272 verses

Gen 41:19

(NIV)
After them, seven other cows came up – scrawny and very ugly and lean. I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt.
(ESV)
Seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ugly and thin, such as I had never seen in all the land of Egypt.

Gen 45:11

(NIV)
I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.”

(ESV)
There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.’

Gen 48:10

(NIV)
Now Israel’s eyes were failing because of old age, and he could hardly see. So Joseph brought his sons close to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them.

(ESV)
Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. So Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

Exod 22:25

(NIV)
‘If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest.
(ESV)
If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him.

Exod 23:3

(NIV)
and do not show favouritism to a poor person in a lawsuit.

(ESV)
nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.

Exod 23:6

(NIV)
‘Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
(ESV)
“You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit.

Exod 23:11

(NIV)
but during the seventh year let the land lie unploughed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what is left. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.

(ESV)
but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the beasts of the field may eat. You shall do likewise with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard.

Exod 30:15

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when you give the Lord’s offering to make atonement for your lives.

Lev 13:21

(NIV)
But if, when the priest examines it, there is no white hair in it and it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to isolate them for seven days.
(ESV)
But if the priest examines it and there is no white hair in it and it is not deeper than the skin, but has faded, then the priest shall shut him up seven days.

Lev 13:26

(NIV)
But if the priest examines it and there is no white hair in the spot and if it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to isolate them for seven days.
(ESV)
But if the priest examines it and there is no white hair in the spot and it is no deeper than the skin, but has faded, the priest shall shut him up seven days,

Lev 13:28

(NIV)
If, however, the spot is unchanged and has not spread in the skin but has faded, it is a swelling from the burn, and the priest shall pronounce them clean; it is only a scar from the burn.

(ESV)
But if the spot remains in one place and does not spread in the skin, but has faded, it is a swelling from the burn, and the priest shall pronounce him clean, for it is the scar of the burn.

Lev 13:39

(NIV)
the priest is to examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; they are clean.

(ESV)
the priest shall look, and if the spots on the skin of the body are of a dull white, it is leukoderma that has broken out in the skin; he is clean.

Lev 14:21

(NIV)
‘If, however, they are poor and cannot afford these, they must take one male lamb as a guilt offering to be waved to make atonement for them, together with a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, a log of oil,
(ESV)
“But if he is poor and cannot afford so much, then he shall take one male lamb for a guilt offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, and a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, and a log of oil;

Lev 19:10

(NIV)
Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.

(ESV)
And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.

Lev 19:15

(NIV)
‘“Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favouritism to the great, but judge your neighbour fairly.

(ESV)
“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.

Lev 23:22

(NIV)
‘“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 for the foreigner residing among you. I am the Lord your God.”’

(ESV)
“And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.”

Lev 25:25

(NIV)
‘“If one of your fellow Israelites becomes poor and sells some of their property, their nearest relative is to come and redeem what they have sold.
(ESV)
“If your brother becomes poor and sells part of his property, then his nearest redeemer shall come and redeem what his brother has sold.

Lev 25:35

(NIV)
‘“If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so that they can continue to live among you.
(ESV)
“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.

Lev 25:39

(NIV)
‘“If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and sell themselves to you, do not make them work as slaves.
(ESV)
“If your brother becomes poor beside you and sells himself to you, you shall not make him serve as a slave:

Lev 25:47

(NIV)
‘“If a foreigner residing among you becomes rich and any of your fellow Israelites become poor and sell themselves to the foreigner or to a member of the foreigner’s clan,
(ESV)
“If a stranger or sojourner with you becomes rich, and your brother beside him becomes poor and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner with you or to a member of the stranger’s clan,

Lev 27:8

(NIV)
If anyone making the vow is too poor to pay the specified amount, the person being dedicated is to be presented to the priest, who will set the value according to what the one making the vow can afford.

(ESV)
And if someone is too poor to pay the valuation, then he shall be made to stand before the priest, and the priest shall value him; the priest shall value him according to what the vower can afford.

Num 12:3

(NIV)
(Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)

(ESV)
Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.

Num 13:20

(NIV)
How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees in 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.)

(ESV)
and whether the land is rich or poor, and whether there are trees in it or not. Be of good courage and bring some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes.

Deut 15:4

(NIV)
However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you,
(ESV)
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

Deut 15:7

(NIV)
If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted towards them.
(ESV)
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,

Deut 15:8

(NIV)
Rather, be open-handed and freely lend them whatever they need.
(ESV)
but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.

Deut 15:9

(NIV)
Be careful not to harbour this wicked thought: ‘The seventh year, the year for cancelling debts, is near,’ so that you do not show ill will towards the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the Lord against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.
(ESV)
Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the Lord against you, and you be guilty of sin.

Deut 15:11

(NIV)
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open-handed towards your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.

(ESV)
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.’

Deut 24:12

(NIV)
If the neighbour is poor, do not go to sleep with their pledge in your possession.
(ESV)
And if he is a poor man, you shall not sleep in his pledge.

Deut 24:14

(NIV)
Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns.
(ESV)
“You shall not oppress a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns.

Deut 24:15

(NIV)
Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

(ESV)
You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the Lord, and you be guilty of sin.

Judg 6:15

(NIV)
‘Pardon me, my lord,’ Gideon replied, ‘but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.’

(ESV)
And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”

Judg 14:15

(NIV)
On the fourth day, they said to Samson’s wife, ‘Coax your husband into explaining the riddle for us, or we will burn you and your father’s household to death. Did you invite us here to steal our property?’

(ESV)
On the fourth day they said to Samson’s wife, Entice your husband to tell us what the riddle is, lest we burn you and your father’s house with fire. Have you invited us here to impoverish us?”

Judg 18:10

(NIV)
When you get there, you will find an unsuspecting people and a spacious land that God has put into your hands, a land that lacks nothing whatever.’

(ESV)
As soon as you go, you will come to an unsuspecting people. The land is spacious, for God has given it into your hands, a place where there is no lack of anything that is in the earth.”

Judg 19:19

(NIV)
We have both straw and fodder for our donkeys and bread and wine for ourselves your servants – me, the woman and the young man with us. We don’t need anything.’

(ESV)
We have straw and feed for our donkeys, with bread and wine for me and your female servant and the young man with your servants. There is no lack of anything.”

Judg 19:20

(NIV)
‘You are welcome at my house,’ the old man said. ‘Let me supply whatever you need. Only don’t spend the night in the square.’
(ESV)
And the old man said, Peace be to you; I will care for all your wants. Only, do not spend the night in the square.”

Ruth 3:10

(NIV)
‘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.
(ESV)
And he said, “May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter. You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich.

1Sam 2:7

(NIV)
The Lord sends poverty and wealth;
he humbles and he exalts.
(ESV)
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low and he exalts.

1Sam 2:8

(NIV)
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
and makes them inherit a throne of honour.
‘For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s;
on them he has set the world.
(ESV)
He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
and on them he has set the world.

1Sam 3:2

(NIV)
One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place.
(ESV)
At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place.

1Sam 18:23

(NIV)
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.’

(ESV)
And Saul’s servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, “Does it seem to you a little thing to become the king’s son-in-law, since I am a poor man and have no reputation?”

2Sam 3:1

(NIV)
The war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.

(ESV)
There was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. And David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul became weaker and weaker.

2Sam 12:1

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor.

2Sam 12:3

(NIV)
but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb that 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.

(ESV)
but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him.

2Sam 12:4

(NIV)
‘Now a traveller came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveller who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.’

(ESV)
Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the guest who had come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.”

2Sam 13:4

(NIV)
He asked Amnon, ‘Why do you, the king’s son, look so haggard morning after morning? Won’t you tell me?’

Amnon said to him, ‘I’m in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.’

(ESV)
And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.”

2Sam 22:28

(NIV)
You save the humble,
but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.
(ESV)
You save a humble people,
but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.

2Kgs 24:14

(NIV)
He carried all Jerusalem into exile: all the officers and fighting men, and all the skilled workers and artisans – a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest people of the land were left.

(ESV)
He carried away all Jerusalem and all the officials and all the mighty men of valor, 10,000 captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths. None remained, except the poorest people of the land.

2Kgs 25:12

(NIV)
But the commander left behind some of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.

(ESV)
But the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and plowmen.

Esth 9:22

(NIV)
as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote to them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

(ESV)
as the days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

Job 5:15

(NIV)
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth;
he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
(ESV)
But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth
and from the hand of the mighty.

Job 5:16

(NIV)
So the poor have hope,
and injustice shuts its mouth.
(ESV)
So the poor have hope,
and injustice shuts her mouth.

Job 20:10

(NIV)
His children must make amends to the poor;
his own hands must give back his wealth.
(ESV)
His children will seek the favor of the poor,
and his hands will give back his wealth.

Job 20:19

(NIV)
For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute;
he has seized houses he did not build.
(ESV)
For he has crushed and abandoned the poor;
he has seized a house that he did not build.

Job 24:4

(NIV)
They thrust the needy from the path
and force all the poor of the land into hiding.
(ESV)
They thrust the poor off the road;
the poor of the earth all hide themselves.

Job 24:9

(NIV)
The fatherless child is snatched from the breast;
the infant of the poor is seized for a debt.
(ESV)
(There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast,
and they take a pledge against the poor.)

Job 24:14

(NIV)
When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up,
kills the poor and needy,
and in the night steals forth like a thief.
(ESV)
The murderer rises before it is light,
that he may kill the poor and needy,
and in the night he is like a thief.

Job 29:12

(NIV)
because I rescued the poor who cried for help,
and the fatherless who had none to assist them.
(ESV)
because I delivered the poor who cried for help,
and the fatherless who had none to help him.

Job 29:16

(NIV)
I was a father to the needy;
I took up the case of the stranger.
(ESV)
I was a father to the needy,
and I searched out the cause of him whom I did not know.

Job 30:25

(NIV)
Have I not wept for those in trouble?
Has not my soul grieved for the poor?
(ESV)
Did not I weep for him whose day was hard?
Was not my soul grieved for the needy?
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