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«Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions… Matthew 19:21»
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 to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
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 how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned 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 your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.
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.
Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
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 says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother.’
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.
The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.
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?
Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches— Feed me with the food allotted to me.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.
John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.”
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, but have not love, it profits 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 has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed.
What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar.
A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.
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 who cried out, The fatherless and the one who had no helper. The blessing of a perishing man came upon me, And I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
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 has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.

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