'Destitute' in the Bible
Blessed is the one who is considerate of the destitute; the LORD will deliver him when the times are evil.
He will turn to the prayer of the destitute, not despising their prayer.
"How blessed are those who are destitute in spirit, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!
the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the destitute hear the good news.
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell what you own and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
Surely this perfume could've been sold for a high price and the money given to the destitute."
You'll always have the destitute with you, but you'll not always have me.
Jesus looked at him and loved him. Then he told him, "You're missing one thing. Go and sell everything you own, give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
Then a destitute widow came and dropped in two small copper coins, worth about a cent.
He called his disciples and told them, "I tell all of you with certainty, this destitute widow has dropped in more than everyone who is contributing to the offering box,
This perfume could have been sold for more than 300 denarii and the money given to the destitute." So they got extremely angry with her.
because you'll always have the destitute with you and can help them whenever you want, but you won't always have me.
Then Jesus looked at his disciples and said, "How blessed are you who are destitute, because the kingdom of God is yours!
So he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have observed and heard: the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear again, the dead are raised, and the destitute hear the good news.
When Jesus heard this, he told him, "You still need to do one thing. Sell everything you have and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
Later, Zacchaeus stood up and announced to the Lord, "Look! I'm giving half of my possessions to the destitute, and if I have accused anyone falsely, I'm repaying four times as much as I owe."
Then he saw a destitute widow drop in two small copper coins.
He said, "I tell you with certainty, this destitute widow has dropped in more than all of them,
"Why wasn't this perfume sold for 300 denarii and the money given to the destitute?"
He said this, not because he cared about the destitute, but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the moneybag and would steal what was put into it.
because you will always have the destitute with you, but you won't always have me."
Some thought that, since Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him to buy what they needed for the festival or to give something to the destitute.
The only thing they asked us to do was to remember the destitute, the very thing I was eager to do.
- Belonging To Heaven
- Christ Not Always With People
- Commitment, to Jesus Christ
- Giving Money To The Church
- Giving To The Poor
- Giving, Of Possessions
- Helping Others In Need
- Helping The Poor
- Helping Those In Need
- Instructions About Following
- Kingdom Of God, Entry Into
- Money, Uses Of
- Poor People
- Poverty, Attitudes Towards
- Poverty, Remedies For
- Rich, The