Blog, A Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty. ‣ What are you doing, son of my vows? For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins— you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate. A poor man, if he oppress the poor, is like a raging rain that leaveth no food. The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge’? There, he reminded readers that God had made Christians who are poor in this life rich in faith right now, and rich in His kingdom forever. N And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 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! Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’, But there will be no poor among you; for the Lord will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess—. Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. And said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. ... Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners. For the oppress ion 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. Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts. 2. W Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him. And oppress not the widow, and the orphan, and the proselyte, and the poor; and let none imagine evil against your brother in his heart." Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him. ‣ ‣ By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works. James 2:6, CSB: "Yet you have dishonored the poor. Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the Lord. For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. International Standard Version . Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? declares the Lord. 110 Instances - Page 4 of 4 Expand or Limit Your Search Results: All KJV books Old Testament only New Testament only Apocrypha only (?) Do. ‣ One may oppress the poor, yet will their gain increase; one may give to the rich, yet will want come. Thou shalt not oppress the poor and needy hireling from thy brethren, or from thy stranger which is in thy land in thy gates. You cannot serve God and money. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church. Geocoding ‣ And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. New Heart English Bible. F The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death. “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”. Publisher: OpenBible.info. P For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, 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. Psalms 74:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in context O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name. S Marvelous pleasant vineyards shall ye plant; but the wine of them shall ye not drink. No one's family or property is safe. Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. Those who trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth and turn aside the way of the afflicted; a man and his father go in to the same girl, so that my holy name is profaned; Oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not restore the pledge, lifts up his eyes to the idols, commits abomination. 3. 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? ‣ Question: "How does oppressing the poor show contempt for their Maker (Proverbs 14:31)?" Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Answer: Proverbs 14:31 states, “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, / but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” This verse teaches an important biblical principle: our treatment of others reflects (and affects) our relationship with God. The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the foreigner, denying them justice. Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. Isaiah 49:26. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. As for the scoundrel—his devices are evil; he plans wicked schemes to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ‣ If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you? And why? Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. Analysis: While the Bible opposes oppression of the poor, it also denies the poor permission to demand unnecessary handouts. DON'T OPPRESS THE POOR "A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food." Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. Psalms 17:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about. Those who abandon Instruction praise the wicked, but those who follow Instruction battle them. It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave to rule over princes. 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. “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. A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. R Marvelous pleasant vineyards shall ye plant; but the wine of them shall ye not drink. The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the Lord gives light to the eyes of both. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. 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