50 Bible Verses About Helping The Poor: From The Old Testament

50 Bible Verses About Helping The Poor: From The Old Testament

1. Deuteronomy 15:7-8 - "If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need."

2. Leviticus 19:9-10 - "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. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God."

3. Proverbs 19:17 - "Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done."

4. Deuteronomy 15:11 - "There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land."

5. Proverbs 14:31 - "Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God."

6. 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 them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?"

7. Job 29:12 - "Because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them."

8. Proverbs 22:9 - "The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor."

9. Psalm 41:1 - "Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble."

10. Proverbs 21:13 - "Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered."

11. 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."

12. Proverbs 31:20 - "She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy."

13. Leviticus 25:35 - "If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you."

14. 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 foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands."

15. Psalm 82:3-4 - "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

16. 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."

17. Proverbs 28:27 - "Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses."

18. Isaiah 1:17 - "Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow."

19. **Psalm 140:12** - "I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy."

20. Zechariah 7:9-10 - "This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.'"

21. Proverbs 3:27 - "Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act."

22. Psalm 112:9 - "They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor."

23. Job 31:16-20 - "If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary, if I have kept my bread to myself, not sharing it with the fatherless—but from my youth I reared them as a father would, and from my birth I guided the widow—if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or the needy without garments, and their hearts did not bless me for warming them with the fleece from my sheep."

24. 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."

25. Psalm 68:10 - "Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor."

26. Deuteronomy 24:14-15 - "Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns. Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin."

27. Psalm 35:10 - "My whole being will exclaim, 'Who is like you, Lord? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.'"

28. Nehemiah 8:10 - "Nehemiah said, 'Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.'"

29. Isaiah 61:1 - "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim 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."

30. Job 5:15-16 - "He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth."

31. Psalm 9:18 - "But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish."

32. Psalm 107:41 - "But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks."

33. 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 exact life for life."

34. Psalm 109:30-31 - "With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord; in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him. For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them."

35. Isaiah 25:4 - "You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their 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."

36. Job 36:15 - "But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction."

37. Psalm 12:5 - "'Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise,' says the Lord. 'I will protect them from those who malign them.'"

38. Proverbs 13:23 - "An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away."

39. Psalm 72:4 - "May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor."

40. 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."

41. 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."

42. Psalm 109:16 - "For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted."

43. Proverbs 29:7 - "The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern."

44. Psalm 102:17 - "He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea."

45. 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."

46. Proverbs 14:21 - "It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy."

47. Psalm 113:7 - "He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap."

48. Job 30:25 - "Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?"

49. Proverbs 31:9 - "Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

50. 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."

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