Poverty

Definitions of poverty

Noun

the state of being extremely poor.

thousands of families are living in abject poverty

Synonyms:

penury destitution pauperism pauperdom beggary indigence pennilessness impoverishment neediness need hardship impecuniousness

Synonyms of poverty

Noun

penury scarcity inferiority impoverishment

Proverbs 20:13

Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

Proverbs 28:19

He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.

Proverbs 23:21

For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

Job 34:19

Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

1 Samuel 2:7

"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.

Job 1:21

He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."

From Thematic Bible

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

worldly Amusements and pleasures » Lead to » Poverty

Amusements and worldly pleasures » Poverty

Carnal security » Poverty

Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Poverty

Covetousness » Leads to » Poverty

Drunkenness » Leads to » Poverty

Gluttony » Leads to » Poverty

Humility of Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Poverty

Humility of Christ » Exhibited in his » Poverty

Idleness and sloth » Lead to » Poverty

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Poverty

Poverty » Who will end up in poverty

Poverty » The lord being the maker of the poor

Poverty » General references to

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Paul

Poverty » The poor in spirit

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Drunkenness and gluttony

Poverty » Why jesus Christ became poor

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Indolence

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The church at smyrna

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Love of pleasure

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Evil associations

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Parsimony

Poverty » What tends to penury

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The widow of zarephath

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Christ

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The prophet's widow

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » gideon

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The widow who gave two mites

Rejoicing » In tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Security » Carnal, leads men to dream of escape from common ills » Poverty

Spiritual » Poverty » Destitution of the truth

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Worldly » Pleasure results of a pleasure-seeking life » Poverty

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

worldly Amusements and pleasures » Lead to » Poverty

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Amusements and worldly pleasures » Poverty

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Carnal security » Poverty

Luke 12:19

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Poverty

Luke 9:58

And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

Covetousness » Leads to » Poverty

Proverbs 28:22

A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Poverty

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Proverbs 23:21

For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

Gluttony » Leads to » Poverty

Proverbs 23:21

For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

Humility of Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Poverty

Luke 9:58

And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

Humility of Christ » Exhibited in his » Poverty

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

Luke 9:58

And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

Idleness and sloth » Lead to » Poverty

Proverbs 20:13

Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

Proverbs 10:4

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Poverty

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Isaiah 22:13

Instead, there is gaiety and gladness, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die."

Poverty » Who will end up in poverty

Proverbs 28:19

He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Proverbs 20:13

Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

Proverbs 22:16

He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 10:4

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

More verses: Proverbs 13:4 Proverbs 23:20-21 Proverbs 24:30-34

Poverty » The lord being the maker of the poor

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

Job 1:20-21

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."

1 Samuel 2:7

"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.

Job 34:12-19

"Surely, God will not act wickedly, And the Almighty will not pervert justice. "Who gave Him authority over the earth? And who has laid on Him the whole world? "If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath, read more.

Poverty » General references to

Isaiah 3:7

He will protest on that day, saying, "I will not be your healer, For in my house there is neither bread nor cloak; You should not appoint me ruler of the people."

Proverbs 10:15

The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

Proverbs 30:8

Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Paul

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

Poverty » The poor in spirit

Matthew 5:3

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 6:20

And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Isaiah 66:1-2

Thus says the LORD, "Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? "For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being," declares the LORD "But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Drunkenness and gluttony

Proverbs 23:21

For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

Proverbs 24:34

Then your poverty will come as a robber And your want like an armed man.

Poverty » Why jesus Christ became poor

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Indolence

Proverbs 6:10-11

"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest"-- Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The church at smyrna

Revelation 2:9

'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Love of pleasure

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Evil associations

Proverbs 28:19

He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Parsimony

Proverbs 11:24

There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.

Poverty » What tends to penury

Proverbs 14:23

In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The widow of zarephath

1 Kings 17:12

But she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die."

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » Christ

Matthew 8:20

Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The prophet's widow

2 Kings 4:1

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » gideon

Judges 6:15

He said to Him, "O Lord, how shall I deliver Israel? Behold, my family is the least in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father's house."

Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The widow who gave two mites

Mark 12:42

A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.

Rejoicing » In tribulation, examples of » Poverty

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

Security » Carnal, leads men to dream of escape from common ills » Poverty

Luke 12:19

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

Spiritual » Poverty » Destitution of the truth

1 Timothy 6:5

and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

Revelation 3:17

'Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,

2 Chronicles 15:3

"For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.

Ephesians 2:12

remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Amos 8:11

"Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the LORD.

More verses: Lamentations 2:9 Psalm 74:9 Ezekiel 7:26 Luke 15:14

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Proverbs 30:9

That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.

Matthew 4:2-3

And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."

Worldly » Pleasure results of a pleasure-seeking life » Poverty

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Isaiah 22:13

Instead, there is gaiety and gladness, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die."

Topics on Poverty

Avoiding Poverty

1;45;11

"There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished."'

Naked In Poverty

5;28;48

therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

Poverty, Attitudes Towards

5;15;7-8

"If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;

Poverty, Causes Of

1;3;17-19

Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.

Poverty, Remedies For

40;26;11

"For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.

Poverty, Spiritual

40;13;58

And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.