The poor

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Blessings Of The Poor

Job 20:10

His poor sons shall go forth begging, and their hands shall restore that which he stole.

God And The Poor

Job 34:19

How much less to him who is not a respecter of the persons of princes, nor respects 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 shall never cease out of the land; therefore, I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

Mark 12:44

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

Psalm 82:4

Deliver the poor and destitute; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and blaspheme the name of my God.

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he has set the world upon them.

Leviticus 23:22

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest; thou shalt leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I AM your God.

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Compassion and sympathy » Exercise towards » The poor

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The poor

Ecclesiastes 9:16

Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength: even though the poor man's knowledge 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, the glorious Christ, with respect of persons. For if a man with a gold ring and in precious apparel comes into your synagogue and a poor person in vile raiment also comes in, and ye have respect to him that wears the precious clothing and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there or sit here 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; the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither destroy the destitute in judgment: For the LORD will judge their cause and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

Exodus 23:6

Thou shalt not pervert the rights of thy 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 beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to make them 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

Thou hast seen it, for thou dost behold mischief and spite to requite it with thy hand: the poor commits himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest violence unto the poor and the extortion of rights and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for height is looking upon height; and there is one higher than they.

Job 36:6

He shall not give life to the wicked; but to the poor he shall give their right.

The poor » Promises to » Divine protection

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the spirit of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

Psalm 68:10

Thy presence was in thy congregation; thou, O God, by thy goodness thou hast provided for the poor.

More verses: Psalm 69:33 Psalm 109:31

The poor » Despised

Ecclesiastes 9:16

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

Proverbs 19:7

All the brethren of the poor hate him; how much more shall his friends separate themselves from him? He shall seek their friendship and not find it.

The poor » Justice to, encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.

The poor » They who in faith believe » Are blessed

Deuteronomy 15:10

Thou shalt surely give unto him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him because for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works and in all that thou puttest thine hand to.

The poor » Give to » Liberally

Deuteronomy 15:8

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

Deuteronomy 14:29

And the Levite, who has no part nor inheritance with thee, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within thy gates, shall come and shall eat and be satisfied, that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thy hands which thou doest.

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the poor shall never cease out of the land; therefore, I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide 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 there is first a willing desire, it is accepted according to what a person has and not according to what they do not have.

2 Corinthians 8:2

how that in a great trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

Mark 12:42-44

And as there came a certain poor widow, she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. Then calling his disciples, he said unto them, Verily I say unto you that this poor widow has cast more in than all those who have cast into the treasury, for they all did cast in of their abundance, 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 shall never cease out of the land; therefore, I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

Zephaniah 3:12

I will also leave in the midst of thee a poor and humble people, and they shall wait in the name of the LORD.

The poor » General references to

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the poor shall never cease out of the land; therefore, I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

Zephaniah 3:12

I will also leave in the midst of thee a poor and humble people, and they shall wait in the name of the LORD.

The poor » Care for » Is characteristic of saints

The poor » Punishment for » Oppressing

Ezekiel 22:31

Therefore have I poured out my indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath; I have recompensed their own way upon their heads, said the Lord GOD.

The poor » Do justice to

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus hath the LORD said: Execute judgment and righteousness and deliver the oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor and do not deceive, neither steal from the stranger nor from the fatherless nor from the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

The poor » Give to » Cheerfully

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if there is first a willing desire, it is accepted according to what a person has and not according to what they do not have.

The poor » Give to » Not grudgingly

Deuteronomy 15:10

Thou shalt surely give unto him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him because for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works and in all that thou puttest thine hand to.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified

Romans 15:26

For it has pleased those of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints who are in Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:1-5

Likewise, brethren, we make known unto you the grace of God bestowed on the congregations of Macedonia, how that in a great trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For to their power, I bear record, and even beyond their power they were willing of themselves, read more.
praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the grace and take upon us the fellowship of the ministry to the saints. And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord and then unto us by the will of God.

The poor » Oppress not

Deuteronomy 24:14

Thou shalt not do violence unto a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he is of thy brethren or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates.

The poor » Rule not, with rigor

Leviticus 25:39

And when thy brother becomes poor, being with thee, and if he should sell himself unto thee, thou shalt not compel him to serve as a slave.

The poor » Should » Provided for under the law

Exodus 23:11

but the seventh year thou shalt leave it free and release it, that the poor of thy people may eat, and what they leave the beasts 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 completely reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather the fallen grapes of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and the stranger. I AM your God.

The poor » Punishment for » Acting unjustly towards

Job 22:6

For thou didst take a pledge from thy brother without cause and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 20:19

Because he oppressed and forsook the poor; because he has violently taken away houses which he did not build,

Job 22:10

Therefore, snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubles thee

The poor » May be » Liberal

The poor » Relieve

Leviticus 25:35

And if thy brother becomes poor and comes unto thee, then thou shalt receive him; as a stranger, or a sojourner, he shall live with thee.

The poor » They who in faith believe » Have promises

Luke 14:13-14

But when thou makest a banquet, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and thou shalt be blessed, for they cannot recompense thee; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

The poor » Punishment for » Spoiling

Ezekiel 18:13

gives forth upon usury and takes increase, 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 litigate and is present to judge the peoples. The LORD will come with judgment against the elders of his people and against these his princes, for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. What do you mean that ye beat my people to pieces and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of the hosts.

The poor » Give to » Specially if saints

The poor » Despise not

James 2:2-4

For if a man with a gold ring and in precious apparel comes into your synagogue and a poor person in vile raiment also comes in, and ye have respect to him that wears the precious clothing and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there or sit here under my footstool: Are ye not then judging in yourselves and are become judges of evil thoughts?

Proverbs 14:21

The sinner despises his neighbour, but he that has mercy on the poor is blessed.

The poor » The wicked » Oppress

Job 24:4-10

They turn the needy out of the way; and all the poor of the earth hide themselves from them. Behold, as wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, rising early for a prey; the wilderness yields food for them and for their children. In the field they reap their fodder, and the wicked gather the vintage that is not theirs. read more.
They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold. They are wet with the floods of the mountains and embrace the rock for want of a covering. They pluck the fatherless from the breast and take a pledge of the poor. They cause the naked to go without clothing, and they take away the sheaves from the hungry.

Ezekiel 18:12

oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not restore the pledge, or lifts up his eyes to the idols, or makes an abomination,

The poor » God » Exalts

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to make them 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 sets the poor on high from affliction and makes his families like a flock.

The poor » God » Hears

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and needy seek the waters that are not; their tongue fails for thirst; I the LORD will hear them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

The poor » Give to » Pray for

Psalm 74:19

O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the beasts; forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.

Psalm 74:21

O let not the oppressed return ashamed; the poor and destitute shall praise thy name.

The poor » God » Protects

Psalm 109:31

For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor in spirit to save his soul from those that judge him.

The poor » God » Provides for

Psalm 68:10

Thy presence was in thy congregation; thou, O God, by thy goodness thou hast provided for the poor.

Psalm 146:7

He who does justice unto the oppressed; who gives bread to the hungry. The LORD looses the prisoners:

The poor » Made by God

Job 34:19

How much less to him who is not a respecter of the persons of princes, nor respects 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 unto thee, who delivers the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoils him?

Job 36:15

He shall deliver the poor from his poverty, and in affliction shall open their ears.

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 alms-deeds which she did.

Acts 9:39

Then Peter arose and went with them. 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 had made them while she was with them.

The poor » Punishment for » Refusing to assist

Job 22:10

Therefore, snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubles thee

Job 22:7

Thou didst not give water to drink to the weary, and thou hast withheld bread from the hungry.

The poor » Care for » Should be urged

2 Corinthians 8:7-8

Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith and in word and in knowledge and in all diligence and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. I speak not as commanding, but by occasion of the diligence of others and to prove the sincerity of your charity.

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

Matthew 25:42-45

for I was hungry, and ye gave me no food; 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 they shall also answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not minister unto thee? read more.
Then he shall answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of my brothers, ye did it not to me.

The poor » Harden not the heart against

Deuteronomy 15:7

If there should be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy towns in thy land which the LORD thy God gives thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother,

The poor » Shut not the hand against

Deuteronomy 15:7

If there should be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy towns in thy land which the LORD thy God gives thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother,

The poor » Oppression of--illustrated

2 Samuel 12:1-6

And the LORD 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 sheep and cows, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up, and it grew up together with him and with his children; it ate of his own food and drank of his own cup and lay in his bosom and was unto him as a daughter. read more.
And a traveller came unto the rich man, who did not wish to take of his own sheep and of his own cows 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 had come to him. And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, As the LORD lives, the man that has done this thing is worthy of death, and he shall pay for 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 usury of him, or increase; but thou shalt have the fear of thy God, and thy brother shall live with thee.

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

Proverbs 28:19

He that tills his land shall be filled with bread, but he that follows after vain persons shall be filled with poverty.

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

The sinner despises his neighbour, but he that has mercy on the poor is blessed.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Nebuzaradan

Jeremiah 39:10

But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, which 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

Then the disciples, each one according to what he had, determined to send relief unto the brethren who dwelt in Judea, which they likewise did and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

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

James 2:15-17

If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says unto them, Depart in peace; be ye warmed and filled; but ye do not give them those things which are needful for the body; what shall it profit them? Even so faith, if it does not have works, is dead in and of itself.

The poor » Exemplified » Widow of zarephath

1 Kings 17:12

And she said, As the LORD thy God lives, I have no baked bread, but only a handful of meal in a pitcher and a little oil in a cruse; and now I was gathering two sticks that I may go in and prepare 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, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; poor, afflicted, mistreated,

The poor » The wicked » Regard not the cause of

The poor » The wicked » Devour

Habakkuk 3:14

Thou didst strike through with his staffs the heads of his villages, who as a whirlwind attempted to scatter me; their pride 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 my anger and in my fury, and I will cause you to rest, 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 went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two denarius and gave them to the host and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

The poor » Promises to » Answer to prayer

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and needy seek the waters that are not; their tongue fails for thirst; I the LORD will hear 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

because I delivered the poor that cried and the fatherless who had no one to help him. The blessing of the one 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 as a robe; and my diadem was judgment. read more.
I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy; and the cause which I did not know I searched out.

The poor » Should » Rejoice in God

Isaiah 29:19

Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, 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

Do right concerning the poor and fatherless; do justice to the poor and destitute. Deliver the poor and destitute; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

The poor » Promises to » An overshadowing providence

Isaiah 25:4

For thou hast been strength to the poor, strength to the needy in his distress, refuge from the storm, shadow from the heat, for the force of the violent 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 thou hast in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid has nothing in the house except a flask of oil.

The poor » Exemplified » gideon

Judges 6:15

Then he replied unto him, Oh my Lord, with what shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is poor 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 that ye beat my people to pieces and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of the hosts.

The poor » Should » Commit themselves to God

Psalm 10:14

Thou hast seen it, for thou dost behold mischief and spite to requite it with thy hand: the poor commits himself unto thee; thou art 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 rights of thy poor in his cause.

The poor » Christ delivers

Psalm 72:12

For he shall deliver the destitute when he cries and the poor that has no helper.

The poor » The wicked » Despise the counsel of

The poor » The wicked » Persecute

The poor » The wicked » Defraud

Amos 8:5-6

saying, When the month is over, we will sell the wheat; and after the sabbath day we will open the storehouse of bread, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit; that we may buy the poor for money and the needy for a pair of shoes and sell the refuse of the wheat.

The poor » God » Is the refuge of

The poor » God » Forgets not

The poor » Promises to » Heavenly inheritance

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Boaz

Ruth 2:14

And Boaz said unto her at mealtime, Come here and eat of the bread and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers, and he gave her of the pottage, and she ate and was satisfied, and some was left over.

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

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in his high status;

The poor » May be » Rich in faith

The poor » God » Regards, equally with the rich

Job 34:19

How much less to him who is not a respecter of the persons of princes, nor respects 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

Acts 3:6

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have I give thee: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

The poor » Exemplified » Ruth

Ruth 2:2

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

The poor » Promises to » To the poor

Job 5:15

But he saves the poor from the sword, from the mouth of the wicked, and from the hand of the violent.

The poor » The wicked » Crush

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

The poor » The wicked » Sell

Amos 2:6

Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Israel and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they sold the righteous for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes,

The poor » Should » Hope in God

Job 5:16

Who is the hope of the poor, and iniquity closes her mouth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The poor

Psalm 72:12-14

For he shall deliver the destitute when he cries and the poor that has no helper. He shall have mercy on the poor and destitute and shall save the souls of the poor in spirit. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

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

Proverbs 29:14

The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.

Trespass offering » Consisted of » The poor » Meat offering

Leviticus 5:11-13

But if he is not able to bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for his sin; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon, for it is sin. Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and incense it on the altar upon the other offerings on fire unto the LORD; it is sin. Thus shall the priest reconcile him from his sin in which he has sinned in one of these things, and he shall have forgiveness; and that which remains shall be the priest's, as with a present.