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Blessings Of The Poor

Job 20:10

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

God And The Poor

Job 34:19

Who doesn't respect 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 will never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall surely open your hand to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor, in your land.

Mark 12:44

for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on."

Psalm 82:4

Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked."

Proverbs 30:9

lest I be full, deny you, and say, 'Who is Yahweh?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts 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 Yahweh's. He has set the world on them.

Leviticus 23:22

"'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap into the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest: you shall leave them for the poor, and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh 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." Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality. For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in; and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"

The gospel » Preached to » The poor

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Proverbs 22:22-23

Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court; for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.

Exodus 23:6

"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

The poor » Divine care for

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts 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 Yahweh's. He has set the world on them.

Psalm 10:14

But you do see trouble and grief. You consider it to take it into your hand. You help the victim and the fatherless.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a district, don't marvel at the matter: for one official is eyed by a higher one; and there are officials over them.

Job 36:6

He doesn't preserve the life of the wicked, but gives to the afflicted their right.

The poor » Promises to » Divine protection

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness he will judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked.

More verses: Psalm 69:33 Psalm 109:31

The poor » Despised

Ecclesiastes 9:16

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

The poor » Justice to, encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

The king who fairly judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.

The poor » They who in faith believe » Are blessed

Deuteronomy 15:10

You shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him; because that for this thing Yahweh your God will bless you in all your work, and in all that you put your hand to.

The poor » Give to » Liberally

Deuteronomy 15:8

but you shall surely open your hand to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need [in that] which he wants.

Deuteronomy 14:29

and the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the foreigner living among you, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall surely open your hand 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 readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don't have.

2 Corinthians 8:2

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

Mark 12:42-44

A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins, which equal a quadrans coin. He called his disciples to himself, and said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury, for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on."

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, saying, You shall surely open your hand to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor, in your land.

Zephaniah 3:12

But I will leave in the midst of you an afflicted and poor people, and they will take refuge in the name of Yahweh.

The poor » General references to

Deuteronomy 15:11

For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall surely open your hand to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor, in your land.

Zephaniah 3:12

But I will leave in the midst of you an afflicted and poor people, and they will take refuge in the name of Yahweh.

The poor » Care for » Is characteristic of saints

The poor » Punishment for » Oppressing

Ezekiel 22:31

Therefore have I poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I brought on their heads, says the Lord Yahweh.

The poor » Do justice to

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus says Yahweh: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the foreigner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.

The poor » Give to » Cheerfully

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don't have.

The poor » Give to » Not grudgingly

Deuteronomy 15:10

You shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him; because that for this thing Yahweh your God will bless you in all your work, and in all that you put your hand to.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified

Romans 15:26

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

2 Corinthians 8:1-5

Moreover, brothers, we make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the assemblies of Macedonia; how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality. For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord, read more.
begging us with much entreaty to receive this grace and the fellowship in the service to the saints. This was 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

You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers, or of your foreigners who are in your land within your gates:

The poor » Rule not, with rigor

Leviticus 25:39

"'If your brother has grown poor among you, and sells himself to you; you shall not make him to serve as a slave.

The poor » Should » Provided for under the law

Exodus 23:11

but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the animal of the field shall eat. In the same way, you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove.

Leviticus 19:9-10

"'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 not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh your God.

The poor » Punishment for » Acting unjustly towards

Job 22:6

For you have taken pledges from 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, and he shall not build it up.

Job 22:10

Therefore snares are around you. Sudden fear troubles you,

The poor » May be » Liberal

The poor » Relieve

Leviticus 25:35

"'If your brother has become poor, and his hand can't support him among you; then you shall uphold him. He shall live with you like an alien and a temporary resident.

The poor » They who in faith believe » Have promises

Luke 14:13-14

But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind; and you will be blessed, because they don't have the resources to repay you. For you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous."

The poor » Punishment for » Spoiling

Ezekiel 18:13

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

Isaiah 3:13-15

Yahweh stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples. Yahweh will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and their leaders: "It is you who have eaten up the vineyard. The spoil of the poor is in your houses. What do you mean that you crush my people, and grind the face of the poor?" says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

The poor » Give to » Specially if saints

The poor » Despise not

James 2:2-4

For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in; and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;" haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Proverbs 14:21

He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.

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 donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food. The wilderness yields them bread for their children. They cut their provender in the field. They glean the vineyard 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 lack of a shelter. There are those who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor, So that they go around naked without clothing. Being hungry, they carry the sheaves.

Ezekiel 18:12

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

The poor » God » Exalts

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts 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 Yahweh's. He has set the world on them.

Psalm 107:41

Yet he lifts the needy out of their affliction, and increases their families like a flock.

The poor » God » Hears

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and needy seek water, and there is none. Their tongue fails for thirst. I, Yahweh, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

The poor » Give to » Pray for

Psalm 74:19

Don't deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts. Don't forget the life of your poor forever.

Psalm 74:21

Don't let the oppressed return ashamed. Let the poor and needy praise your name.

The poor » God » Protects

Psalm 109:31

For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul. A Psalm by David.

The poor » God » Provides for

Psalm 146:7

who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. Yahweh frees the prisoners.

The poor » Made by God

Job 34:19

Who doesn't respect 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, "Yahweh, who is like you, who delivers the poor from him who is too strong for him; yes, the poor and the needy from him who robs him?"

Job 36:15

He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear in oppression.

The poor » Are such by God's appointment

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Dorcas

Acts 9:39

Peter got up and went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper room. All the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the 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 around you. Sudden fear troubles you,

Job 22:7

You haven't 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

But as you abound in everything, in faith, utterance, knowledge, all earnestness, and in your love to us, see that you also abound in this grace. 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 you didn't give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and you didn't take me in; naked, and you didn't clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn't visit me.' "Then they will also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn't help you?' read more.
"Then he will answer them, saying, 'Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn't do it to one of the least of these, you didn't do it to me.'

The poor » Harden not the heart against

Deuteronomy 15:7

If a poor man, one of your brothers, is with you within any of your gates in your land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother;

The poor » Shut not the hand against

Deuteronomy 15:7

If a poor man, one of your brothers, is with you within any of your gates in your land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother;

The poor » Oppression of--illustrated

2 Samuel 12:1-6

Yahweh sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, "There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds, but the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and raised. It grew up together with him, and with his children. It ate of his own food, drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was to him like a daughter. read more.
A traveler came to the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man who had come to him, but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man who had come to him." David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As Yahweh lives, the man who has done this is worthy to die! 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 no interest from him or profit, but fear your God; that your brother may live among you.

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

Proverbs 28:19

One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of 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

He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Nebuzaradan

Jeremiah 39:10

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

As any of the disciples had plenty, each determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea; which they also did, sending it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

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

James 2:15-17

And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food, and one of you tells them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled;" and yet you didn't give them the things the body needs, what good is it? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.

The poor » Exemplified » Widow of zarephath

1 Kings 17:12

She said, "As Yahweh your God lives, I don't have a cake, but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the jar. Behold, 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. They were sawn apart. They were tempted. They were slain with the sword. They went around in sheep skins and in goat skins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated

The poor » The wicked » Regard not the cause of

The poor » The wicked » Devour

Habakkuk 3:14

You pierced the heads of his warriors with their own spears. They came as a whirlwind to scatter me, gloating as if to devour the wretched in secret.

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 on it, to melt it; so will I gather you in my 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 traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion, came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, 'Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.'

The poor » Promises to » Answer to prayer

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and needy seek water, and there is none. Their tongue fails for thirst. I, Yahweh, 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 am going to Jerusalem, serving the saints.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Job

Job 29:12-16

Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him, the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on 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 to the lame. I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn't know, I searched out.

The poor » Should » Rejoice in God

Isaiah 29:19

The humble also will increase their joy in Yahweh, and the poor among men will 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

"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked."

The poor » Promises to » An overshadowing providence

Isaiah 25:4

For you have 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 dreaded ones is like 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

Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me: what do you have in the house?" She said, "Your handmaid has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil."

The poor » Exemplified » gideon

Judges 6:15

He said to him, "O Lord, how 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 do you mean that you crush my people, and grind the face of the poor?" says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

The poor » Should » Commit themselves to God

Psalm 10:14

But you do see trouble and grief. You consider it to take it into your hand. You help the victim and the fatherless.

The poor » Give to » Without ostentation

The poor » Wrong not, in judgment

Exodus 23:6

"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

The poor » Christ delivers

Psalm 72:12

For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who 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 will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may market wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel large, 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 sweepings with 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

At meal time Boaz said to her, "Come here, and eat of the bread, and dip your morsel in the vinegar." She sat beside the reapers, and they reached her parched grain, and she ate, and was satisfied, and left some of it.

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 in humble circumstances glory in his high position;

The poor » May be » Rich in faith

The poor » God » Regards, equally with the rich

Job 34:19

Who doesn't respect 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

But Peter said, "Silver and gold have I none, but what I have, that I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk!"

The poor » Exemplified » Ruth

Ruth 2:2

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

The poor » Promises to » To the poor

Job 5:15

But he saves from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

The poor » The wicked » Crush

Amos 4:1

Listen to this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who tell their husbands, "Bring us drinks!"

The poor » The wicked » Sell

Amos 2:6

Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; 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 has hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The poor

Psalm 72:12-14

For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper. He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy. He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his sight.

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

Proverbs 29:14

The king who fairly judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.

Trespass offering » Consisted of » The poor » Meat offering

Leviticus 5:11-13

"'But if he can't afford two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he shall bring his offering for that in which he has sinned, the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering. He shall put no oil on it, neither shall he put any frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. He shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as the memorial portion, and burn it on the altar, on the offerings of Yahweh made by fire. It is a sin offering. The priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin that he has sinned in any of these things, and he will be forgiven; and the rest shall be the priest's, as the meal offering.'"