'Needy' in the Bible
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.
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:
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.
as the days in which the Jews had rest from their enemies, and the month which was turned to them from sorrow to gladness, and from mourning into a good day; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending presents of food to one another, and gifts to the needy.
But he saves from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.
They turn the needy out of the way. The poor of the earth all hide themselves.
The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.
I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn't know, I searched out.
Didn't I weep for him who was in trouble? Wasn't my soul grieved for the needy?
if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
"Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says Yahweh; "I will set him in safety from those who malign him."
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?"
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright in the way.
But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don't delay, my God. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
For Yahweh hears the needy, and doesn't despise his captive people.
But I am poor and needy. Come to me quickly, God. You are my help and my deliverer. Yahweh, don't delay.
He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the children of the needy, and will break the oppressor in pieces.
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.
Don't let the oppressed return ashamed. Let the poor and needy praise your name.
Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked."
Hear, Yahweh, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
Yet he lifts the needy out of their affliction, and increases their families like a flock.
because he didn't remember to show kindness, but persecuted the poor and needy man, the broken in heart, to kill them.
for I am poor and needy. My heart is wounded within me.
For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul. A Psalm by David.
He raises up the poor out of the dust. Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;
I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the needy.
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;
A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.
There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaws like knives, to devour the poor from the earth, and the needy from among men.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."
She opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy.
to deprive the needy from justice, and to rob the poor among my people of their rights, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
The firstborn of the poor will eat, and the needy will lie down in safety; and I will kill your root with famine, and your remnant will be killed.
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 foot shall tread it down; Even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy."
The ways of the scoundrel are evil. He devises wicked devices to destroy the humble with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.
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.
They have grown fat. They shine; yes, they excell in deeds of wickedness. They don't plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and they don't judge the right of the needy.
Sing to Yahweh, praise Yahweh; for he has delivered the soul of the needy from the hand of evildoers.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Wasn't this to know me? says Yahweh.
Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and prosperous ease was in her and in her daughters; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
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 people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery; yes, they have troubled the poor and needy, and have oppressed the foreigner wrongfully.
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;
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!"
For I know how many your offenses, and how great are your sins -- you who afflict the just, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the courts.
Hear this, you who desire to swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail,
that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the sweepings with the wheat?'"
But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, and behold, all things will be clean to you.
Sell that which you have, and give gifts to the needy. Make for yourselves purses which don't grow old, a treasure in the heavens that doesn't fail, where no thief approaches, neither moth destroys.
A certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask gifts for the needy of those who entered into the temple.
Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive gifts for the needy.
They recognized him, that it was he who used to sit begging for gifts for the needy at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. They were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
a devout man, and one who feared God with all his house, who gave gifts for the needy generously to the people, and always prayed to God.
He, fastening his eyes on him, and being frightened, said, "What is it, Lord?" He said to him, "Your prayers and your gifts to the needy have gone up for a memorial before God.
and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer is heard, and your gifts to the needy are remembered in the sight of God.
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