Bible Verses About Poverty

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But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

1 John 3:17
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I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

Psalms 132:15
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He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Psalms 112:9
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For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?

Ecclesiastes 6:8
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I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Acts 20:35
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All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

Proverbs 19:7
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He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 22:16
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He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

Job 36:15
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As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Proverbs 28:15
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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Luke 4:18
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Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

Proverbs 13:23
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I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Psalms 140:12
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Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Ecclesiastes 9:16
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He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

Proverbs 28:19
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He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Proverbs 19:17
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And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Zechariah 7:10
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For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Psalms 9:18
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He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Proverbs 28:27
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12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Luke 14:12-14
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Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

James 2:5
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The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Proverbs 10:15
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Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:17
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Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 20:13
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The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 19:22
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Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Matthew 5:42
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The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psalms 10:2
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The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Proverbs 29:7
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And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:3
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Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Proverbs 28:6
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There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Proverbs 13:7
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The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

Isaiah 3:14
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For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Proverbs 23:21
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Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 21:13
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The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Matthew 11:5
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A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Psalms 37:16
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The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.

Proverbs 29:13
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Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

Galatians 2:10
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Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

Psalms 68:10
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The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

Proverbs 13:8
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1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!

Isaiah 10:1-2
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If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

Exodus 22:25
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The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.

Proverbs 22:2
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Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Matthew 19:21
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The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

Psalms 37:21
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The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Proverbs 29:14
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Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Ephesians 4:28
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He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

Psalms 113:7
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The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Proverbs 14:20
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But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Isaiah 11:4
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Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

Leviticus 25:37
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Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Matthew 25:45
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For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

Matthew 26:11
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43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Mark 12:43-44
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For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

Mark 14:7
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He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

Luke 3:11
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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Luke 4:18
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12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Luke 14:12-14
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Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

Galatians 2:10
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He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 22:16
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And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Zechariah 7:10
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The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Matthew 11:5
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Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Matthew 19:21
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For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?

Ecclesiastes 6:8
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Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Ecclesiastes 9:16
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The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

Isaiah 3:14
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1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!

Isaiah 10:1-2
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For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Isaiah 25:4
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The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Proverbs 29:7
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The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.

Proverbs 29:13
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Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:9
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Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.

Ecclesiastes 4:13
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22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
23 For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

Proverbs 22:22-23
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A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Proverbs 28:3
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The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Proverbs 28:11
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Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Proverbs 19:1
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Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

Proverbs 19:4
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All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

Proverbs 19:7
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Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 21:13
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I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Psalms 140:12
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The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Proverbs 10:15
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The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

Proverbs 13:8
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The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Proverbs 14:20
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He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

Psalms 72:2
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He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

Psalms 72:4
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O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

Psalms 74:21
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Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

Leviticus 25:37
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And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

Leviticus 25:39
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For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

Deuteronomy 15:11
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Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

Deuteronomy 24:14
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The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

1 Samuel 2:7
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The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psalms 10:2
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And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:3
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When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Isaiah 41:17
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Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:17
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If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

Ecclesiastes 5:8
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Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Isaiah 58:7
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The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Proverbs 29:14
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14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

James 2:14-17
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6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Proverbs 31:6-7
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The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 19:22

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