“For the poor shall never cease out of the land”

 

Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
Psalms 41:1

What mean you that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? said the Lord GOD of hosts.
Isaiah 3:15

For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.
Isaiah 66:2

Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love him?
James 2:5

If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regards; and there be higher than they.
Ecclesiastes 5:8

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out.
Proverbs 28:11

Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
Ecclesiastes 4:13

The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
Proverbs 29:14

If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother:
Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked 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 to the LORD against you, and it be sin to you.
You shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him: because that for this thing the LORD your God shall bless you in all your works, and in all that you put your hand to.
For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy, in your land.
Deuteronomy 15:7,9-11

At his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down on it; for he is poor, and sets his heart on it: lest he cry against you to the LORD, and it be sin to you.
Deuteronomy 24:15

You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause.
Exodus 23:6

You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.
Leviticus 19:15

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Proverbs 22:22,23

For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
Psalms 109:31

He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.
Psalms 72:2

She stretches out her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.
Proverbs 31:20

A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.
Proverbs 28:3

The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
Proverbs 22:2

He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;
Psalms 113:7

Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
Psalms 49:2

He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.
Proverbs 28:27

So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.
Job 34:28

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Psalms 82:3

He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.
Proverbs 22:9

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Proverbs 31:9

He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.
Proverbs 14:31

For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.
Matthew 26:11

I will also leave in the middle of you an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
Zephaniah 3:12

And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited on me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
Zechariah 11:11

He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts 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’, and he has set the world on them.
1 Samuel 2:8

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.
Zechariah 7:10

To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
Isaiah 10:2

And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
Mark 12:42

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffs at him.
Psalms 12:5

The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.
Isaiah 32:7

And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Apocalypse 13:16

The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yes, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
Ezekiel 22:29

Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
Psalms 82:4

And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.
Psalms 107:3

And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room.
And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Luke 14:22,23

Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
Isaiah 58:7

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Matthew 11:5

As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
2 Corinthians 6:10

How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
Job 34:19

And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took to me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
Zechariah 11:7

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

And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’, the same shall save it.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Mark 8:34-37

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be you poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
Luke 6:20

 

 

 

3 Replies to ““For the poor shall never cease out of the land””

  1. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
    Mark 10:21

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  2. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
    Isaiah 11:4

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  3. Who is like to the LORD our God, who dwells on high,
    Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
    He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;
    Psalms 113:5-7

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