to know me}?" {declares} Yahweh.

the Needy » General references to

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the poor will not cease to be {among you} [in] the land; therefore I [am] commanding you, {saying}, 'You shall willingly open your hand to your brother, to your needy and to your poor [that are] in your land.'

Zephaniah 3:12

And I will leave in your midst a people afflicted and poor, and they shall take refuge in the name of Yahweh.