Bible Verses & Quotes About The Poor & Needy, Poverty, Caring For The Poor, Widows, Orphans, Needy, Poor People


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Proverbs 22:2 “Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.” (NIV)

Deuteronomy 15:7-11
“If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. Beware lest there be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,’ and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and he cry out to the LORD against you, and it become sin among you. You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’ ” (NKJV)

Proverbs 28:6 “Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.” (NIV)

Deuteronomy 8:18 “Thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”
(KJV)

Proverbs 21:13 “If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.” (NIV)

1 Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything in love.” (NIV)

3 John 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and
be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (KJV)

Proverbs 31:8-9 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (NIV)

Proverbs 28:27 “He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.” (NIV)

Proverbs 17:5 “He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.” (NIV)

1 John 3:17-18 “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” (NIV)

Proverbs 22:16 “He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich–both come to poverty.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19 “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” (NIV)

Proverbs 22:22-23 “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.” (NIV)

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.’” (NIV)

Ezekiel 16:49 “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” (NIV)

Proverbs 14:31 “He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” (NIV)

Proverbs 22:9 “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” (NIV)

Proverbs 29:7 “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” (NIV)

Proverbs 11:4 “Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.” (NIV)

Psalm 35:10 “All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like You,
You Who deliver the poor and the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him who snatches away his goods.” (AMP)

Psalm 14:6 “You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.” (NIV)

Proverbs 27:7 “A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.” (NLT)

Proverbs 19:17 “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.” (NIV)

Deuteronomy 15:11 “There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.” (NIV)

Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (NIV)

Psalm 22:26 “The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!” (NKJV)

Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread.” (ASV)

Psalm 37:19 “They will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough.” (NLT)

2 Corinthians 8:9 “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (KJV)

1 Samuel 2:8 “He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor.”

Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

Matthew 25:41-45 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least among you, you did not do for me.’” (NIV)

Proverbs 28:11 “A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.” (NIV)

Deuteronomy 15:7 “If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.”

Proverbs 16:8 “Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice. (NASB)

Psalm 82:3 “Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.” (NKJV)

Deuteronomy 24:19-21 “When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow. When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow.”

Isaiah 58:10 “And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” (NIV)

Exodus 22:22 “Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.” (NIV)

Exodus 23:6 “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.” (NIV)

Exodus 23:11 “During the seventh year, let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.” (NIV)

Leviticus 19:10 “Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.”

Leviticus 19:15 “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.”

Leviticus 23:22 “When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.”

Deuteronomy 10:18 “He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.”

Deuteronomy 15:9 “Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near, so that you do not show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.”

Deuteronomy 24:14

Deuteronomy 24:17 “Do not deprive the alien or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.”

Deuteronomy 27:19 “‘Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow.’ Then all the people shall say, Amen!’”

Job 29:12 “because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.”

Job 30:25 “Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?”

Job 31:16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary.”

Psalm 9:9 “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”

Psalm 9:18 “But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.”

Psalm 12:5 ” Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the LORD, I will protect them from those who malign them. ”

Psalm 34:6 “This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.”

Psalm 35:10 “My whole being will exclaim, Who is like you, 0 LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.’”

Psalm 40:17 “Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.”

Psalm 68:5 “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.”

Psalm 68:10 “Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, 0 God, you provided for the poor.”

Psalm 69:32-33 “The poor will see and be glad– you who seek God, may your hearts live! The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.”

Psalm 70:5 “Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD , do not delay.”

Psalm 72:4 “He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.”

Psalm 72:12-13 “For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.”

Psalm 74:21 “Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.”

Psalm 82:3-4 “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

Psalm 107:41 “But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.”

Psalm 109:31 “For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.”

Psalm 112:9 “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor.”

Psalm 113:7 “He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;”

Psalm 132:15 “I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.”

Psalm 140:12 “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”

Psalm 146:7 “He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free.”

Psalm 146:9 “The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.”

Proverbs 13:23 “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”

Proverbs 14:21 “He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.”

Proverbs 15:25 “The LORD tears down the proud man’s house but he keeps the widow’s boundaries intact.”

Proverbs 16:19 “Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.”

Proverbs 28:3 “A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.”

Proverbs 31:9 “Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Ecclesiastes 5:8 “If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.”

Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”

Isaiah 3:14-15 “The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses. What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?’ declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.”

Isaiah 25:4 “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall.”

Isaiah 29:19 “Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD ; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 41:17 “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.”

Isaiah 58:6-7 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”

Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach 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.”

Jeremiah 5:28 ” They have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor.”

Jeremiah 22:3 “This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.”

Jeremiah 22:16 “‘He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the LORD.”

Jeremiah 20:13 “Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.”

Ezekiel 22:29 “The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.”

Zechariah 7:10 “Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.”

Malachi 3:5 ” So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,’ says the LORD Almighty.”

1 Timothy 5:3 “Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.”

James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

James 2:2-6 “Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and becomes judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him? But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?”

Matthew 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”

Luke 12:33 “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.”

Luke 14:13 “…When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind.”

Acts 9:36 “In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor.”

Acts 10:4 “Cornelius stared at him in fear. What is it, Lord?’ he asked. The angel answered, Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.’”

Acts 24:17 “After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.”

Galatians 2:10 “All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.”

*Unless Otherwise stated, all scripture quotations on this page are taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version.

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