God loves the poor and that means we should too. Not just in word but in deed like James admonishes his readers in James 2:1-15.

Therefore, I encourage you to spend time alone with the Lord learning what the verses below mean to Him, and then what they mean to you, in light of what they mean to Him.

Prov 13:23

The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through by injustice.

Prov 14:21

Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

Prov 14:31

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Prov 17:5

Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

Prov 19:1

Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

Prov 19:17

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Prov 21:13

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

Prov 22:2

The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.

Prov 22:9

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Prov 22:16

Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Prov 22:22-23

Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate, for the Lord will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.

Prov 28:8

Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

Prov 28:15

Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Prov 28:27

Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

Prov 29:7

A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Prov 29:14

If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever.

Prov 30:14

There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind.

Prov 31:9

Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of tthe poor and needy.

Prov 31:20

She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.

Jeremiah 15:28-29

They have grown fat and sleek. They know no bounds in deeds of evil; they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy. Shall I not punish them for these things?

Rom 15:25-26

But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.

Gal 2:10

They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.

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