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Poverty
Exodus 23:2-6 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
  Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
  If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
  If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
  Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
Leviticus 19:10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Leviticus 23:22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 25:35 And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.
Leviticus 25:39 And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:
Deuteronomy 24:12-15 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:
  In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.
  Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
  At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.
1 Samuel 2:7-8 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
  He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he hath set the world upon them.
Psalms 9:18-19 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
  Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
Psalms 10:2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
Psalms 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
Proverbs 13:7-8 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
  The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
Proverbs 14:20-21 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
  He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Proverbs 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Proverbs 19:1-4 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
  Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
  The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
  Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
Proverbs 21:13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
Isaiah 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Mark 14:3-7 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
  And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
  For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
  And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
  For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

 

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