bible verses about Poverty

Bible Verses about Poverty - Encouraging Words of Hope and Empowerment

In times of financial difficulties, it can be tempting to feel overwhelmed and alone. However, bible verses about poverty have the power to uplift and encourage. One of the most powerful and well-known verses is found in Proverbs 22:9 which says, "A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor." Another inspiring verse can be found in Matthew 6:25-27 where Jesus reminds us that God provides for all of our basic needs, just as He takes care of the birds of the air. These verses, along with many others, demonstrate that with God's help, we can overcome any obstacle and that His provision is always faithful.

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Poverty in the Bible

35 Bible Scriptures about Poverty

And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.

Genesis, Chapter: 45, Verse: 11

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Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

Exodus, Chapter: 23, Verse: 3

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Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

Exodus, Chapter: 23, Verse: 6

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He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Job, Chapter: 15, Verse: 23

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Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;

Job, Chapter: 20, Verse: 19

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They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

Job, Chapter: 24, Verse: 4

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He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.

Job, Chapter: 36, Verse: 6

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This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm, Chapter: 34, Verse: 6

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Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm, Chapter: 82, Verse: 4

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So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs, Chapter: 6, Verse: 11

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Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

Proverbs, Chapter: 6, Verse: 30

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The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Proverbs, Chapter: 10, Verse: 15

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There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Proverbs, Chapter: 13, Verse: 7

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The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

Proverbs, Chapter: 13, Verse: 8

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The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Proverbs, Chapter: 14, Verse: 20

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A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Proverbs, Chapter: 28, Verse: 3

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There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Proverbs, Chapter: 30, Verse: 14

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Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Proverbs, Chapter: 31, Verse: 7

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Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Proverbs, Chapter: 31, Verse: 9

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But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

Isaiah, Chapter: 42, Verse: 22

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They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

Lamentations, Chapter: 4, Verse: 5

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The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 22, Verse: 29

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Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Amos, Chapter: 8, Verse: 4

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That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Amos, Chapter: 8, Verse: 6

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Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

Haggai, Chapter: 1, Verse: 6

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For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

Matthew, Chapter: 26, Verse: 11

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For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

Mark, Chapter: 14, Verse: 5

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And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

Luke, Chapter: 15, Verse: 14

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And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

Luke, Chapter: 15, Verse: 16

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Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.

Luke, Chapter: 16, Verse: 3

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And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

Luke, Chapter: 16, Verse: 20

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And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

Luke, Chapter: 16, Verse: 21

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Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

Acts, Chapter: 7, Verse: 11

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And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

James, Chapter: 2, Verse: 3

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But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

James, Chapter: 2, Verse: 6

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