The poor

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Blessings Of The Poor

Job 20:10

His children shall seek the favour of the poor, and his hands restore his wealth.

God And The Poor

Job 34:19

How then to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all the work of his hands.

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Deuteronomy 15:11

For the needy shall never cease from within the land; therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

Mark 12:44

for all have cast in of that which they had in abundance, but she of her destitution has cast in all that she had, the whole of 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 outrage the name of my God.

1 Samuel 2:8

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy, To set him among nobles; and he maketh them inherit a 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 in thy harvest entirely reap the corners of thy field, and the gleaning of thy harvest shalt thou not gather: thou shalt leave them unto the poor and to the stranger: 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 have shamed the counsel of the afflicted, because Jehovah was his refuge.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

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

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brethren, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, Lord of glory, with respect of persons: for if there come unto your synagogue a man with a gold ring in splendid apparel, and a poor man also come in in vile apparel, and ye look upon him who wears the splendid apparel, and say, Do thou sit here well, and say to the poor, Do thou stand there, or sit here under my footstool:

The gospel » Preached to » The poor

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 the soul of those that despoil them.

Exodus 23:6

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

The poor » Divine care for

1 Samuel 2:8

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy, To set him among nobles; and he maketh them inherit a 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 thyself beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite by thy hand. The wretched committeth himself unto thee; thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.

Job 36:6

He saveth not the wicked alive; but he doeth justice to the afflicted.

The poor » Promises to » Divine protection

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity 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 have shamed the counsel of the afflicted, because Jehovah was his refuge.

More verses: Psalm 69:33 Psalm 109:31

The poor » Despised

Ecclesiastes 9:16

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

Proverbs 19:7

All the brethren of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him: he pursueth them with words, they are not to be found.

The poor » Justice to, encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

A 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 bountifully give unto him, and thy heart shall not be evil-disposed when thou givest unto him; because for this thing Jehovah thy God will bless thee in all thy works, and in all the business of thy hand.

The poor » Give to » Liberally

Deuteronomy 15:8

but thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto him, and shalt certainly lend him on pledge what is sufficient for his need, in that which he lacketh.

Deuteronomy 14:29

and the Levite for he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee and the stranger, 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 needy shall never cease from within the land; therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

The poor » Offerings of, acceptable to God

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness be there, a man is accepted according to what he may have, not according to what he has not.

2 Corinthians 8:2

that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty has abounded to the riches of their free-hearted liberality.

Mark 12:42-44

And a poor widow came and cast in two mites, which is a farthing. And having called his disciples to him he said to them, Verily I say unto you, This poor widow has cast in more than all who have cast into the treasury: for all have cast in of that which they had in abundance, but she of her destitution has cast in all that she had, the whole of her living.

The poor » Shall never cease out of the land

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the needy shall never cease from within the land; therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

Zephaniah 3:12

And I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of Jehovah.

The poor » General references to

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the needy shall never cease from within the land; therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

Zephaniah 3:12

And I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of Jehovah.

The poor » Care for » Is characteristic of saints

The poor » Punishment for » Oppressing

Ezekiel 22:31

And I will pour out mine indignation upon them; I will consume them in the fire of my wrath: their own way will I recompense upon their head, saith the Lord Jehovah.

The poor » Do justice to

The poor » Give to » Cheerfully

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness be there, a man is accepted according to what he may have, not according to what he has not.

The poor » Give to » Not grudgingly

Deuteronomy 15:10

Thou shalt bountifully give unto him, and thy heart shall not be evil-disposed when thou givest unto him; because for this thing Jehovah thy God will bless thee in all thy works, and in all the business of thy hand.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified

Romans 15:26

for Macedonia and Achaia have been well pleased to make a certain contribution for the poor of the saints who are in Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:1-5

But we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God bestowed in the assemblies of Macedonia; that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty has abounded to the riches of their free-hearted liberality. For according to their power, I bear witness, and beyond their power, they were willing of their own accord, read more.
begging of us with much entreaty to give effect to the grace and fellowship of the service which was to be rendered to the saints. And not according as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us by God's will.

The poor » Oppress not

Deuteronomy 24:14

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

The poor » Rule not, with rigor

Leviticus 25:39

And if thy brother grow poor beside thee, and be sold unto thee, thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

The poor » Should » Provided for under the law

Exodus 23:11

but in the seventh thou shalt let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of thy people may eat of it; and what they leave, the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thine olive-tree.

Leviticus 19:9-10

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

The poor » Punishment for » Acting unjustly towards

Job 22:6

For thou hast taken a pledge of thy brother for nought, and stripped off the clothing of the naked.

Job 20:19

For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.

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 grow poor, and he be fallen into decay beside thee, then thou shalt relieve him, be he stranger or sojourner, that he may live beside thee.

The poor » They who in faith believe » Have promises

Luke 14:13-14

But when thou makest a feast, call poor, crippled, lame, blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they have not the means to recompense thee; for it shall be recompensed thee in the resurrection of the just.

The poor » Punishment for » Spoiling

Ezekiel 18:13

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

Isaiah 3:13-15

Jehovah setteth himself to plead, and standeth to judge the peoples. Jehovah will enter into judgment with the elders of his people and their princes, saying: 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 faces of the afflicted? 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 unto your synagogue a man with a gold ring in splendid apparel, and a poor man also come in in vile apparel, and ye look upon him who wears the splendid apparel, and say, Do thou sit here well, and say to the poor, Do thou stand there, or sit here under my footstool: have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become judges having evil thoughts?

Proverbs 14:21

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he.

The poor » The wicked » Oppress

Job 24:4-10

They turn the needy out of the way: the afflicted of the land all hide themselves. Lo, as wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking early for the prey: the wilderness yieldeth them food for their children. They reap in the field the fodder thereof, and they gather the vintage of the wicked; read more.
They pass the night naked without clothing, and have no covering in the cold; They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and for want of a shelter embrace the rock ... They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor: These go naked without clothing, and, hungry, they bear the sheaf;

Ezekiel 18:12

hath oppressed the poor and needy, exercised robbery, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, committed abomination,

The poor » God » Exalts

1 Samuel 2:8

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy, To set him among nobles; and he maketh them inherit a throne of glory; For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, and he hath set the world upon them.

Psalm 107:41

But he secureth the needy one on high from affliction, and maketh him families like flocks.

The poor » God » Hears

Isaiah 41:17

The afflicted and the needy seek water, and there is none; 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

Give not up the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast; forget not the troop of thine afflicted for ever.

Psalm 74:21

Oh let not the oppressed one return ashamed; let the afflicted and needy praise thy name.

The poor » God » Protects

The poor » God » Provides for

Psalm 146:7

Who executeth judgment for the oppressed, who giveth bread to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;

The poor » Made by God

Job 34:19

How then to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all 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 afflicted from one stronger than he, yea, the afflicted and the needy from him that spoileth him!

Job 36:15

But he delivereth the afflicted in his affliction, and openeth their ear in their oppression.

The poor » Are such by God's appointment

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Dorcas

Acts 9:36

And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, which being interpreted means Dorcas. She was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did.

Acts 9:39

And Peter rising up went with them, whom, when arrived, they brought up into the upper chamber; and all the widows stood by him weeping and shewing him the body-coats and garments which Dorcas had 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 fainting to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

The poor » Care for » Should be urged

2 Corinthians 8:7-8

but even as ye abound in every way, in faith, and word, and knowledge, and all diligence, and in love from you to us, that ye may abound in this grace also. I do not speak as commanding it, but through the zeal of others, and proving the genuineness of your love.

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

Matthew 25:42-45

for I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me not to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye did not clothe me; ill, and in prison, and ye did not visit me. Then shall they also answer saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or ill, or in prison, and have not ministered to thee? read more.
Then shall he answer them saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have not done it to one of these least, neither have ye done it to me.

The poor » Harden not the heart against

Deuteronomy 15:7

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

The poor » Shut not the hand against

Deuteronomy 15:7

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

The poor » Oppression of--illustrated

2 Samuel 12:1-6

And Jehovah sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich had very many flocks and herds; but the poor man had nothing at all, but one little ewe lamb which he had bought, and was nourishing; and it grew up with him, and together with his children: it ate of his morsel, and drank of his own cup, and slept in his bosom, and was to him as a daughter. read more.
And there came a traveller to the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that had come to him; and he took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that had come to him. Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As Jehovah liveth, the man that hath done this thing is worthy of death; 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

Thou shalt take no usury nor increase of him; and thou shalt fear thy God; that thy brother may live beside thee.

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

Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless 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 neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Nebuzaradan

Jeremiah 39:10

But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard left certain of the people, the poor who 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 they determined, according as any one of the disciples was well off, each of them to send to the brethren who dwelt in Judaea, to minister to them; 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

Now if a brother or a sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one from amongst you say to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled; but give not to them the needful things for the body, what is the profit? So also faith, if it have not works, is dead by 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 a barrel, and a little oil in a 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, were sawn asunder, were tempted, died by the death of the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, evil treated,

The poor » The wicked » Regard not the cause of

The poor » The wicked » Devour

Habakkuk 3:14

Thou didst strike through with his own spears the head of his leaders: They came out as a whirlwind to scatter me, Whose exulting was as to devour the afflicted secretly.

The poor » The wicked » Vex

Ezekiel 22:20

As they gather silver, and copper, 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 fury, and I will lay you on 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 journeying came to him, and seeing him, was moved with compassion, and came up to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and having put him on his own beast, took him to the inn and took care of him. And on the morrow as he left, taking out two denarii he gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him, and whatsoever thou shalt expend more, I will render to thee on my coming back.

The poor » Promises to » Answer to prayer

Isaiah 41:17

The afflicted and the needy seek water, and there is none; 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

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Job

Job 29:12-16

For I delivered the afflicted that cried, and the fatherless who had no helper. The blessing of him that was perishing 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 mantle and a turban. 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 which I knew not I searched out;

The poor » Should » Rejoice in God

Isaiah 29:19

and the meek shall increase their joy in Jehovah, and the needy 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 the fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and the 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 fortress to the poor, a fortress for the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat: for the blast of the terrible ones has been as the storm against a wall.

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

The poor » Exemplified » Prophet's widow

2 Kings 4:2

And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for thee? Tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid has not anything at all in the house but a pot of oil.

The poor » Exemplified » gideon

Judges 6:15

And he said to him, "Pray, Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manas'seh, and I am the least in my family."

The poor » The wicked » Grind the faces of

Isaiah 3:15

What mean ye that ye crush my people, and grind the faces of the afflicted? saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

The poor » Should » Commit themselves to God

Psalm 10:14

Thou hast seen it, for thou thyself beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite by thy hand. The wretched 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 pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

The poor » Christ delivers

Psalm 72:12

For he will deliver the needy who crieth, and the afflicted, who hath no helper;

The poor » The wicked » Despise the counsel of

Psalm 14:6

Ye have shamed the counsel of the afflicted, because Jehovah was 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 corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat? making the ephah small and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances for deceit: that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; and that we may sell the refuse of the wheat.

The poor » God » Is the refuge of

Psalm 14:6

Ye have shamed the counsel of the afflicted, because Jehovah was his refuge.

The poor » God » Forgets not

The poor » Promises to » Heavenly inheritance

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Boaz

Ruth 2:14

And Boaz said to her at mealtime, Come hither and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers; and he reached her parched corn, and she ate and was sufficed, and reserved some.

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 elevation,

The poor » May be » Rich in faith

The poor » God » Regards, equally with the rich

Job 34:19

How then to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all the work of his hands.

The poor » Guilt of defrauding

The poor » Christ preached to

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

Acts 3:6

But Peter said, Silver and gold I have not; but what I have, this give I to thee: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazaraean rise up and walk.

The poor » Exemplified » Ruth

Ruth 2:2

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

The poor » Promises to » To the poor

Job 5:15

And he saveth the needy from the sword, from their mouth, and 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 to their lords, Bring, and let us drink:

The poor » The wicked » Sell

Amos 2:6

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; 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 what he hopeth for, and unrighteousness stoppeth her mouth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The poor

Psalm 14:6

Ye have shamed the counsel of the afflicted, because Jehovah was his refuge.

Psalm 72:12-14

For he will deliver the needy who crieth, and the afflicted, who hath no helper; He will have compassion on the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy: He will redeem their souls from oppression and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

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

Proverbs 29:14

A 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 hand cannot attain to two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin-offering: he shall put no oil on it, neither shall he put 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, the memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, with Jehovah's offerings by fire: it is a sin-offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin which he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him; and it shall be the priest's, as the oblation.