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18 Bible Verses about Poverty

« Proverbs 14:23 »
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All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
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.The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
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.”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.
What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
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.I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.
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.’Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: 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.
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.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.
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 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.
The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
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.Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
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1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
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