'Poor' in the Bible
I will provide you with food there because there will be five more years of famine. Otherwise you would become poor -- you, your household, and everyone who belongs to you."'
and you must not show partiality to a poor man in his lawsuit.
"You must not turn away justice for your poor people in their lawsuits.
But in the seventh year you must let it lie fallow and leave it alone so that the poor of your people may eat, and what they leave any animal in the field may eat; you must do likewise with your vineyard and your olive grove.
The rich are not to increase it, and the poor are not to pay less than the half shekel when giving the offering of the Lord, to make atonement for your lives.
"If the person is poor and does not have sufficient means, he must take one male lamb as a guilt offering for a wave offering to make atonement for himself, one-tenth of an ephah of choice wheat flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, a log of olive oil,
You must not pick your vineyard bare, and you must not gather up the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You must leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.
"'You must not deal unjustly in judgment: you must neither show partiality to the poor nor honor the rich. You must judge your fellow citizen fairly.
When you gather in the harvest of your land, you must not completely harvest the corner of your field, and you must not gather up the gleanings of your harvest. You must leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.'"
If he is too poor to pay the conversion value, he must stand the person before the priest and the priest will establish his conversion value; according to what the man who made the vow can afford, the priest will establish his conversion value.
and whether the land is rich or poor, and whether or not there are forests in it. And be brave, and bring back some of the fruit of the land." Now it was the time of year for the first ripe grapes.
However, there should not be any poor among you, for the Lord will surely bless you in the land that he is giving you as an inheritance,
If a fellow Israelite from one of your villages in the land that the Lord your God is giving you should be poor, you must not harden your heart or be insensitive to his impoverished condition.
There will never cease to be some poor people in the land; therefore, I am commanding you to make sure you open your hand to your fellow Israelites who are needy and poor in your land.
If the person is poor you may not use what he gives you as security for a covering.
You must not oppress a lowly and poor servant, whether one from among your fellow Israelites or from the resident foreigners who are living in your land and villages.
You must pay his wage that very day before the sun sets, for he is poor and his life depends on it. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.
On the fourth day they said to Samson's bride, "Trick your husband into giving the solution to the riddle. If you refuse, we will burn up you and your father's family. Did you invite us here to make us poor?"
He said, "May you be rewarded by the Lord, my dear! This act of devotion is greater than what you did before. For you have not sought to marry one of the young men, whether rich or poor.
He lifts the weak from the dust; he raises the poor from the ash heap to seat them with princes and to bestow on them an honored position. The foundations of the earth belong to the Lord, and he has placed the world on them.
So Saul's servants spoke these words privately to David. David replied, "Is becoming the king's son-in-law something insignificant to you? I'm just a poor and lightly-esteemed man!"
So the Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to David, Nathan said, "There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.
But the poor man had nothing except for a little lamb he had acquired. He raised it, and it grew up alongside him and his children. It used to eat his food, drink from his cup, and sleep in his arms. It was just like a daughter to him.
"When a traveler arrived at the rich man's home, he did not want to use one of his own sheep or cattle to feed the traveler who had come to visit him. Instead, he took the poor man's lamb and cooked it for the man who had come to visit him."
But he left behind some of the poor of the land and gave them fields and vineyards.
as the time when the Jews gave themselves rest from their enemies -- the month when their trouble was turned to happiness and their mourning to a holiday. These were to be days of banqueting, happiness, sending gifts to one another, and providing for the poor.
So he saves from the sword that comes from their mouth, even the poor from the hand of the powerful.
Thus the poor have hope, and iniquity shuts its mouth.
His sons must recompense the poor; his own hands must return his wealth.
For he has oppressed the poor and abandoned them; he has seized a house which he did not build.
They turn the needy from the pathway, and the poor of the land hide themselves together.
The fatherless child is snatched from the breast, the infant of the poor is taken as a pledge.
Before daybreak the murderer rises up; he kills the poor and the needy; in the night he is like a thief.
for I rescued the poor who cried out for help, and the orphan who had no one to assist him;
Have I not wept for the unfortunate? Was not my soul grieved for the poor?
If I have refused to give the poor what they desired, or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
If I have seen anyone about to perish for lack of clothing, or a poor man without a coat,
who shows no partiality to princes, and does not take note of the rich more than the poor, because all of them are the work of his hands?
so that they caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he hears the cry of the needy.
He does not allow the wicked to live, but he gives justice to the poor.
For the music director; a psalm of David. How blessed is the one who treats the poor properly! When trouble comes, the Lord delivers him.
Pay attention, all you people, both rich and poor!
He will defend the oppressed among the people; he will deliver the children of the poor and crush the oppressor.
He will take pity on the poor and needy; the lives of the needy he will save.
Do not let the afflicted be turned back in shame! Let the oppressed and poor praise your name!
Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless! Vindicate the oppressed and suffering!
Rescue the poor and needy! Deliver them from the power of the wicked!
He raises the poor from the dirt, and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile,
I will abundantly supply what she needs; I will give her poor all the food they need.
I know that the Lord defends the cause of the oppressed and vindicates the poor.
The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy.
The wealth of a rich person is like a fortified city, but the poor are brought to ruin by their poverty.
There is one who pretends to be rich and yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor and yet possesses great wealth.
The ransom of a person's life is his wealth, but the poor person hears no threat.
There is abundant food in the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.
A poor person is disliked even by his neighbors, but those who love the rich are many.
The one who oppresses the poor insults his Creator, but whoever shows favor to the needy honors him.
The one who mocks the poor insults his Creator; whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.
A poor person makes supplications, but a rich man answers harshly.
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool.
It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.
All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him -- he pursues them with words, but they do not respond.
The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the Lord, and the Lord will repay him for his good deed.
What is desirable for a person is to show loyal love, and a poor person is better than a liar.
The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and will not be answered.
The one who loves pleasure will be a poor person; whoever loves wine and anointing oil will not be rich.
The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the creator of them both.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
A generous person will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.
The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich -- both end up only in poverty.
Do not exploit a poor person because he is poor and do not crush the needy in court,
A poor person who oppresses the weak is like a driving rain without food.
A poor person who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways even though he is rich.
A rich person is wise in his own eyes, but a discerning poor person can evaluate him properly.
Like a roaring lion or a roving bear, so is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
The one who gives to the poor will not lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to them will receive many curses.
The righteous person cares for the legal rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
The poor person and the oppressor have this in common: the Lord gives light to the eyes of them both.
If a king judges the poor in truth, his throne will be established forever.
lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the Lord?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.
There is a generation whose teeth are like swords and whose molars are like knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among the human race.
lest they drink and forget what is decreed, and remove from all the poor their legal rights.
Open your mouth, judge in righteousness, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
She extends her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hand to the needy.
A poor but wise youth is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive advice.
For he came out of prison to become king, even though he had been born poor in what would become his kingdom.
If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, and there are higher ones over them!
However, a poor but wise man lived in the city, and he could have delivered the city by his wisdom, but no one listened to that poor man.
So I concluded that wisdom is better than might, but a poor man's wisdom is despised; no one ever listens to his advice.
The Lord comes to pronounce judgment on the leaders of his people and their officials. He says, "It is you who have ruined the vineyard! You have stashed in your houses what you have stolen from the poor.
Why do you crush my people and grind the faces of the poor?" The sovereign Lord who commands armies has spoken.
to keep the poor from getting fair treatment, and to deprive the oppressed among my people of justice, so they can steal what widows own, and loot what belongs to orphans.
He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and order the wicked to be executed.
The poor will graze in my pastures; the needy will rest securely. But I will kill your root by famine; it will put to death all your survivors.
For you are a protector for the poor, a protector for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm, a shade from the heat. Though the breath of tyrants is like a winter rainstorm,
It is trampled underfoot by the feet of the oppressed, by the soles of the poor."
The downtrodden will again rejoice in the Lord; the poor among humankind will take delight in the Holy One of Israel.
A deceiver's methods are evil; he dreams up evil plans to ruin the poor with lies, even when the needy are in the right.
The oppressed and the poor look for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched from thirst. I, the Lord, will respond to their prayers; I, the God of Israel, will not abandon them.
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