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Bible Verses about Poverty

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.”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.”
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.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.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
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.’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 poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.The Lord makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.
Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches— Feed me with the food allotted to me.Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me.
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.If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
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.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.
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.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.
The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat.
What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar.What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.
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.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.
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.”And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

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