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18 Bible Verses about Poverty

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In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
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 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.
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 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.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
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 peril, or sword?
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.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 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 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.
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
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 vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.
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.
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 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.
Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar.The desire of a man is his kindness: 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 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 makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
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 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.

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