THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

1 Samuel (Author Compiled by Isaiah from records of Samuel, David, Nathan, and Gad.)

2:7The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

5:15But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

5:16So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

31:15Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

34:18Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?

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

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

36:6He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.

36:15He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

9:18For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

10:14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

12:5For 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.

14:6Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

34:6This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

35:10All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

68:10Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

69:33For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

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

72:4He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

72:12For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

72:13He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

72:14He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

74:21O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

102:17He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

107:9For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

107:36And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

107:41Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

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

113:7He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

113:8That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

132:15I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

140:12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

146:5Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

146:7Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

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

22:22Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

22:23For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

29:13The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

5:8If thou seest 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 regardeth; and there be higher than they.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

11:4But 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.

14:30And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.

14:32What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

25:4For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

29:19The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

41:17When 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.

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

20:13Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.

Zephaniah (Author Zephaniah)

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

Zechariah (Author Zechariah)

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

Matthew (Author Matthew)

11:5The 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.

Luke (Author Luke)

4:18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

7:22Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

16:22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

James (Author James)

2:5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?



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