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34 Bible Verses about The poor

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Deuteronomy 15:11

because the needy one doth not cease out of the land, therefore I am commanding thee, saying, Thou dost certainly open thy hand to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy one, in thy land.

John 12:8

for the poor ye have always with yourselves, and me ye have not always.'

Mark 12:44

for all, out of their abundance, put in, but she, out of her want, all that she had put in -- all her living.'

Psalm 82:4

Let the weak and needy escape, From the hand of the wicked deliver them.

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, 'Who is Jehovah?' And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.

1 Samuel 2:8

He raiseth from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He lifteth up the needy, To cause them to sit with nobles, Yea, a throne of honour He doth cause them to inherit, For to Jehovah are the fixtures of earth, And He setteth on them the habitable world.

Leviticus 23:22

And in your reaping the harvest of your land thou dost not complete the corner of thy field in thy reaping, and the gleaning of thy harvest thou dost not gather, to the poor and to the sojourner thou dost leave them; I Jehovah am your God.'

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Compassion and sympathy » Exercise towards » The poor

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The poor

Psalm 14:6

The counsel of the poor ye cause to stink, Because Jehovah is his refuge.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

And I said, 'Better is wisdom than might, and the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.' --

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brethren, hold not, in respect of persons, the faith of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, for if there may come into your synagogue a man with gold ring, in gay raiment, and there may come in also a poor man in vile raiment, and ye may look upon him bearing the gay raiment, and may say to him, 'Thou -- sit thou here well,' and to the poor man may say, 'Thou -- stand thou there, or, Sit thou 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, And bruise not the afflicted in the gate. For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers.

Exodus 23:6

'Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of thy needy one in his strife;

The poor » Divine care for

1 Samuel 2:8

He raiseth from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He lifteth up the needy, To cause them to sit with nobles, Yea, a throne of honour He doth cause them to inherit, For to Jehovah are the fixtures of earth, And He setteth on them the habitable world.

Psalm 10:14

Thou hast seen, For Thou perverseness and anger beholdest; By giving into Thy hand, On Thee doth the afflicted leave it, Of the fatherless Thou hast been an helper.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If oppression of the poor, and violent taking away of judgment and righteousness thou seest in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for a higher than the high is observing, and high ones are over them.

Job 36:6

He reviveth not the wicked, And the judgment of the poor appointeth;

The poor » Promises to » Divine protection

Isaiah 11:4

And he hath judged in righteousness the poor, And decided in uprightness for the humble of earth, And hath smitten earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips he putteth the wicked to death.

Psalm 14:6

The counsel of the poor ye cause to stink, Because Jehovah is his refuge.

More verses: Psalm 69:33 Psalm 109:31

The poor » Despised

Ecclesiastes 9:16

And I said, 'Better is wisdom than might, and the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.' --

Proverbs 19:7

All the brethren of the poor have hated him, Surely also his friends have been far from him, He is pursuing words -- they are not!

The poor » Justice to, encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

a king that is judging truly the poor, His throne for ever is established.

Jeremiah 22:16

He decided the cause of the poor and needy, Then it is well -- is it not to know Me? An affirmation of Jehovah.

The poor » They who in faith believe » Are blessed

Deuteronomy 15:10

thou dost certainly give to him, and thy heart is not sad in thy giving to him, for because of this thing doth Jehovah thy God bless thee in all thy works, and in every putting forth of thy hand;

The poor » Give to » Liberally

Deuteronomy 15:8

for thou dost certainly open thy hand to him, and dost certainly lend him sufficient for his lack which he lacketh.

Deuteronomy 14:29

and come in hath the Levite (for he hath no part and inheritance with thee), and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within thy gates, and they have eaten, and been satisfied, so that Jehovah thy God doth bless thee in all the work of thy hand which thou dost.

Deuteronomy 15:11

because the needy one doth not cease out of the land, therefore I am commanding thee, saying, Thou dost certainly open thy hand to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy one, in thy land.

The poor » Offerings of, acceptable to God

2 Corinthians 8:12

for if the willing mind is present, according to that which any one may have it is well-accepted, not according to that which he hath not;

2 Corinthians 8:2

because in much trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, did abound to the riches of their liberality;

Mark 12:42-44

and having come, a poor widow did put in two mites, which are a farthing. And having called near his disciples, he saith to them, 'Verily I say to you, that this poor widow hath put in more than all those putting into the treasury; for all, out of their abundance, put in, but she, out of her want, all that she had put in -- all her living.'

The poor » Shall never cease out of the land

Deuteronomy 15:11

because the needy one doth not cease out of the land, therefore I am commanding thee, saying, Thou dost certainly open thy hand to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy one, in thy land.

The poor » General references to

Deuteronomy 15:11

because the needy one doth not cease out of the land, therefore I am commanding thee, saying, Thou dost certainly open thy hand to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy one, in thy land.

The poor » Care for » Is characteristic of saints

The poor » Punishment for » Oppressing

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have used oppression, And have taken plunder violently away, And humble and needy have oppressed, And the sojourner oppressed -- without judgment.

Ezekiel 22:31

And I pour out on them mine indignation, By fire of My wrath I have consumed them, Their way on their own head I have put, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!'

The poor » Do justice to

Jeremiah 22:16

He decided the cause of the poor and needy, Then it is well -- is it not to know Me? An affirmation of Jehovah.

The poor » Give to » Cheerfully

2 Corinthians 8:12

for if the willing mind is present, according to that which any one may have it is well-accepted, not according to that which he hath not;

The poor » Give to » Not grudgingly

Deuteronomy 15:10

thou dost certainly give to him, and thy heart is not sad in thy giving to him, for because of this thing doth Jehovah thy God bless thee in all thy works, and in every putting forth of thy hand;

The poor » Regard for--exemplified

Romans 15:26

for it pleased Macedonia and Achaia well to make a certain contribution for the poor of the saints who are in Jerusalem;

2 Corinthians 8:1-5

And we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God, that hath been given in the assemblies of Macedonia, because in much trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, did abound to the riches of their liberality; because, according to their power, I testify, and above their power, they were willing of themselves, read more.
with much entreaty calling on us to receive the favour and the fellowship of the ministration to the saints, and not according as we expected, but themselves they did give first to the Lord, and to us, through the will of God,

The poor » Oppress not

The poor » Rule not, with rigor

Leviticus 25:39

'And when thy brother becometh poor with thee, and he hath been sold to thee, thou dost not lay on him servile service;

The poor » Should » Provided for under the law

Exodus 23:11

and the seventh thou dost release it, and hast left it, and the needy of thy people have eaten, and their leaving doth the beast of the field eat; so dost thou to thy vineyard -- to thine olive-yard.

Leviticus 19:9-10

'And in your reaping the harvest of your land ye do not completely reap the corner of thy field, and the gleaning of thy harvest thou dost not gather, and thy vineyard thou dost not glean, even the omitted part of thy vineyard thou dost not gather, to the poor and to the sojourner thou dost leave them; I am Jehovah your God.

The poor » Punishment for » Acting unjustly towards

Job 22:6

For thou takest a pledge of thy brother for nought, And the garments of the naked Thou dost strip off.

Job 20:19

For he oppressed -- he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.

Job 22:10

Therefore round about thee are snares, And trouble thee doth fear suddenly.

The poor » May be » Liberal

The poor » Relieve

Leviticus 25:35

'And when thy brother is become poor, and his hand hath failed with thee, then thou hast kept hold on him, sojourner and settler, and he hath lived with thee;

The poor » They who in faith believe » Have promises

Luke 14:13-14

but when thou mayest make a feast, be calling poor, maimed, lame, blind, and happy thou shalt be, because they have not to recompense thee, for it shall be recompensed to thee in the rising again of the righteous.'

The poor » Punishment for » Spoiling

Ezekiel 18:13

In usury he hath given, and increase taken, And he liveth: he doth not live, All these abominations he hath done, He doth surely die, his blood is on him.

Isaiah 3:13-15

Jehovah hath stood up to plead, And He is standing to judge the peoples. Jehovah into judgment doth enter With elders of His people, and its heads: 'And ye, ye have consumed the vineyard, Plunder of the poor is in your houses. What -- to you? ye bruise My people, And the faces of the poor ye grind.' An affirmation of the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, And Jehovah saith:

The poor » Give to » Specially if saints

The poor » Despise not

James 2:2-4

for if there may come into your synagogue a man with gold ring, in gay raiment, and there may come in also a poor man in vile raiment, and ye may look upon him bearing the gay raiment, and may say to him, 'Thou -- sit thou here well,' and to the poor man may say, 'Thou -- stand thou there, or, Sit thou here under my footstool,' -- ye did not judge fully in yourselves, and did become ill-reasoning judges.

Proverbs 14:21

Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.

The poor » The wicked » Oppress

Job 24:4-10

They turn aside the needy from the way, Together have hid the poor of the earth. Lo, wild asses in a wilderness, They have gone out about their work, Seeking early for prey, A mixture for himself -- food for young ones. In a field his provender they reap, And the vineyard of the wicked they glean. read more.
The naked they cause to lodge Without clothing. And there is no covering in the cold. From the inundation of hills they are wet, And without a refuge -- have embraced a rock. They take violently away From the breast the orphan, And on the poor they lay a pledge. Naked, they have gone without clothing, And hungry -- have taken away a sheaf.

Ezekiel 18:12

The afflicted and needy he hath oppressed, Plunder he hath taken violently away, A pledge he doth not return, And unto the idols he hath lifted up his eyes, Abomination he hath done!

The poor » God » Exalts

1 Samuel 2:8

He raiseth from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He lifteth up the needy, To cause them to sit with nobles, Yea, a throne of honour He doth cause them to inherit, For to Jehovah are the fixtures of earth, And He setteth on them the habitable world.

Psalm 107:41

And setteth on high the needy from affliction, And placeth families as a flock.

The poor » God » Hears

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and the needy are seeking water, And there is none, Their tongue with thirst hath failed, I, Jehovah do answer them, The God of Israel -- I forsake them not.

Psalm 69:33

For Jehovah hearkeneth unto the needy, And His bound ones He hath not despised.

The poor » Give to » Pray for

Psalm 74:19

Give not up to a company, The soul of Thy turtle-dove, The company of Thy poor ones forget not for ever.

Psalm 74:21

Let not the oppressed turn back ashamed, Let the poor and needy praise Thy name,

The poor » God » Protects

The poor » God » Provides for

The poor » Made by God

Job 34:19

That hath not accepted the person of princes, Nor hath known the rich before the poor, For a work of His hands are all of them.

The poor » God » Delivers

Psalm 35:10

All my bones say, 'Jehovah, who is like Thee, Delivering the poor from the stronger than he, And the poor and needy from his plunderer.'

Job 36:15

He draweth out the afflicted in his affliction, And uncovereth in oppression their ear.

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 interpreted, is called Dorcas,) this woman was full of good works and kind acts that she was doing;

Acts 9:39

And Peter having risen, went with them, whom having come, they brought into the upper chamber, and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing coats and garments, as many as Dorcas was making while she was with them.

The poor » Punishment for » Refusing to assist

Job 22:10

Therefore round about thee are snares, And trouble thee doth fear suddenly.

Job 22:7

Thou causest not the weary to drink water, And from the hungry thou withholdest bread.

The poor » Care for » Should be urged

2 Corinthians 8:7-8

but even as in every thing ye do abound, in faith, and word, and knowledge, and all diligence, and in your love to us, that also in this grace ye may abound; not according to command do I speak, but because of the diligence of others, and of your love proving the genuineness,

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

Matthew 25:42-45

for I did hunger, and ye gave me not to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me not to drink; a stranger I was, and ye did not receive me; naked, and ye put not around me; infirm, and in prison, and ye did not look after me. 'Then shall they answer, they also, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or infirm, or in prison, and we did not minister to thee? read more.
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of these, the least, ye did it not to me.

The poor » Harden not the heart against

Deuteronomy 15:7

'When there is with thee any needy one of one of thy brethren, in one of thy cities, in thy land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, thou dost not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy needy brother;

The poor » Shut not the hand against

Deuteronomy 15:7

'When there is with thee any needy one of one of thy brethren, in one of thy cities, in thy land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, thou dost not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy needy brother;

The poor » Oppression of--illustrated

2 Samuel 12:1-6

And Jehovah sendeth Nathan unto David, and he cometh unto him, and saith to him: 'Two men have been in one city; One rich and one poor; The rich hath flocks and herds very many; And the poor one hath nothing, Except one little ewe-lamb, Which he hath bought, and keepeth alive, And it groweth up with him, And with his sons together; Of his morsel it eateth, And from his cup it drinketh, And in his bosom it lieth, And it is to him as a daughter; read more.
And there cometh a traveller to the rich man, And he spareth to take Of his own flock, and of his own herd, To prepare for the traveller Who hath come to him, And he taketh the ewe-lamb of the poor man, And prepareth it for the man Who hath come unto him.' And the anger of David burneth against the man exceedingly, and he saith unto Nathan, 'Jehovah liveth, surely a son of death is the man who is doing this, and the ewe-lamb he doth repay fourfold, because that he hath done this thing, and because that he had no pity.'

The poor » Take no usury from

Leviticus 25:36

thou takest no usury from him, or increase; and thou hast been afraid of thy God; and thy brother hath lived with thee;

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

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

Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Nebuzaradan

Jeremiah 39:10

And of the poor people, who have nothing, hath Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners, left in the land of Judah, and he giveth to them vineyards and fields on the same day.

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, according as any one was prospering, determined each of them to send for ministration to the brethren dwelling in Judea, which also they did, having sent unto the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

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

James 2:15-17

and if a brother or sister may be naked, and may be destitute of the daily food, and any one of you may say to them, 'Depart ye in peace, be warmed, and be filled,' and may not give to them the things needful for the body, what is the profit? so also the faith, if it may not have works, is dead by itself.

The poor » Exemplified » Widow of zarephath

1 Kings 17:12

And she saith, 'Jehovah thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but the fulness of the hand of meal in a pitcher, and a little oil in a dish; and lo, I am gathering two sticks, and have gone in and prepared it for myself, and for my son, and we have eaten it -- and died.'

The poor » Exemplified » Saints of old

Hebrews 11:37

they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tried; in the killing of the sword they died; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins -- being destitute, afflicted, injuriously treated,

The poor » The wicked » Regard not the cause of

The poor » The wicked » Devour

Habakkuk 3:14

Thou hast pierced with his staves the head of his leaders, They are tempestuous to scatter me, Their exultation is as to consume the poor in secret.

The poor » The wicked » Vex

Ezekiel 22:20

A gathering of silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, Unto the midst of a furnace -- to blow on it fire, to melt it, So do I gather in Mine anger and in My fury, And I have let rest, and have melted 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 along him, and having seen him, he was moved with compassion, and having come near, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and having lifted him up on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and was careful of him; and on the morrow, going forth, taking out two denaries, he gave to the innkeeper, and said to him, Be careful of him, and whatever thou mayest spend more, I, in my coming again, will give back to thee.

The poor » Promises to » Answer to prayer

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and the needy are seeking water, And there is none, Their tongue with thirst hath failed, I, Jehovah do answer them, The God of Israel -- I forsake them not.

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Paul

The poor » Regard for--exemplified » Job

Job 29:12-16

For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, And the fatherless who hath no helper. The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to sing. Righteousness I have put on, and it clotheth me, As a robe and a diadem my justice. read more.
Eyes I have been to the blind, And feet to the lame am I. A father I am to the needy, And the cause I have not known I search out.

The poor » Should » Rejoice in God

Isaiah 29:19

And the humble have added joy in Jehovah, And the poor among men In the Holy One of Israel rejoice.

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 ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous. Let the weak and needy escape, From the hand of the wicked deliver them.

The poor » Promises to » An overshadowing providence

Isaiah 25:4

For Thou hast been a stronghold for the poor, A stronghold for the needy in his distress, A refuge from storm, a shadow from heat, When the spirit of the terrible is as a storm -- a wall.

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

The poor » Exemplified » Prophet's widow

2 Kings 4:2

And Elisha saith unto her, 'What do I do for thee? declare to me, what hast thou in the house?' and she saith, 'Thy maid-servant hath nothing in the house except a pot of oil.'

The poor » Exemplified » gideon

Judges 6:15

And he saith unto him, 'O, my lord, wherewith do I save Israel? lo, my chief is weak in Manasseh, and I the least in the house of my father.'

The poor » The wicked » Grind the faces of

Isaiah 3:15

What -- to you? ye bruise My people, And the faces of the poor ye grind.' An affirmation of the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, And Jehovah saith:

The poor » Should » Commit themselves to God

Psalm 10:14

Thou hast seen, For Thou perverseness and anger beholdest; By giving into Thy hand, On Thee doth the afflicted leave it, Of the fatherless Thou hast been an helper.

The poor » Give to » Without ostentation

The poor » Wrong not, in judgment

Exodus 23:6

'Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of thy needy one in his strife;

The poor » Christ delivers

Psalm 72:12

For he delivereth the needy who crieth, And the poor when he hath no helper,

The poor » The wicked » Despise the counsel of

Psalm 14:6

The counsel of the poor ye cause to stink, Because Jehovah is his refuge.

The poor » The wicked » Persecute

The poor » The wicked » Defraud

Amos 8:5-6

Saying, When doth the new moon pass, And we sell ground corn? And the sabbath, and we open out pure corn? To make little the ephah, And to make great the shekel, And to use perversely balances of deceit. To purchase with money the poor, And the needy for a pair of sandals, Yea, the refuse of the pure corn we sell.

The poor » God » Is the refuge of

Psalm 14:6

The counsel of the poor ye cause to stink, 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 Boaz saith to her, 'At meal-time come nigh hither, and thou hast eaten of the bread, and dipped thy morsel in the vinegar.' And she sitteth at the side of the reapers, and he reacheth to her roasted corn, and she eateth, and is satisfied, and leaveth.

The poor » The wicked » Care not for

The poor » The wicked » Tread down

The poor » Care for » Is a fruit of repentance

Luke 3:11

and he answering saith to them, 'He having two coats -- let him impart to him having none, and he having victuals -- in like manner let him do.'

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

James 1:9

And let the brother who is low rejoice in his exaltation,

The poor » May be » Rich in faith

The poor » God » Regards, equally with the rich

Job 34:19

That hath not accepted the person of princes, Nor hath known the rich before the poor, For a work of His hands are all of them.

The poor » Guilt of defrauding

The poor » Christ preached to

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

Acts 3:6

and Peter said, 'Silver and gold I have none, but what I have, that I give to thee; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and be walking.'

The poor » Exemplified » Ruth

Ruth 2:2

And Ruth the Moabitess saith unto Naomi, 'Let me go, I pray thee, into the field, and I gather among the ears of corn after him in whose eyes I find grace;' and she saith to her, 'Go, my daughter.'

The poor » Promises to » To the poor

Job 5:15

And He saveth the wasted from their mouth, And from a strong hand the needy,

The poor » The wicked » Crush

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, Who are in the mountain of Samaria, Who are oppressing the poor, Who are bruising the needy, Who are saying to their lords: 'Bring in, and we do drink.'

The poor » The wicked » Sell

Amos 2:6

Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of their selling for silver the righteous, And the needy for a pair of sandals.

The poor » Should » Hope in God

Job 5:16

And there is hope to the poor, And perverseness hath shut her mouth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The poor

Psalm 14:6

The counsel of the poor ye cause to stink, Because Jehovah is his refuge.

Psalm 72:12-14

For he delivereth the needy who crieth, And the poor when he hath no helper, He hath pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he saveth, From fraud and from violence he redeemeth their soul, And precious is their blood in his eyes.

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

Proverbs 29:14

a king that is judging truly the poor, His throne for ever is established.

Jeremiah 22:16

He decided the cause of the poor and needy, Then it is well -- is it not to know Me? An affirmation of Jehovah.

Trespass offering » Consisted of » The poor » Meat offering

Leviticus 5:11-13

And if his hand reach not to two turtle-doves, or to two young pigeons, then he hath brought in his offering -- he who hath sinned -- a tenth of an ephah of flour for a sin-offering; he putteth no oil on it, nor doth he put on it frankincense, for it is a sin-offering, and he hath brought it in unto the priest, and the priest hath taken a handful from it -- the fulness of his hand -- its memorial -- and hath made perfume on the altar, according to the fire-offerings of Jehovah; it is a sin-offering. And the priest hath made atonement for him, for his sin which he hath sinned against one of these, and it hath been forgiven him, and the remnant hath been to the priest, like the present.'

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Blessings Of The Poor

Job 20:10

His sons do the poor oppress, And his hands give back his wealth.

God And The Poor

Job 34:19

That hath not accepted the person of princes, Nor hath known the rich before the poor, For a work of His hands are all of them.