What does Jesus say about the poor?
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Dec 24, 2013
Deuteronomy 15:11 ESV / 37 helpful votes
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.’
Luke 14:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes
But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
Luke 4:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
Luke 6:20-26 ESV / 16 helpful votes
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
Luke 6:20-21 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
Matthew 26:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.
Mark 10:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him,“You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
Isaiah 10:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
Matthew 28:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.
Matthew 5:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Matthew 5:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:1-12 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
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