What does the bible say
therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.
(Whole Chapter: Deuteronomy 28 In context: Deuteronomy 28:47-49)
1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.
(Whole Chapter: 1 Samuel 2 In context: 1 Samuel 2:6-8)
and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. [ 6:11 Or [ like a vagrant / and scarcity like a beggar ] ]
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 6 In context: Proverbs 6:10-12)
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 10 In context: Proverbs 10:14-16)
One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 11 In context: Proverbs 11:23-25)
He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 13 In context: Proverbs 13:17-19)
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 14 In context: Proverbs 14:22-24)
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 21 In context: Proverbs 21:4-6)
He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich-both come to poverty.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 22 In context: Proverbs 22:15-17)
and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. [ 24:34 Or [ like a vagrant / and scarcity like a beggar ] ]
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 24 In context: Proverbs 24:33-35)
He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 28 In context: Proverbs 28:18-20)
A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 28 In context: Proverbs 28:21-23)
Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 30 In context: Proverbs 30:7-9)
let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
(Whole Chapter: Proverbs 31 In context: Proverbs 31:6-8)
The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom.
(Whole Chapter: Ecclesiastes 4 In context: Ecclesiastes 4:13-15)
They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything–all she had to live on.”
(Whole Chapter: Mark 12 In context: Mark 12:43-45)
All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
(Whole Chapter: Luke 21 In context: Luke 21:3-5)
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ON POVERTY
2 Corinthians 8:2
Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
(Whole Chapter: 2 Corinthians 8 In context: 2 Corinthians 8:1-3)
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
(Whole Chapter: 2 Corinthians 8 In context: 2 Corinthians 8:8-10)
I know your afflictions and your poverty-yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
(Whole Chapter: Revelation 2 In context: Revelation 2:8-10)
and do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit.
(Whole Chapter: Exodus 23 In context: Exodus 23:2-4)
“Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
(Whole Chapter: Exodus 23 In context: Exodus 23:5-7)
but 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.
(Whole Chapter: Exodus 23 In context: Exodus 23:10-12)
The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the LORD to atone for your lives.
(Whole Chapter: Exodus 30 In context: Exodus 30:14-16)
“If, however, he is poor and cannot afford these, he must take one male lamb as a guilt offering to be waved to make atonement for him, together with a tenth of an ephah [ 14:21 That is, probably about 2 quarts (about 2 liters) ] of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, a log of oil,
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 14 In context: Leviticus 14:20-22)
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.
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 19 In context: Leviticus 19:9-11)
” ‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 19 In context: Leviticus 19:14-16)
” ‘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.’ ”
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 23 In context: Leviticus 23:21-23)
” ‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold.
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 25 In context: Leviticus 25:24-26)
” ‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 25 In context: Leviticus 25:34-36)
” ‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 25 In context: Leviticus 25:38-40)
” ‘If an alien or a temporary resident among you becomes rich and one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells himself to the alien living among you or to a member of the alien’s clan,
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 25 In context: Leviticus 25:46-48)
If anyone making the vow is too poor to pay the specified amount, he is to present the person to the priest, who will set the value for him according to what the man making the vow can afford.
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 27 In context: Leviticus 27:7-9)
How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees on it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land.” (It was the season for the first ripe grapes.)
(Whole Chapter: Numbers 13 In context: Numbers 13:19-21)
However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you,
(Whole Chapter: Deuteronomy 15 In context: Deuteronomy 15:3-5)
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.
(Whole Chapter: Deuteronomy 15 In context: Deuteronomy 15:6-8)
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.
(Whole Chapter: Deuteronomy 15 In context: Deuteronomy 15:10-12)
If the man is poor, do not go to sleep with his pledge in your possession.
(Whole Chapter: Deuteronomy 24 In context: Deuteronomy 24:11-13)
Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns.
(Whole Chapter: Deuteronomy 24 In context: Deuteronomy 24:13-15)
Pay him his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and is counting on it. Otherwise he may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.
(Whole Chapter: Deuteronomy 24 In context: Deuteronomy 24:14-16)
“The LORD bless you, my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor.
(Whole Chapter: Ruth 3 In context: Ruth 3:9-11)
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. “For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; upon them he has set the world.
(Whole Chapter: 1 Samuel 2 In context: 1 Samuel 2:7-9)
1 Samuel 18:23
They repeated these words to David. But David said, “Do you think it is a small matter to become the king’s son-in-law? I’m only a poor man and little known.”
(Whole Chapter: 1 Samuel 18 In context: 1 Samuel 18:22-24)
2 Samuel 12:1
The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.
(Whole Chapter: 2 Samuel 12 In context: 2 Samuel 12:1-2)
2 Samuel 12:3
but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.
(Whole Chapter: 2 Samuel 12 In context: 2 Samuel 12:2-4)