'Poverty' in the Bible
And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom [for the slaves] throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee (year of remission) for you, and each of you shall return to his own [ancestral] property [that was sold to another because of poverty], and each of you shall return to his family [from whom he was separated by bondage].
‘Now if your fellow countryman becomes poor and his hand falters with you [that is, he has trouble repaying you for something], then you are to help and sustain him, [with courtesy and consideration] like [you would] a stranger or a temporary resident [without property], so that he may live among you.
instead in hunger, thirst, nakedness, and poverty you will serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you. They will place an iron yoke on your neck until they have destroyed you.
So Israel became poverty-stricken because of Midian, and the Israelites cried out to the Lord.
The Lord brings poverty and gives wealth;He humbles and He exalts.
Emaciated from poverty and hunger,they gnawed the dry land,the desolate wasteland by night.
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
There is profit in all hard work,but endless talk leads only to poverty.
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage,But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Whoever gives to the poor will never lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to their poverty will be cursed.
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
He hath built up against me, And setteth round poverty and weariness.
For they all gave out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she possessed—all she had to live on.”
For all these people have put in gifts out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”
How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
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