Definitions of poor
lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal in a society.
people who were too poor to afford a telephone
worse than is usual, expected, or desirable; of a low or inferior standard or quality.
her work was poor
substandard below par bad deficient defective faulty imperfect inferior appalling abysmal atrocious awful terrible dreadful unsatisfactory second-rate third-rate tinpot shoddy crude lamentable deplorable inadequate unacceptable crummy lame crappy dismal bum rotten
(of a person) considered to be deserving of pity or sympathy.
they inquired after poor Dorothy's broken hip
unfortunate unlucky luckless unhappy hapless ill-fated ill-starred pitiable pitiful wretched
Synonyms of poor
poverty-stricken substandard meager unproductive deficient in unfortunate pathetic short
Leviticus 25:47-55 - Redeeming A Poor Man
47 'Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger's family, 48 then he shall have redemption right after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him, 49 or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem him; or if he prospers, he may redeem himself. 50 'He then with his purchaser shall calculate from the year when he sold himself to him up to the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall correspond to the number of years. It is like the days of a hired man that he shall be with him. 51 'If there are still many years, he shall refund part of his purchase price in proportion to them for his own redemption; 52 and if few years remain until the year of jubilee, he shall so calculate with him. In proportion to his years he is to refund the amount for his redemption. 53 'Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule over him with severity in your sight. 54 'Even if he is not redeemed by these means, he shall still go out in the year of jubilee, he and his sons with him. 55 'For the sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 23:9-14 - The Feast Of Firstfruits
Leviticus 24:12-23 - An Example Of Just And Fair Punishment
Leviticus 25:18-22 - The Problem Of The Seventh Year
Leviticus 26:46-46 - Summary Colophon
Leviticus 27:9-13 - Redemption Of Vowed Animals
Leviticus 25:47-55 - Redeeming A Poor Man
Numbers 1:16-46 - The Census Of The Tribes
Numbers 2:1-34 - The Arrangement Of The Camps
Numbers 3:33-39 - The Numbering Of Merari
Numbers 4:1-49 - The Census Of The Kohathites
Numbers 5:1-4 - Rules Concerning Those Unclean
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
"For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'
"However, there will be no poor among you, since the LORD will surely bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess,
"For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.
"For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.
"For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."
Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.
For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living?
The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.
For he has come out of prison to become king, even though he was born poor in his kingdom.
Then I said, "They are only the poor, They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD Or the ordinance of their God.
'But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be placed before the priest and the priest shall value him; according to the means of the one who vowed, the priest shall value him.
'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.
'If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service.
'Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger's family,
The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding sees through him.
So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.
For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.