Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for [he that is] higher than the highest regardeth; and [there be] higher than they.
The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Rob not the poor, because he [is] poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
The rich and poor meet together: the LORD [is] the maker of them all.
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
Happy [is he] that [hath] the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope [is] in the LORD his God:
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, [and] the right of the poor.
I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
That he may set [him] with princes, [even] with the princes of his people.
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
And I will feed the flock of slaughter, [even] you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.
[When] the poor and needy seek water, and [there is] none, [and] their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
The meek also shall increase [their] joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones [is] as a storm [against] the wall.
What shall [one] then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save [him] from those that condemn his soul.
Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh [him] families like a flock.
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;
For the oppression 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.
Thou hast seen [it]; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite [it] with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall [not] perish for ever.
He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.
He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
[How much less to him] that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all [are] the work of his hands.
[Is it fit] to say to a king, [Thou art] wicked? [and] to princes, [Ye are] ungodly?
Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD [is] his refuge.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard [him], and saved him out of all his troubles.
For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and [him] that hath no helper.
He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
All my bones shall say, LORD, who [is] like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?
1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.