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18 Bible Verses about Poverty

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In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me.Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat.A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him. The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.Because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them. The one who was dying blessed me; I made the widow’s heart sing.

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