The poor

Most Relevant Verses

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

Topics on The poor

Blessings Of The Poor

Job 20:10

The poor will oppress his children, and his hands will give back his [ill-gotten] wealth.

Feeding The Poor

Matthew 25:35

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,

God And The Poor

Job 34:19

[God] is not partial to princes, nor does He regard the rich more than the poor, for they all are the work of His hands.

God Helps The Poor

Psalm 140:12

I know and rest in confidence upon it that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will secure justice for the poor and needy [of His believing children].

Helping The Poor

Job 31:16

If I have withheld from the poor and needy what they desired, or have caused the eyes of the widow to look in vain [for relief],

Saints, Care For The Poor

Psalm 112:9

He has distributed freely [he has given to the poor and needy]; his righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) endures forever; his horn shall be exalted in honor.

Those Helping The Poor

Proverbs 31:20

She opens her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her filled hands to the needy [whether in body, mind, or spirit].

More Verses on The poor

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.

Matthew 5:3

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

Mark 12:44

For they all threw in out of their abundance; but she, out of her deep poverty, has put in everything that she had -- "[even] all she had on which to live.

Psalm 82:4

Deliver the poor and needy; rescue them out of the hand of the wicked.

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I be full and deny You and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and so profane the name of my God.

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.

Mark 12:42

And a widow who was poverty-stricken came and put in two copper mites [the smallest of coins], which together make half of a cent.

John 12:6

Now he did not say this because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief; and having the bag (the money box, the purse of the Twelve), he took for himself what was put into it [pilfering the collections].

Leviticus 23:22

And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. I am the Lord your God.

Matthew 25:35

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,

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Compassion and sympathy » Exercise towards » The poor

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The poor

Psalm 14:6

You [evildoers] would put to shame and confound the plans of the poor and patient, but the Lord is his safe refuge.

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.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brethren, pay no servile regard to people [show no prejudice, no partiality]. Do not [attempt to] hold and practice the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ [the Lord] of glory [together with snobbery]! For if a person comes into your congregation whose hands are adorned with gold rings and who is wearing splendid apparel, and also a poor [man] in shabby clothes comes in, And you pay special attention to the one who wears the splendid clothes and say to him, Sit here in this preferable seat! while you tell the poor [man], Stand there! or, Sit there on the floor at my feet!

The gospel » Preached to » The poor

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity],

Matthew 11:5

The blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed (by healing) and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have good news (the Gospel) preached to them.

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor [being tempted by their helplessness], neither oppress the afflicted at the gate [where the city court is held], For the Lord will plead their cause and deprive of life those who deprive [the poor or afflicted].

Exodus 23:6

You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his cause.

The poor » 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 poor » Promises to » Divine protection

Psalm 140:12

I know and rest in confidence upon it that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will secure justice for the poor and needy [of His believing children].

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness and justice shall He judge the poor and decide with fairness for the meek, the poor, and the downtrodden of the earth; and He shall smite the earth and the oppressor with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.

Psalm 14:6

You [evildoers] would put to shame and confound the plans of the poor and patient, but the Lord is his safe refuge.

Psalm 68:10

Your flock found a dwelling place in it; You, O God, in Your goodness did provide for the poor and needy.

More verses: Psalm 69:33 Psalm 109:31

The poor » 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 poor » 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 poor » They who in faith believe » Are blessed

Acts 20:35

In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.

Deuteronomy 15:10

You shall give to him freely without begrudging it; because of this the Lord will bless you in all your work and in all you undertake.

The poor » Give to » Liberally

Deuteronomy 15:8

But you shall open your hands wide to him and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

Deuteronomy 14:29

And the Levite [because he has no part or inheritance with you] and the stranger or temporary resident, and the fatherless and the widow who are in your towns shall come and eat and be satisfied, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

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.

The poor » Offerings of, acceptable to God

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the [eager] readiness to give is there, then it is acceptable and welcomed in proportion to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

2 Corinthians 8:2

For in the midst of an ordeal of severe tribulation, their abundance of joy and their depth of poverty [together] have overflowed in wealth of lavish generosity on their part.

Mark 12:42-44

And a widow who was poverty-stricken came and put in two copper mites [the smallest of coins], which together make half of a cent. And He called His disciples [to Him] and said to them, Truly and surely I tell you, this widow, [she who is] poverty-stricken, has put in more than all those contributing to the treasury. For they all threw in out of their abundance; but she, out of her deep poverty, has put in everything that she had -- "[even] all she had on which to live.

The poor » Shall never cease out of the land

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.

The poor » 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.

The poor » Care for » Is characteristic of saints

Psalm 112:9

He has distributed freely [he has given to the poor and needy]; his righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) endures forever; his horn shall be exalted in honor.

2 Corinthians 9:9

As it is written, He [the benevolent person] scatters abroad; He gives to the poor; His deeds of justice and goodness and kindness and benevolence will go on and endure forever!

The poor » Punishment for » Oppressing

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have used oppression and extortion and have committed robbery; yes, they have wronged and vexed the poor and needy; yes, they have oppressed the stranger and temporary resident wrongfully.

Ezekiel 22:31

Therefore have I poured out My indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their own way have I repaid [by bringing it] upon their own heads, says the Lord God.

The poor » Do justice to

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus says the Lord: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver out of the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong; do no violence to the stranger or temporary resident, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

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 poor » Give to » Cheerfully

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the [eager] readiness to give is there, then it is acceptable and welcomed in proportion to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, -- œprompt to do it -- ) giver [whose heart is in his giving].

The poor » Give to » Not grudgingly

2 Corinthians 9:7

Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, -- œprompt to do it -- ) giver [whose heart is in his giving].

Deuteronomy 15:10

You shall give to him freely without begrudging it; because of this the Lord will bless you in all your work and in all you undertake.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified

Romans 15:26

For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make some contribution for the poor among the saints of Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:1-5

We want to tell you further, brethren, about the grace (the favor and spiritual blessing) of God which has been evident in the churches of Macedonia [arousing in them the desire to give alms]; For in the midst of an ordeal of severe tribulation, their abundance of joy and their depth of poverty [together] have overflowed in wealth of lavish generosity on their part. For, as I can bear witness, [they gave] according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability; and [they did it] voluntarily, read more.
Begging us most insistently for the favor and the fellowship of contributing in this ministration for [the relief and support of] the saints [in Jerusalem]. Nor [was this gift of theirs merely the contribution] that we expected, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us [as His agents] by the will of God [ entirely disregarding their personal interests, they gave as much as they possibly could, having put themselves at our disposal to be directed by the will of God] -- "

The poor » Oppress not

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.

The poor » Rule not, with rigor

Leviticus 25:43

You shall not rule over him with harshness (severity, oppression), but you shall [reverently] fear your God.

Leviticus 25:39

And if your brother becomes poor beside you and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a bondman (a slave not eligible for redemption),

The poor » Should » Provided for under the law

Exodus 23:11

But the seventh year you shall release it and let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat [what the land voluntarily yields], and what they leave the wild beasts shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard and olive grove.

Leviticus 19:9-10

And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field to its very corners, neither shall you gather the fallen ears or gleanings of your harvest. And you shall not glean your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather its fallen grapes; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. I am the Lord your God.

The poor » Punishment for » Acting unjustly towards

Job 22:6

For you have taken pledges of your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 20:19

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has violently taken away a house which he did not build.

Job 22:10

Therefore snares are round about you, and sudden fear troubles and overwhelms you;

The poor » May be » Liberal

Mark 12:42

And a widow who was poverty-stricken came and put in two copper mites [the smallest of coins], which together make half of a cent.

The poor » Relieve

Leviticus 25:35

And if your [Israelite] brother has become poor and his hand wavers [from poverty, sickness, or age and he is unable to support himself], then you shall uphold (strengthen, relieve) him, [treating him with the courtesy and consideration that you would] a stranger or a temporary resident with you [without property], so that he may live [along] with you.

The poor » They who in faith believe » Have promises

Luke 14:13-14

But when you give a banquet or a reception, invite the poor, the disabled, the lame, and the blind. Then you will be blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied), because they have no way of repaying you, and you will be recompensed at the resurrection of the just (upright).

The poor » Punishment for » Spoiling

Ezekiel 18:13

And has charged interest or percentage of increase on what he has loaned [in supposed compassion]; shall he then live? He shall not live! He has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.

Isaiah 3:13-15

The Lord stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples and His people. The Lord enters into judgment with the elders of His people and their princes: For [by your exactions and oppressions you have robbed the people and ruined the country] you have devoured the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. What do you mean by crushing My people and grinding the faces of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts.

The poor » Give to » Specially if saints

The poor » Despise not

James 2:2-4

For if a person comes into your congregation whose hands are adorned with gold rings and who is wearing splendid apparel, and also a poor [man] in shabby clothes comes in, And you pay special attention to the one who wears the splendid clothes and say to him, Sit here in this preferable seat! while you tell the poor [man], Stand there! or, Sit there on the floor at my feet! Are you not discriminating among your own and becoming critics and judges with wrong motives?

Proverbs 14:21

He who despises his neighbor sins [against God, his fellowman, and himself], but happy (blessed and fortunate) is he who is kind and merciful to the poor.

The poor » The wicked » Oppress

Job 24:4-10

They crowd the poor and needy off the road; the poor and meek of the earth all hide themselves. Behold, as wild asses in the desert, [the poor] go forth to their work, seeking diligently for prey and food; the wilderness yields them bread for their children [in roots and herbage]. They reap each one his fodder in a field [that is not his own], and they glean the vintage of the wicked man. read more.
They lie all night naked, without clothing, and have no covering in the cold. They are wet with the showers of the mountains and cling to the rock for want of shelter. [The violent men whose wickedness seems unnoticed] pluck the fatherless infants from the breast [to sell or make them slaves], and take [the clothing on] the poor for a pledge, So that the needy go about naked for lack of clothing, and though hungry, they must carry [but not eat from] the sheaves.

Ezekiel 18:12

Has wronged the poor and needy, has taken by robbery, has not restored [to the debtor] his pledge, has lifted up his eyes to the idols, has committed abomination (things hateful and exceedingly vile in the eyes of God),

The poor » God » Exalts

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 107:41

Yet He raises the poor and needy from affliction and makes their families like a flock.

The poor » God » Hears

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.

Psalm 69:33

For the Lord hears the poor and needy and despises not His prisoners (His miserable and wounded ones).

The poor » Give to » Pray for

Psalm 74:19

Oh, do not deliver the life of your turtledove to the wild beast (to the greedy multitude); forget not the life [of the multitude] of Your poor forever.

Psalm 74:21

Oh, let not the downtrodden return in shame; let the oppressed and needy praise Your name.

The poor » God » Protects

Psalm 109:31

For He will stand at the right hand of the poor and needy, to save him from those who condemn his life.

The poor » God » Provides for

Psalm 68:10

Your flock found a dwelling place in it; You, O God, in Your goodness did provide for the poor and needy.

Psalm 146:7

Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets free the prisoners,

The poor » Made by God

Job 34:19

[God] is not partial to princes, nor does He regard the rich more than the poor, for they all are the work of His hands.

The poor » God » Delivers

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?

Job 36:15

He delivers the afflicted in their affliction and opens their ears [to His voice] in adversity.

The poor » Are such by God's appointment

Job 1:21

And said, Naked (without possessions) came I [into this world] from my mother's womb, and naked (without possessions) shall I depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed (praised and magnified in worship) be the name of the Lord!

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Dorcas

Acts 9:39

So Peter [immediately] rose and accompanied them. And when he had arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood around him, crying and displaying undershirts (tunics) and [other] garments such as Dorcas was accustomed to make while she was with them.

The poor » Punishment for » Refusing to assist

Job 22:10

Therefore snares are round about you, and sudden fear troubles and overwhelms you;

Job 22:7

You have not given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

The poor » Care for » Should be urged

2 Corinthians 8:7-8

Now as you abound and excel and are at the front in everything -- "in faith, in expressing yourselves, in knowledge, in all zeal, and in your love for us -- "[see to it that you come to the front now and] abound and excel in this gracious work [of almsgiving] also. I give this not as an order [to dictate to you], but to prove, by [pointing out] the zeal of others, the sincerity of your [own] love also.

The poor » Neglect towards, is » A neglect of Christ

Matthew 25:42-45

For I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me and entertain Me, I was naked and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me with help and ministering care. Then they also [in their turn] will answer, Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You? read more.
And He will reply to them, Solemnly I declare to you, in so far as you failed to do it for the least [ in the estimation of men] of these, you failed to do it for Me.

The poor » Harden not the heart against

Deuteronomy 15:7

If there is among you a poor man, one of your kinsmen in any of the towns of your land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not harden your [minds and] hearts or close your hands to your poor brother;

The poor » Shut not the hand against

Deuteronomy 15:7

If there is among you a poor man, one of your kinsmen in any of the towns of your land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not harden your [minds and] hearts or close your hands to your poor brother;

The poor » Oppression of--illustrated

2 Samuel 12:1-6

And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came and said to him, There were two men in a city, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds, But the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb which he had bought and brought up, and it grew up with him and his children. It ate of his own morsel, drank from his own cup, lay in his bosom, and was like a daughter to him. read more.
Now a traveler came to the rich man, and to avoid taking one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the wayfaring man who had come to him, he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for his guest. Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, As the Lord lives, the man who has done this is a son [worthy] of death. He shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no pity.

The poor » Take no usury from

Leviticus 25:36

Charge him no interest or [portion of] increase, but fear your God, so your brother may [continue to] live along with you.

The poor » Condition of, often results from » Bad company

Proverbs 28:19

He who cultivates his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless people and pursuits will have poverty enough.

The poor » Condition of, often results from » Sloth

The poor » Condition of, often results from » Drunkenness and gluttony

The poor » They who in faith believe » Are happy

Proverbs 14:21

He who despises his neighbor sins [against God, his fellowman, and himself], but happy (blessed and fortunate) is he who is kind and merciful to the poor.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Nebuzaradan

Jeremiah 39:10

But Nebuzaradan the [Babylonian] captain of the guard left in the land of Judah some of the poor of the people who had nothing, giving them vineyards and fields at the same time.

The poor » May be » Wise

The poor » By oppressing, God is reproached

The poor » Rob not

The poor » They who in faith believe » Have the favor of God

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Church at antioch

Acts 11:29-30

So the disciples resolved to send relief, each according to his individual ability [in proportion as he had prospered], to the brethren who lived in Judea. And so they did, sending [their contributions] to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

The poor » Neglect towards, is » A proof of unbelief

James 2:15-17

If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day, And one of you says to him, Good-bye! Keep [yourself] warm and well fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do? So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).

The poor » Exemplified » Widow of zarephath

1 Kings 17:12

And she said, As the Lord your God lives, I have not a loaf baked but only a handful of meal in the jar and a little oil in the bottle. See, 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.

The poor » Exemplified » Saints of old

Hebrews 11:37

They were stoned to death; they were lured with tempting offers [to renounce their faith]; they were sawn asunder; they were slaughtered by the sword; [while they were alive] they had to go about wrapped in the skins of sheep and goats, utterly destitute, oppressed, cruelly treated -- "

The poor » The wicked » Regard not the cause of

The poor » The wicked » Devour

Habakkuk 3:14

You pierced with his own arrows the head of [the enemy's] hordes; they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me [the people], rejoicing as if to devour the poor [Israel] secretly.

The poor » The wicked » Vex

Ezekiel 22:20

As they gather silver and bronze and iron and lead and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it in order to melt it, so will I gather you in My anger and in My wrath, and I will put you in and melt you.

The poor » May be » Upright

The poor » By mocking, God is reproached

The poor » Care for--illustrated

Luke 10:33-35

But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled along, came down to where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity and sympathy [for him], And went to him and dressed his wounds, pouring on [them] oil and wine. Then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii [two day's wages] and gave [them] to the innkeeper, saying, Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I [myself] will repay you when I return.

The poor » Promises to » Answer to prayer

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.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Paul

Romans 15:25

For the present, however, I am going to Jerusalem to bring aid (relief) for the saints (God's people there).

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Job

Job 29:12-16

Because I delivered the poor who cried, the fatherless and him who had none to help him. The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me or clothed itself with me; my justice was like a robe and a turban or a diadem or a crown! read more.
I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the poor and needy; the cause of him I did not know I searched out.

The poor » Should » Rejoice in God

Isaiah 29:19

The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice and exult in the Holy One of Israel.

The poor » God » Despises not the prayer of

The poor » God » Maintains the right of

Psalm 140:12

I know and rest in confidence upon it that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will secure justice for the poor and needy [of His believing children].

The poor » Christ lived as one of

The poor » Defend

Psalm 82:3-4

Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless; maintain the rights of the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; rescue them out of the hand of the wicked.

The poor » Promises to » An overshadowing providence

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.

The poor » Neglect towards, is » Inconsistent with » Love of God

The poor » Exemplified » Prophet's widow

2 Kings 4:2

Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? Tell me, what have you [of sale value] in the house? She said, Your handmaid has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.

The poor » Exemplified » gideon

Judges 6:15

Gideon said to Him, Oh Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Behold, my clan is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.

The poor » The wicked » Grind the faces of

Isaiah 3:15

What do you mean by crushing My people and grinding the faces of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts.

The poor » Should » Commit themselves to God

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.

The poor » Give to » Without ostentation

The poor » Wrong not, in judgment

Exodus 23:6

You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his cause.

The poor » Christ delivers

Psalm 72:12

For He delivers the needy when he calls out, the poor also and him who has no helper.

The poor » The wicked » Despise the counsel of

Psalm 14:6

You [evildoers] would put to shame and confound the plans of the poor and patient, but the Lord is his safe refuge.

The poor » The wicked » Persecute

The poor » The wicked » Defraud

Amos 8:5-6

Saying, When will the New Moon festival be past that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath that we may offer wheat for sale, making the ephah [measure] small and the shekel [measure] great and falsifying the scales by deceit, That we may buy [into slavery] the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals; yes, and sell the refuse of the wheat [as if it were good grade]?

The poor » God » Is the refuge of

Psalm 14:6

You [evildoers] would put to shame and confound the plans of the poor and patient, but the Lord is his safe refuge.

The poor » God » Forgets not

The poor » Promises to » Heavenly inheritance

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Boaz

Ruth 2:14

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, Come here and eat of the bread and dip your morsel in the sour wine [mixed with oil]. And she sat beside the reapers; and he passed her some parched grain, and she ate until she was satisfied and she had some left [for Naomi].

The poor » The wicked » Care not for

John 12:6

Now he did not say this because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief; and having the bag (the money box, the purse of the Twelve), he took for himself what was put into it [pilfering the collections].

The poor » The wicked » Tread down

The poor » Care for » Is a fruit of repentance

Luke 3:11

And he replied to them, He who has two tunics (undergarments), let him share with him who has none; and he who has food, let him do it the same way.

The poor » Should » When converted, rejoice in their exaltation

James 1:9

Let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his elevation [as a Christian, called to the true riches and to be an heir of God],

The poor » May be » Rich in faith

The poor » God » Regards, equally with the rich

Job 34:19

[God] is not partial to princes, nor does He regard the rich more than the poor, for they all are the work of His hands.

The poor » Guilt of defrauding

The poor » Christ preached to

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity],

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Peter and john

Acts 3:6

But Peter said, Silver and gold (money) I do not have; but what I do have, that I give to you: in [the use of] the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk!

The poor » Exemplified » Ruth

Ruth 2:2

And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor. Naomi said to her, Go, my daughter.

The poor » Promises to » To the poor

Job 5:15

But [God] saves [the fatherless] from the sword of their mouth, and the needy from the hand of the mighty.

The poor » The wicked » Crush

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!

The poor » The wicked » Sell

Amos 2:6

Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Israel and for four [for multiplied delinquencies], I will not reverse the punishment of it or revoke My word concerning it, because they have sold the [strictly] just and uncompromisingly righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals;

The poor » Should » Hope in God

Job 5:16

So the poor have hope, and iniquity shuts her mouth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The poor

Psalm 14:6

You [evildoers] would put to shame and confound the plans of the poor and patient, but the Lord is his safe refuge.

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.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Justice » The poor » 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.

Trespass offering » Consisted of » The poor » Meat offering

Leviticus 5:11-13

But if the offender cannot afford to bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then he shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil or frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. He shall bring it to the priest, who shall take a handful of it as a memorial portion and burn it on the altar, on the offerings made by fire to the Lord; it is a sin offering. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin that he has committed in any of these things, and he shall be forgiven; and the remainder shall be for the priest, as in the cereal offering.