25 Bible Verses About Poor People (ESV)
This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Poor People (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.
Bible Verses About Poor People
17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD,
and he will repay him for his deed.
11 For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’
31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
1 John 3:17
17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
7 A righteous man knows the rights of the poor;
a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
9 Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed,
for he shares his bread with the poor.
21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,
but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
10 if you pour yourself out for the hungry
and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then shall your light rise in the darkness
and your gloom be as the noonday.
19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
24 “No one can serve two masters, for 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 God and money.
27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
2 Corinthians 9:7
7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
13 Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor
will himself call out and not be answered.
12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and will execute justice for the needy.
11 And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
27 Whoever gives to the poor will not want,
but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.
15 “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.
5 Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker;
he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?
7 “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,