'Poor' in the Bible
and behold, seven other cattle came up after them, poor and very ugly and thin, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for ugliness.
"If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor; neither shall you charge him interest.
neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause.
"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
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.
The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of Yahweh, to make atonement for your souls.
"If he is poor, and can't afford so much, then he shall take one male lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, and one tenth of an ephah of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal offering, and a log of oil;
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.
"'You shall do no injustice in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor show favoritism to the great; but you shall judge your neighbor in righteousness.
"'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.'"
"'If your brother becomes poor, and sells some of his possessions, then his kinsman who is next to him shall come, and redeem that which his brother has sold.
"'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.
"'If your brother has grown poor among you, and sells himself to you; you shall not make him to serve as a slave.
"'If an alien or temporary resident with you becomes rich, and your brother beside him has grown poor, and sells himself to the stranger or foreigner living among you, or to a member of the stranger's family;
However there shall be no poor with you; (for Yahweh will surely bless you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it;)
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;
Beware that there not be a base thought in your heart, saying, "The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand;" and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry to Yahweh against you, and it be sin to you.
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.
If he be a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge;
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:
in his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down on it; for he is poor, and sets his heart on it: lest he cry against you to Yahweh, and it be sin to you.
He said, "Blessed are you by Yahweh, my daughter. You have shown more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as you didn't follow young men, whether poor or rich.
Yahweh makes poor, and makes rich. He brings low, he also lifts up.
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.
Saul's servants spoke those words in the ears of David. David said, "Does it seems to you a light thing to be the king's son-in-law, since I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?"
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.
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.
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."
So the poor has hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.
His children shall seek the favor of the poor. His hands shall give back his wealth.
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.
They turn the needy out of the way. The poor of the earth all hide themselves.
There are those who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor,
The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.
Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him,
"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
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.
so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him. He heard the cry of the afflicted.
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
You frustrate the plan of the poor, because Yahweh is his refuge.
This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
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.
Blessed is he who considers the poor. Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil.
both low and high, rich and poor together.
Your congregation lived therein. You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor.
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 your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.
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 deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts. Don't forget the life of your poor forever.
Don't let the oppressed return ashamed. Let the poor and needy praise your name.
"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Hear, Yahweh, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
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.
He has dispersed, he has given to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted with honor.
He raises up the poor out of the dust. Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;
I will abundantly bless her provision. I will satisfy her poor with bread.
He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.
The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats.
An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away.
The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.
All the relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.
He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; he will reward him.
That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.
He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
The rich and the poor have this in common: Yahweh is the maker of them all.
The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.
He who has a generous eye will be blessed; for he shares his food with the poor.
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.
Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;
for the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in his ways, and he is rich.
He who increases his wealth by excessive interest gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.
The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor who has understanding sees through him.
One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.
The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: Yahweh gives sight to the eyes of both.
The king who fairly judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.
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.
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.
Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who doesn't know how to receive admonition any more.
For out of prison he came forth to be king; yes, even in his kingdom he was born poor.
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.
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