29 Bible Verses about Helping the Poor
Here are 29 Bible verses about helping the poor:
Proverbs 19:17 - "Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done."
Proverbs 22:9 - "The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor."
Psalm 41:1 - "Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble."
Matthew 25:35 - "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."
Proverbs 14:31 - "Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God."
James 2:15-16 - "Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, 'Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,' but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?"
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."
Proverbs 29:7 - "The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern."
Psalm 82:3 - "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed."
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."
Luke 6:38 - "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Proverbs 28:27 - "Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses."
Acts 20:35 - "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
Psalm 82:4 - "Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."
Luke 14:13-14 - "But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
Matthew 5:42 - "Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."
Psalm 112:5 - "Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice."
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."
Luke 3:11 - "John answered, 'Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.'"
Proverbs 11:25 - "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."
1 John 3:17 - "If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?"
Galatians 6:2 - "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ."
Psalm 140:12 - "I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy."
Proverbs 19:1 - "Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse."
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."
Matthew 19:21 - "Jesus answered, 'If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'"
Psalm 82:2 - "How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed."
Luke 18:22 - "When Jesus heard this, he said to him, 'You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'"
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."
These Bible verses emphasize the importance of helping the poor and those in need, and they teach that generosity towards the poor and needy is a reflection of our love for God. As believers, we are called to be compassionate and to care for those who are struggling, recognizing that every person is created in the image of God and deserving of dignity and respect.