A Disturbing Trend That Is Beginning To Affect U.S. Wildlife

The photo below captures a disturbing trend that is beginning to affect wildlife in the US.  Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democrat Party, as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance.

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12 Responses to A Disturbing Trend That Is Beginning To Affect U.S. Wildlife

  1. jim lovell says:

    I guess if it was a fat cat eating from the government feedbag it would be the rich people and the corporate bigwigs that the republicans throw money at…Or a dead soldier symbolizing all the dead soldiers that Bush sent to die in a war based on lies…You call yourself Christians? Do you really think denying money to kids without health insurance and seniors makes them more sefl sufficent? What is wrong with you?

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  2. Tom says:

    Jim,

    Dead soldiers, uninsured children and senior citizens, Bush lies, corporate bigwigs……

    You did a nice job bringing in several of your democratic hot button issues. Now I have a question for you: What have the democrats done to solve any of these problems. They prefer to only point out problems instead of actually solving them. When they do actually propose a solution (which is rare) they only make the situation worse.

    Also, do you really think that punishing the successful in our society by taking away the profits from their hard work and giving it to people who are too lazy or too unmotivated to work will solve any problems? This will never solve anything.

    Why do you think that it should be the government’s responsibility to solve all the problems that people have. The Constitution does not say it is the governments job to do this. So, where does this mistaken understanding come from?

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  3. jim lovell says:

    Are you saying Jesus would not help kids without insurance or seniors live with dignity? Have you ever read the Bible? If you want to talk legally, instead of morally, Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the right to levy taxes to, among other things, provide for the common defense and the general welfare…If Congress has the right to fund the military, it has the right to help uninsured kids have health care, and seniors not have to choose between paying their drug bill and paying their electric bill. What does doing that have to do with giving money to people too lazy to work? You sound way too greedy and selfish to be someone who calls himself a Christian.

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  4. Robert says:

    Mr. Lovell,

    What you are describing is socialism, plain & simple. Yes, I agree that Jesus would have taken care of the truely needy people. No problem with that whatsoever. I also believe that failure for them to properly plan (older people and parents who won’t properly provide for their children) does not constitute an emergency on my part. You talk about “provide for the general welfare”. Well, giving people handouts hardly contributes to their actual welfare. It only encourages further mooching off the working people and a perpetuation of a broken system.
    Tom doesn’t need anyone to stand up for him, but you call him greedy & selfish. Ha! I know Tom & he’s anything but that.
    Robert

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  5. Tom says:

    Jim,

    You said: “Are you saying Jesus would not help kids without insurance or seniors live with dignity?

    Don’t be ridiculous. That is not what I am saying at all. Christians are called to meet the physical needs of those who are suffering. The government is not called to do that. When the government tries to do that we get what we now have. The more the government tries to do, the more problems we have. If the government would stick to the powers it has been granted in the Constitution we would be much better off. Unfortunately, we have people who believe the Constitution is a “living document” and they then try to read into it whatever they want it to mean.

    As far as Article 1 Section 8, it says:

    The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

    To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

    To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

    To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

    To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

    To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

    To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

    To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

    To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

    To provide and maintain a Navy;

    To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

    To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

    To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

    To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;–And

    To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

    Please explain what meaning you place on the “general welfare” clause. It seems that you saying it should apply to social programs but the context of Article 1, Section 8 does not lend itself to that meaning.

    Our government can only function and survive as long as we are a “moral” people. It is my contention to you that we are no longer a “moral” people. It is only a matter of time until it fails unless we bring it back into line with its original functions. If we could remove the government from our daily lives, then most (if not all) of our problems would be solved by our people.

    My challenge to you is to stop expecting the government to be the one who solves all the problems. Cut them out of the loop and find local solutions. We should all be doing that on a daily basis. God help us to do so!

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  6. teylah soto says:

    to robert,
    no, i do not think that is exactly the definition of socialism. Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. Mr. Lovell was talking about programs that would help those people who are less fortunate, not everyone in the society. The socialist practice of “distribution of goods” is an idea that incorporates the ENTIRE society. Please do not akin the belief of progressivism to socialistic beliefs, it is much further to the left of the political spectrum than the Democrats fall, just as fascism is much futher to the right than the Republicans are.

    As to Tom who said that the Democrats havnt been doing anything in the way of solving problems, I might point out that its been slightly difficult to get anything passed with a Repbublican majority for most of the 90s up until the 06 midterms, and then with a Republican President for the remaining two years who refuses to listen to Congress.

    I honestly dont remember this many problems in the Clinton administration about the economny, so as far as getting anything done, I think he set a wonderful tone.

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  7. Suzi says:

    Are you sure the bear isn’t suicidal and just waiting for Palin to come shoot him or legislate him out of existence?

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  8. Doug says:

    I searched the Bible for “Poverty” and “Poor”. It came up with quite a bit less than 2000 verses and think that is a bit hyperbolic. I did not come across anything that suggested that “let’s spread the wealth around” through taxation and political redistribution. Both of these are enforced through the threat of jail time and ultimately by the gun in the hands of our fine police officers coming to take you away if you just happen to believe “what is yours is yours and what is mine is mine”. Personally, I am unapologetic about believing that. The verses that I reviewed suggested that it was noble to voluntarily share your excess with those of less fortune. Also, many of the verses that I reviewed suggested that poverty would be the result of irresponsibility.

    I also happened to look up two other verses that are never mentioned by thinkers of this ilk.
    Deuteronomy 5
    19 “You shall not steal.
    21 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

    I am fed up with the guilt generators appealing to base emotions to gain political power. The New Testament is filled with warnings against legalism while these political whores distort the Bible. They insinuate that Jesus wants us to make more laws to “let’s spread the wealth around”. Spreading the wealth is noble. But, it is your responsibility and is my responsibility out of the volition of our “new birth”. Paul hated legalism and implied that Jesus did too.

    I have previously referenced the idea of political lust. Look at the last verse that my search provided. I do not understand this. Can someone help?
    178. Revelation 13:16
    He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead,
    Revelation 13:15-17 (in Context) Revelation 13 (Whole Chapter)

    POVERTY
    1. Deuteronomy 28:48
    therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.
    Deuteronomy 28:47-49 (in Context) Deuteronomy 28 (Whole Chapter)
    2. 1 Samuel 2:7
    The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.
    1 Samuel 2:6-8 (in Context) 1 Samuel 2 (Whole Chapter)
    3. Proverbs 6:11
    and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
    Proverbs 6:10-12 (in Context) Proverbs 6 (Whole Chapter)
    4. Proverbs 10:15
    The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
    Proverbs 10:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
    5. Proverbs 11:24
    One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
    Proverbs 11:23-25 (in Context) Proverbs 11 (Whole Chapter)
    6. Proverbs 13:18
    He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
    Proverbs 13:17-19 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
    7. Proverbs 14:23
    All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
    Proverbs 14:22-24 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
    8. Proverbs 21:5
    The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
    Proverbs 21:4-6 (in Context) Proverbs 21 (Whole Chapter)
    9. Proverbs 22:16
    He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.
    Proverbs 22:15-17 (in Context) Proverbs 22 (Whole Chapter)
    10. Proverbs 24:34
    and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
    Proverbs 24:33-34 (in Context) Proverbs 24 (Whole Chapter)
    11. Proverbs 28:19
    He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
    Proverbs 28:18-20 (in Context) Proverbs 28 (Whole Chapter)
    12. Proverbs 28:22
    A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.
    Proverbs 28:21-23 (in Context) Proverbs 28 (Whole Chapter)
    13. Proverbs 30:8
    Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
    Proverbs 30:7-9 (in Context) Proverbs 30 (Whole Chapter)
    14. Proverbs 31:7
    let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
    Proverbs 31:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 31 (Whole Chapter)
    15. Ecclesiastes 4:14
    The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom.
    Ecclesiastes 4:13-15 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 4 (Whole Chapter)
    16. Mark 12:44
    They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
    Mark 12:43-44 (in Context) Mark 12 (Whole Chapter)
    17. Luke 21:4
    All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
    Luke 21:3-5 (in Context) Luke 21 (Whole Chapter)
    18. 2 Corinthians 8:2
    Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
    2 Corinthians 8:1-3 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 8 (Whole Chapter)
    19. 2 Corinthians 8:9
    For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
    2 Corinthians 8:8-10 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 8 (Whole Chapter)
    20. Revelation 2:9
    I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
    Revelation 2:8-10 (in Context) Revelation 2 (Whole Chapter)

    POOR
    1. Exodus 23:3
    and do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit.
    Exodus 23:2-4 (in Context) Exodus 23 (Whole Chapter)
    2. Exodus 23:6
    “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
    Exodus 23:5-7 (in Context) Exodus 23 (Whole Chapter)
    3. Exodus 23:11
    but during the seventh year let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
    Exodus 23:10-12 (in Context) Exodus 23 (Whole Chapter)
    4. Exodus 30:15
    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.
    Exodus 30:14-16 (in Context) Exodus 30 (Whole Chapter)
    5. Leviticus 14:21
    “If, however, he is poor and cannot afford these, he must take one male lamb as a guilt offering to be waved to make atonement for him, together with a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, a log of oil,
    Leviticus 14:20-22 (in Context) Leviticus 14 (Whole Chapter)
    6. Leviticus 19:10
    Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.
    Leviticus 19:9-11 (in Context) Leviticus 19 (Whole Chapter)
    7. Leviticus 19:15
    ” ‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
    Leviticus 19:14-16 (in Context) Leviticus 19 (Whole Chapter)
    8. Leviticus 23:22
    ” ‘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 the alien. I am the LORD your God.’ ”
    Leviticus 23:21-23 (in Context) Leviticus 23 (Whole Chapter)
    9. Leviticus 25:25
    ” ‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold.
    Leviticus 25:24-26 (in Context) Leviticus 25 (Whole Chapter)
    10. Leviticus 25:35
    ” ‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.
    Leviticus 25:34-36 (in Context) Leviticus 25 (Whole Chapter)
    11. Leviticus 25:39
    ” ‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.
    Leviticus 25:38-40 (in Context) Leviticus 25 (Whole Chapter)
    12. Leviticus 25:47
    ” ‘If an alien or a temporary resident among you becomes rich and one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells himself to the alien living among you or to a member of the alien’s clan,
    Leviticus 25:46-48 (in Context) Leviticus 25 (Whole Chapter)
    13. Leviticus 27:8
    If anyone making the vow is too poor to pay the specified amount, he is to present the person to the priest, who will set the value for him according to what the man making the vow can afford.
    Leviticus 27:7-9 (in Context) Leviticus 27 (Whole Chapter)
    14. Numbers 13:20
    How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees on 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.)
    Numbers 13:19-21 (in Context) Numbers 13 (Whole Chapter)
    15. Deuteronomy 15:4
    However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you,
    Deuteronomy 15:3-5 (in Context) Deuteronomy 15 (Whole Chapter)
    16. Deuteronomy 15:7
    If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.
    Deuteronomy 15:6-8 (in Context) Deuteronomy 15 (Whole Chapter)
    17. Deuteronomy 15:11
    There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.
    Deuteronomy 15:10-12 (in Context) Deuteronomy 15 (Whole Chapter)
    18. Deuteronomy 24:12
    If the man is poor, do not go to sleep with his pledge in your possession.
    Deuteronomy 24:11-13 (in Context) Deuteronomy 24 (Whole Chapter)
    19. Deuteronomy 24:14
    Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns.
    Deuteronomy 24:13-15 (in Context) Deuteronomy 24 (Whole Chapter)
    20. Deuteronomy 24:15
    Pay him his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and is counting on it. Otherwise he may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.
    Deuteronomy 24:14-16 (in Context) Deuteronomy 24 (Whole Chapter)
    21. Ruth 3:10
    “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.
    Ruth 3:9-11 (in Context) Ruth 3 (Whole Chapter)
    22. 1 Samuel 2:8
    He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; upon them he has set the world.
    1 Samuel 2:7-9 (in Context) 1 Samuel 2 (Whole Chapter)
    23. 1 Samuel 18:23
    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.”
    1 Samuel 18:22-24 (in Context) 1 Samuel 18 (Whole Chapter)
    24. 2 Samuel 12:1
    [ Nathan Rebukes David ] 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.
    2 Samuel 12:1-3 (in Context) 2 Samuel 12 (Whole Chapter)
    25. 2 Samuel 12:3
    but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb 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.
    2 Samuel 12:2-4 (in Context) 2 Samuel 12 (Whole Chapter)
    26. 2 Samuel 12:4
    “Now a traveler 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 traveler 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.”
    2 Samuel 12:3-5 (in Context) 2 Samuel 12 (Whole Chapter)
    27. 2 Kings 24:14
    He carried into exile all Jerusalem: all the officers and fighting men, and all the craftsmen and artisans—a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest people of the land were left.
    2 Kings 24:13-15 (in Context) 2 Kings 24 (Whole Chapter)
    28. 2 Kings 25:12
    But the commander left behind some of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.
    2 Kings 25:11-13 (in Context) 2 Kings 25 (Whole Chapter)
    29. Nehemiah 5:1
    [ Nehemiah Helps the Poor ] Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their Jewish brothers.
    Nehemiah 5:1-3 (in Context) Nehemiah 5 (Whole Chapter)
    30. Esther 9:22
    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 them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
    Esther 9:21-23 (in Context) Esther 9 (Whole Chapter)
    31. Job 5:16
    So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
    Job 5:15-17 (in Context) Job 5 (Whole Chapter)
    32. Job 20:10
    His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth.
    Job 20:9-11 (in Context) Job 20 (Whole Chapter)
    33. Job 20:19
    For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build.
    Job 20:18-20 (in Context) Job 20 (Whole Chapter)
    34. Job 24:4
    They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding.
    Job 24:3-5 (in Context) Job 24 (Whole Chapter)
    35. Job 24:5
    Like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go about their labor of foraging food; the wasteland provides food for their children.
    Job 24:4-6 (in Context) Job 24 (Whole Chapter)
    36. Job 24:9
    The fatherless child is snatched from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized for a debt.
    Job 24:8-10 (in Context) Job 24 (Whole Chapter)
    37. Job 24:14
    When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up and kills the poor and needy; in the night he steals forth like a thief.
    Job 24:13-15 (in Context) Job 24 (Whole Chapter)
    38. Job 29:12
    because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.
    Job 29:11-13 (in Context) Job 29 (Whole Chapter)
    39. Job 30:25
    Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?
    Job 30:24-26 (in Context) Job 30 (Whole Chapter)
    40. Job 31:16
    “If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,
    Job 31:15-17 (in Context) Job 31 (Whole Chapter)
    41. Job 34:19
    who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
    Job 34:18-20 (in Context) Job 34 (Whole Chapter)
    42. Job 34:28
    They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.
    Job 34:27-29 (in Context) Job 34 (Whole Chapter)
    43. Psalm 14:6
    You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.
    Psalm 14:5-7 (in Context) Psalm 14 (Whole Chapter)
    44. Psalm 22:26
    The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him— may your hearts live forever!
    Psalm 22:25-27 (in Context) Psalm 22 (Whole Chapter)
    45. Psalm 34:6
    This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
    Psalm 34:5-7 (in Context) Psalm 34 (Whole Chapter)
    46. Psalm 35:10
    My whole being will exclaim, “Who is like you, O LORD ? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.”
    Psalm 35:9-11 (in Context) Psalm 35 (Whole Chapter)
    47. Psalm 37:14
    The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.
    Psalm 37:13-15 (in Context) Psalm 37 (Whole Chapter)
    48. Psalm 40:17
    Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.
    Psalm 40:16-17 (in Context) Psalm 40 (Whole Chapter)
    49. Psalm 49:2
    both low and high, rich and poor alike:
    Psalm 49:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 49 (Whole Chapter)
    50. Psalm 68:10
    Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.
    Psalm 68:9-11 (in Context) Psalm 68 (Whole Chapter)
    51. Psalm 69:32
    The poor will see and be glad— you who seek God, may your hearts live!
    Psalm 69:31-33 (in Context) Psalm 69 (Whole Chapter)
    52. Psalm 70:5
    Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.
    Psalm 70:4-5 (in Context) Psalm 70 (Whole Chapter)
    53. Psalm 74:21
    Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.
    Psalm 74:20-22 (in Context) Psalm 74 (Whole Chapter)
    54. Psalm 82:3
    Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
    Psalm 82:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 82 (Whole Chapter)
    55. Psalm 86:1
    [ A prayer of David. ] Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
    Psalm 86:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 86 (Whole Chapter)
    56. Psalm 109:16
    For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.
    Psalm 109:15-17 (in Context) Psalm 109 (Whole Chapter)
    57. Psalm 109:22
    For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
    Psalm 109:21-23 (in Context) Psalm 109 (Whole Chapter)
    58. Psalm 112:9
    He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor.
    Psalm 112:8-10 (in Context) Psalm 112 (Whole Chapter)
    59. Psalm 113:7
    He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
    Psalm 113:6-8 (in Context) Psalm 113 (Whole Chapter)
    60. Psalm 132:15
    I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.
    Psalm 132:14-16 (in Context) Psalm 132 (Whole Chapter)
    61. Psalm 140:12
    I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
    Psalm 140:11-13 (in Context) Psalm 140 (Whole Chapter)
    62. Proverbs 10:4
    Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
    Proverbs 10:3-5 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
    63. Proverbs 10:15
    The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
    Proverbs 10:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
    64. Proverbs 13:7
    One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
    Proverbs 13:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
    65. Proverbs 13:8
    A man’s riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
    Proverbs 13:7-9 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
    66. Proverbs 13:23
    A poor man’s field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
    Proverbs 13:22-24 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
    67. Proverbs 14:20
    The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
    Proverbs 14:19-21 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
    68. Proverbs 14:31
    He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
    Proverbs 14:30-32 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
    69. Proverbs 17:5
    He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
    Proverbs 17:4-6 (in Context) Proverbs 17 (Whole Chapter)
    70. Proverbs 18:23
    A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly.
    Proverbs 18:22-24 (in Context) Proverbs 18 (Whole Chapter)
    71. Proverbs 19:1
    Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
    Proverbs 19:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
    72. Proverbs 19:4
    Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man’s friend deserts him.
    Proverbs 19:3-5 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
    73. Proverbs 19:7
    A poor man is shunned by all his relatives— how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he pursues them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
    Proverbs 19:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
    74. Proverbs 19:17
    He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.
    Proverbs 19:16-18 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
    75. Proverbs 19:22
    What a man desires is unfailing love ; better to be poor than a liar.
    Proverbs 19:21-23 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
    76. Proverbs 20:13
    Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.
    Proverbs 20:12-14 (in Context) Proverbs 20 (Whole Chapter)
    77. Proverbs 21:13
    If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.
    Proverbs 21:12-14 (in Context) Proverbs 21 (Whole Chapter)
    78. Proverbs 21:17
    He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.
    Proverbs 21:16-18 (in Context) Proverbs 21 (Whole Chapter)
    79. Proverbs 22:2
    Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
    Proverbs 22:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 22 (Whole Chapter)
    80. Proverbs 22:7
    The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
    Proverbs 22:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 22 (Whole Chapter)
    81. Proverbs 22:9
    A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
    Proverbs 22:8-10 (in Context) Proverbs 22 (Whole Chapter)
    82. Proverbs 22:16
    He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.
    Proverbs 22:15-17 (in Context) Proverbs 22 (Whole Chapter)
    83. Proverbs 22:22
    Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
    Proverbs 22:21-23 (in Context) Proverbs 22 (Whole Chapter)
    84. Proverbs 23:21
    for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
    Proverbs 23:20-22 (in Context) Proverbs 23 (Whole Chapter)
    85. Proverbs 28:3
    A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.
    Proverbs 28:2-4 (in Context) Proverbs 28 (Whole Chapter)
    86. Proverbs 28:6
    Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.
    Proverbs 28:5-7 (in Context) Proverbs 28 (Whole Chapter)
    87. Proverbs 28:8
    He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
    Proverbs 28:7-9 (in Context) Proverbs 28 (Whole Chapter)
    88. Proverbs 28:11
    A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
    Proverbs 28:10-12 (in Context) Proverbs 28 (Whole Chapter)
    89. Proverbs 28:27
    He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.
    Proverbs 28:26-28 (in Context) Proverbs 28 (Whole Chapter)
    90. Proverbs 29:7
    The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
    Proverbs 29:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 29 (Whole Chapter)
    91. Proverbs 29:13
    The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
    Proverbs 29:12-14 (in Context) Proverbs 29 (Whole Chapter)
    92. Proverbs 29:14
    If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.
    Proverbs 29:13-15 (in Context) Proverbs 29 (Whole Chapter)
    93. Proverbs 30:9
    Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD ?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
    Proverbs 30:8-10 (in Context) Proverbs 30 (Whole Chapter)
    94. Proverbs 30:14
    those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth, the needy from among mankind.
    Proverbs 30:13-15 (in Context) Proverbs 30 (Whole Chapter)
    95. Proverbs 31:9
    Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character
    Proverbs 31:8-10 (in Context) Proverbs 31 (Whole Chapter)
    96. Proverbs 31:20
    She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
    Proverbs 31:19-21 (in Context) Proverbs 31 (Whole Chapter)
    97. Ecclesiastes 4:13
    [ Advancement Is Meaningless ] Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to take warning.
    Ecclesiastes 4:12-14 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 4 (Whole Chapter)
    98. Ecclesiastes 5:8
    [ Riches Are Meaningless ] If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.
    Ecclesiastes 5:7-9 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 5 (Whole Chapter)
    99. Ecclesiastes 6:8
    What advantage has a wise man over a fool? What does a poor man gain by knowing how to conduct himself before others?
    Ecclesiastes 6:7-9 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 6 (Whole Chapter)
    100. Ecclesiastes 9:15
    Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man.
    Ecclesiastes 9:14-16 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 9 (Whole Chapter)
    101. Ecclesiastes 9:16
    So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.
    Ecclesiastes 9:15-17 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 9 (Whole Chapter)
    102. Isaiah 3:14
    The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: “It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.
    Isaiah 3:13-15 (in Context) Isaiah 3 (Whole Chapter)
    103. Isaiah 3:15
    What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?” declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.
    Isaiah 3:14-16 (in Context) Isaiah 3 (Whole Chapter)
    104. Isaiah 10:2
    to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.
    Isaiah 10:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 10 (Whole Chapter)
    105. Isaiah 10:30
    Cry out, O Daughter of Gallim! Listen, O Laishah! Poor Anathoth!
    Isaiah 10:29-31 (in Context) Isaiah 10 (Whole Chapter)
    106. Isaiah 11:4
    but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
    Isaiah 11:3-5 (in Context) Isaiah 11 (Whole Chapter)
    107. Isaiah 14:30
    The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy will lie down in safety. But your root I will destroy by famine; it will slay your survivors.
    Isaiah 14:29-31 (in Context) Isaiah 14 (Whole Chapter)
    108. Isaiah 25:4
    You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall
    Isaiah 25:3-5 (in Context) Isaiah 25 (Whole Chapter)
    109. Isaiah 26:6
    Feet trample it down— the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.
    Isaiah 26:5-7 (in Context) Isaiah 26 (Whole Chapter)
    110. Isaiah 32:7
    The scoundrel’s methods are wicked, he makes up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.
    Isaiah 32:6-8 (in Context) Isaiah 32 (Whole Chapter)
    111. Isaiah 40:20
    A man too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot. He looks for a skilled craftsman to set up an idol that will not topple.
    Isaiah 40:19-21 (in Context) Isaiah 40 (Whole Chapter)
    112. Isaiah 41:17
    “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
    Isaiah 41:16-18 (in Context) Isaiah 41 (Whole Chapter)
    113. Isaiah 58:7
    Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
    Isaiah 58:6-8 (in Context) Isaiah 58 (Whole Chapter)
    114. Isaiah 61:1
    [ The Year of the LORD’s Favor ] The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
    Isaiah 61:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 61 (Whole Chapter)
    115. Jeremiah 2:34
    On your clothes men find the lifeblood of the innocent poor, though you did not catch them breaking in. Yet in spite of all this
    Jeremiah 2:33-35 (in Context) Jeremiah 2 (Whole Chapter)
    116. Jeremiah 5:4
    I thought, “These are only the poor; they are foolish, for they do not know the way of the LORD, the requirements of their God.
    Jeremiah 5:3-5 (in Context) Jeremiah 5 (Whole Chapter)
    117. Jeremiah 5:28
    and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor.
    Jeremiah 5:27-29 (in Context) Jeremiah 5 (Whole Chapter)
    118. Jeremiah 22:16
    He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the LORD.
    Jeremiah 22:15-17 (in Context) Jeremiah 22 (Whole Chapter)
    119. Jeremiah 24:2
    One basket had very good figs, like those that ripen early; the other basket had very poor figs, so bad they could not be eaten.
    Jeremiah 24:1-3 (in Context) Jeremiah 24 (Whole Chapter)
    120. Jeremiah 24:3
    Then the LORD asked me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” “Figs,” I answered. “The good ones are very good, but the poor ones are so bad they cannot be eaten.”
    Jeremiah 24:2-4 (in Context) Jeremiah 24 (Whole Chapter)
    121. Jeremiah 24:8
    ” ‘But like the poor figs, which are so bad they cannot be eaten,’ says the LORD, ‘so will I deal with Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the survivors from Jerusalem, whether they remain in this land or live in Egypt.
    Jeremiah 24:7-9 (in Context) Jeremiah 24 (Whole Chapter)
    122. Jeremiah 29:17
    yes, this is what the LORD Almighty says: “I will send the sword, famine and plague against them and I will make them like poor figs that are so bad they cannot be eaten.
    Jeremiah 29:16-18 (in Context) Jeremiah 29 (Whole Chapter)
    123. Jeremiah 39:10
    But Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard left behind in the land of Judah some of the poor people, who owned nothing; and at that time he gave them vineyards and fields.
    Jeremiah 39:9-11 (in Context) Jeremiah 39 (Whole Chapter)
    124. Jeremiah 40:7
    [ Gedaliah Assassinated ] When all the army officers and their men who were still in the open country heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam as governor over the land and had put him in charge of the men, women and children who were the poorest in the land and who had not been carried into exile to Babylon,
    Jeremiah 40:6-8 (in Context) Jeremiah 40 (Whole Chapter)
    125. Jeremiah 52:15
    Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile some of the poorest people and those who remained in the city, along with the rest of the craftsmen and those who had gone over to the king of Babylon.
    Jeremiah 52:14-16 (in Context) Jeremiah 52 (Whole Chapter)
    126. Jeremiah 52:16
    But Nebuzaradan left behind the rest of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.
    Jeremiah 52:15-17 (in Context) Jeremiah 52 (Whole Chapter)
    127. Ezekiel 16:49
    ” ‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
    Ezekiel 16:48-50 (in Context) Ezekiel 16 (Whole Chapter)
    128. Ezekiel 18:12
    He oppresses the poor and needy. He commits robbery. He does not return what he took in pledge. He looks to the idols. He does detestable things.
    Ezekiel 18:11-13 (in Context) Ezekiel 18 (Whole Chapter)
    129. Ezekiel 22:29
    The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.
    Ezekiel 22:28-30 (in Context) Ezekiel 22 (Whole Chapter)
    130. Amos 2:7
    They trample on the heads of the poor as upon the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.
    Amos 2:6-8 (in Context) Amos 2 (Whole Chapter)
    131. Amos 4:1
    [ Israel Has Not Returned to God ] Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy and say to your husbands, “Bring us some drinks!”
    Amos 4:1-3 (in Context) Amos 4 (Whole Chapter)
    132. Amos 5:11
    You trample on the poor and force him to give you grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine.
    Amos 5:10-12 (in Context) Amos 5 (Whole Chapter)
    133. Amos 5:12
    For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. You oppress the righteous and take bribes and you deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
    Amos 5:11-13 (in Context) Amos 5 (Whole Chapter)
    134. Amos 8:4
    Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land,
    Amos 8:3-5 (in Context) Amos 8 (Whole Chapter)
    135. Amos 8:6
    buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.
    Amos 8:5-7 (in Context) Amos 8 (Whole Chapter)
    136. Zechariah 7:10
    Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.’
    Zechariah 7:9-11 (in Context) Zechariah 7 (Whole Chapter)
    137. Matthew 5:3
    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Matthew 5:2-4 (in Context) Matthew 5 (Whole Chapter)
    138. Matthew 11:5
    The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.
    Matthew 11:4-6 (in Context) Matthew 11 (Whole Chapter)
    139. Matthew 19:21
    Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
    Matthew 19:20-22 (in Context) Matthew 19 (Whole Chapter)
    140. Matthew 26:9
    “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
    Matthew 26:8-10 (in Context) Matthew 26 (Whole Chapter)
    141. Matthew 26:11
    The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.
    Matthew 26:10-12 (in Context) Matthew 26 (Whole Chapter)
    142. Mark 10:21
    Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
    Mark 10:20-22 (in Context) Mark 10 (Whole Chapter)
    143. Mark 12:42
    But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.
    Mark 12:41-43 (in Context) Mark 12 (Whole Chapter)
    144. Mark 12:43
    Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
    Mark 12:42-44 (in Context) Mark 12 (Whole Chapter)
    145. Mark 14:5
    It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.
    Mark 14:4-6 (in Context) Mark 14 (Whole Chapter)
    146. Mark 14:7
    The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
    Mark 14:6-8 (in Context) Mark 14 (Whole Chapter)
    147. Luke 4:18
    “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,
    Luke 4:17-19 (in Context) Luke 4 (Whole Chapter)
    148. Luke 6:20
    Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
    Luke 6:19-21 (in Context) Luke 6 (Whole Chapter)
    149. Luke 7:22
    So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.
    Luke 7:21-23 (in Context) Luke 7 (Whole Chapter)
    150. Luke 11:41
    But give what is inside the dish to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.
    Luke 11:40-42 (in Context) Luke 11 (Whole Chapter)
    151. Luke 12:33
    Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
    Luke 12:32-34 (in Context) Luke 12 (Whole Chapter)
    152. Luke 14:13
    But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
    Luke 14:12-14 (in Context) Luke 14 (Whole Chapter)
    153. Luke 14:21
    “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’
    Luke 14:20-22 (in Context) Luke 14 (Whole Chapter)
    154. Luke 18:22
    When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
    Luke 18:21-23 (in Context) Luke 18 (Whole Chapter)
    155. Luke 19:8
    But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
    Luke 19:7-9 (in Context) Luke 19 (Whole Chapter)
    156. Luke 21:2
    He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.
    Luke 21:1-3 (in Context) Luke 21 (Whole Chapter)
    157. Luke 21:3
    “I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.
    Luke 21:2-4 (in Context) Luke 21 (Whole Chapter)
    158. John 12:5
    “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages. ”
    John 12:4-6 (in Context) John 12 (Whole Chapter)
    159. John 12:6
    He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
    John 12:5-7 (in Context) John 12 (Whole Chapter)
    160. John 12:8
    You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”
    John 12:7-9 (in Context) John 12 (Whole Chapter)
    161. John 13:29
    Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the Feast, or to give something to the poor.
    John 13:28-30 (in Context) John 13 (Whole Chapter)
    162. Acts 9:36
    In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas ), who was always doing good and helping the poor.
    Acts 9:35-37 (in Context) Acts 9 (Whole Chapter)
    163. Acts 10:5
    The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
    Acts 10:4-6 (in Context) Acts 10 (Whole Chapter)
    164. Acts 10:31
    and said, ‘Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
    Acts 10:30-32 (in Context) Acts 10 (Whole Chapter)
    165. Acts 24:17
    “After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.
    Acts 24:16-18 (in Context) Acts 24 (Whole Chapter)
    166. Romans 15:26
    For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
    Romans 15:25-27 (in Context) Romans 15 (Whole Chapter)
    167. 1 Corinthians 13:3
    If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
    1 Corinthians 13:2-4 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 13 (Whole Chapter)
    168. 1 Corinthians 13:12
    Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
    1 Corinthians 13:11-13 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 13 (Whole Chapter)
    169. 2 Corinthians 6:10
    sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
    2 Corinthians 6:9-11 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 6 (Whole Chapter)
    170. 2 Corinthians 8:9
    For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
    2 Corinthians 8:8-10 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 8 (Whole Chapter)
    171. 2 Corinthians 9:9
    As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
    2 Corinthians 9:8-10 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 9 (Whole Chapter)
    172. Galatians 2:10
    All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
    Galatians 2:9-11 (in Context) Galatians 2 (Whole Chapter)
    173. James 2:2
    Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in.
    James 2:1-3 (in Context) James 2 (Whole Chapter)
    174. James 2:3
    If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,”
    James 2:2-4 (in Context) James 2 (Whole Chapter)
    175. James 2:5
    Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
    James 2:4-6 (in Context) James 2 (Whole Chapter)
    176. James 2:6
    But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?
    James 2:5-7 (in Context) James 2 (Whole Chapter)
    177. Revelation 3:17
    You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
    Revelation 3:16-18 (in Context) Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter)
    178. Revelation 13:16
    He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead,
    Revelation 13:15-17 (in Context) Revelation 13 (

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  9. Tom Shelton says:

    Doug,

    The verse you quote is an end-times prophesy in which the anti-christ will force people to receive his mark in order to buy or sell things (food, clothing, etc.). Anyone who does not receive the mark will be persecuted and find it very hard to live their daily lives.

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