The poor

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Blessings Of The Poor

Job 20:10

His children shall seek the favor of the poor, And his hands shall give back his wealth.

God And The Poor

Job 34:19

That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands.

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Deuteronomy 15:11

For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt surely open thy hand unto thy brother, to thy needy, and to thy poor, in thy land.

Mark 12:44

for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Psalm 82:4

Rescue the poor and needy: Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I be full, and deny thee , and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, And use profanely the name of my God.

1 Samuel 2:8

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, And inherit the throne of glory: For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, And he hath set the world upon them.

Leviticus 23:22

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them for the poor, and for the sojourner: I am Jehovah your God.

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Compassion and sympathy » Exercise towards » The poor

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The poor

Psalm 14:6

Ye put to shame the counsel of the poor, Because Jehovah is his refuge.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brethren, hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing; and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool;

The gospel » Preached to » The poor

Matthew 11:5

the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them.

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For Jehovah will plead their cause, And despoil of life those that despoil them.

Exodus 23:6

Thou shalt not wrest the justice due to thy poor in his cause.

The poor » Divine care for

1 Samuel 2:8

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, And inherit the throne of glory: For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, And he hath set the world upon them.

Psalm 10:14

Thou hast seen it ; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: The helpless committeth himself unto thee; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for one higher than the high regardeth; and there are higher than they.

Job 36:6

He preserveth not the life of the wicked, But giveth to the afflicted their right.

The poor » Promises to » Divine protection

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Psalm 14:6

Ye put to shame the counsel of the poor, Because Jehovah is his refuge.

More verses: Psalm 69:33 Psalm 109:31

The poor » Despised

Ecclesiastes 9:16

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Proverbs 19:7

All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him! He pursueth them with words, but they are gone.

The poor » Justice to, encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever.

The poor » They who in faith believe » Are blessed

Deuteronomy 15:10

Thou shalt surely give him, and thy heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him; because that for this thing Jehovah thy God will bless thee in all thy work, and in all that thou puttest thy hand unto.

The poor » Give to » Liberally

Deuteronomy 15:8

but thou shalt surely open thy hand unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth.

Deuteronomy 14:29

and the Levite, because he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that Jehovah thy God may bless thee in all the work of thy hand which thou doest.

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt surely open thy hand unto thy brother, to thy needy, and to thy poor, in thy land.

The poor » Offerings of, acceptable to God

2 Corinthians 8:2

how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

Mark 12:42-44

And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, This poor widow cast in more than all they that are casting into the treasury: for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

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 thee, saying, Thou shalt surely open thy hand unto thy brother, to thy needy, and to thy poor, in thy land.

Zephaniah 3:12

But I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall take refuge in the name of Jehovah.

The poor » General references to

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt surely open thy hand unto thy brother, to thy needy, and to thy poor, in thy land.

Zephaniah 3:12

But I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall take refuge in the name of Jehovah.

The poor » Care for » Is characteristic of saints

The poor » Punishment for » Oppressing

Ezekiel 22:31

Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I brought upon their heads, saith the Lord Jehovah.

The poor » Do justice to

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus saith Jehovah: Execute ye justice and righteousness, and deliver him that is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the sojourner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.

The poor » Give to » Cheerfully

The poor » Give to » Not grudgingly

Deuteronomy 15:10

Thou shalt surely give him, and thy heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him; because that for this thing Jehovah thy God will bless thee in all thy work, and in all that thou puttest thy hand unto.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified

Romans 15:26

For it hath been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints that are at Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:1-5

Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God which hath been given in the churches of Macedonia; how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord, read more.
beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints: and this , not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.

The poor » Oppress not

Deuteronomy 24:14

Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy sojourners that are in thy land within thy gates:

The poor » Rule not, with rigor

Leviticus 25:39

And if thy brother be waxed poor with thee, and sell himself unto thee; thou shalt not make him to serve as a bond-servant.

The poor » Should » Provided for under the law

Exodus 23:11

but the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie fallow; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.

Leviticus 19:9-10

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleaning of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather the fallen fruit of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am Jehovah your God.

The poor » Punishment for » Acting unjustly towards

Job 22:6

For thou hast taken pledges of thy brother for nought, And stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 20:19

For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Job 22:10

Therefore snares are round about thee, And sudden fear troubleth thee,

The poor » May be » Liberal

The poor » Relieve

Leviticus 25:35

And if thy brother be waxed poor, and his hand fail with thee; then thou shalt uphold him: as a stranger and a sojourner shall he live with thee.

The poor » They who in faith believe » Have promises

Luke 14:13-14

But when thou makest a feast, bid the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; because they have not wherewith to recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed in the resurrection of the just.

The poor » Punishment for » Spoiling

Ezekiel 18:13

hath given forth upon interest, and hath taken increase; shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.

Isaiah 3:13-15

Jehovah standeth up to contend, and standeth to judge the peoples. Jehovah will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and the princes thereof: It is ye that have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses: what mean ye that ye crush my people, and grind the face of the poor? saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

The poor » Give to » Specially if saints

The poor » Despise not

James 2:2-4

For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing; and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool; Do ye not make distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Proverbs 14:21

He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.

The poor » The wicked » Oppress

Job 24:4-10

They turn the needy out of the way: The poor of the earth all hide themselves. Behold, as wild asses in the desert They go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food; The wilderness yieldeth them bread for their children. They cut their provender in the field; And they glean the vintage of the wicked. 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 embrace the rock for want of a shelter. There are that pluck the fatherless from the breast, And take a pledge of the poor; So that they go about naked without clothing, And being hungry they carry the sheaves.

Ezekiel 18:12

hath wronged the poor and needy, hath taken by robbery, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,

The poor » God » Exalts

1 Samuel 2:8

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, And inherit the throne of glory: For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, And he hath set the world upon them.

Psalm 107:41

Yet setteth he the needy on high from affliction, And maketh him families like a flock.

The poor » God » Hears

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst; I, Jehovah, will answer them, I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

The poor » Give to » Pray for

Psalm 74:19

Oh deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast: Forget not the life of thy poor for ever.

Psalm 74:21

Oh let not the oppressed return ashamed: Let the poor and needy praise thy name.

The poor » God » Protects

The poor » God » Provides for

Psalm 146:7

Who executeth justice for the oppressed; Who giveth food to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;

The poor » Made by God

Job 34:19

That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth 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, Jehovah, who is like unto thee, Who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, Yea, the poor and the needy from him that robbeth him?

Job 36:15

He delivereth the afflicted by their affliction, And openeth their ear in oppression.

The poor » Are such by God's appointment

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Dorcas

Acts 9:36

Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

Acts 9:39

And Peter arose and went with them. And when he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

The poor » Punishment for » Refusing to assist

Job 22:10

Therefore snares are round about thee, And sudden fear troubleth thee,

Job 22:7

Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, And thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

The poor » Care for » Should be urged

2 Corinthians 8:7-8

But as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all earnestness, and in your love to us,'see that ye abound in this grace also. I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

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

Matthew 25:42-45

for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? read more.
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me.

The poor » Harden not the heart against

Deuteronomy 15:7

If there be with thee a poor man, one of thy brethren, within any of thy gates in thy land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy poor brother;

The poor » Shut not the hand against

Deuteronomy 15:7

If there be with thee a poor man, one of thy brethren, within any of thy gates in thy land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy poor brother;

The poor » Oppression of--illustrated

2 Samuel 12:1-6

And Jehovah sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds; but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own morsel, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. read more.
And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him, but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him. And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As Jehovah liveth, the man that hath done this is worthy to die: and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

The poor » Take no usury from

Leviticus 25:36

Take thou no interest of him or increase, but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

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

Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain persons'shall 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 that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Nebuzaradan

Jeremiah 39:10

But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, that had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave 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

And the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren that dwelt in Judea: which also they did, sending it 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 be naked and in lack of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; and yet ye give them not the things needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

The poor » Exemplified » Widow of zarephath

1 Kings 17:12

And she said, As Jehovah thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress 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, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted, they were slain with the sword: they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated

The poor » The wicked » Regard not the cause of

The poor » The wicked » Devour

Habakkuk 3:14

Thou didst pierce with his own staves the head of his warriors: They came as a whirlwind to scatter me; Their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

The poor » The wicked » Vex

Ezekiel 22:20

As they gather silver and brass and iron and lead and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my wrath, and I will lay you there, 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 journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion, and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow he took out two shillings, and gave them to the host, and said, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, I, when I come back again, will repay thee.

The poor » Promises to » Answer to prayer

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst; I, Jehovah, will answer them, I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Paul

Romans 15:25

but now, I'say , I go unto Jerusalem, ministering unto the saints.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Job

Job 29:12-16

Because I delivered the poor that cried, The fatherless also, that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me; And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: My justice was as a robe and a diadem. read more.
I was eyes to the blind, And feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the needy: And the cause of him that I knew not I searched out.

The poor » Should » Rejoice in God

Isaiah 29:19

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

The poor » God » Despises not the prayer of

The poor » God » Maintains the right of

The poor » Christ lived as one of

The poor » Defend

Psalm 82:3-4

Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the poor and needy: Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

The poor » Promises to » An overshadowing providence

Isaiah 25:4

For thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

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

The poor » Exemplified » Prophet's widow

2 Kings 4:2

And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me; what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid hath not anything in the house, save a pot of oil.

The poor » Exemplified » gideon

Judges 6:15

And he said unto him, Oh, Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family 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 mean ye that ye crush my people, and grind the face of the poor? saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

The poor » Should » Commit themselves to God

Psalm 10:14

Thou hast seen it ; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: The helpless committeth himself unto thee; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

The poor » Give to » Without ostentation

The poor » Wrong not, in judgment

Exodus 23:6

Thou shalt not wrest the justice due to thy poor in his cause.

The poor » Christ delivers

Psalm 72:12

For he will deliver the needy when he crieth, And the poor, that hath no helper.

The poor » The wicked » Despise the counsel of

Psalm 14:6

Ye put to shame the counsel of the poor, Because Jehovah is his refuge.

The poor » The wicked » Persecute

The poor » The wicked » Defraud

Amos 8:5-6

saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit; that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

The poor » God » Is the refuge of

Psalm 14:6

Ye put to shame the counsel of the poor, Because Jehovah is his refuge.

The poor » God » Forgets not

The poor » Promises to » Heavenly inheritance

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Boaz

Ruth 2:14

And at meal-time Boaz said unto her, Come hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers, and they reached her parched grain, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left thereof.

The poor » The wicked » Care not for

The poor » The wicked » Tread down

The poor » Care for » Is a fruit of repentance

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

James 1:9

But let the brother of low degree glory in his high estate:

The poor » May be » Rich in faith

The poor » God » Regards, equally with the rich

Job 34:19

That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth 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

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

The poor » Exemplified » Ruth

Ruth 2:2

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

The poor » Promises to » To the poor

Job 5:15

But he saveth from the sword of their mouth, Even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

The poor » The wicked » Crush

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, that oppress the poor, that crush the needy, that say unto their lords, Bring, and let us drink.

The poor » The wicked » Sell

Amos 2:6

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes-

The poor » Should » Hope in God

Job 5:16

So the poor hath hope, And iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The poor

Psalm 14:6

Ye put to shame the counsel of the poor, Because Jehovah is his refuge.

Psalm 72:12-14

For he will deliver the needy when he crieth, And the poor, that hath no helper. He will have pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he will save. He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence; And precious will their blood be in his sight:

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

Proverbs 29:14

The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever.

Trespass offering » Consisted of » The poor » Meat offering

Leviticus 5:11-13

But if his means suffice not for two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, then he shall bring his oblation for that wherein he hath sinned, the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin-offering: he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon; for it is a sin-offering. And he shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as the memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, upon the offerings of Jehovah made by fire: it is a sin-offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in any of these things, and he shall be forgiven: and the remnant'shall be the priest's, as the meal-offering.