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#2000verses needs to keep going, now more than ever.…
Exodus 22:25
If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as a creditor; you shall not exact interest from them.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Exodus 23:11
but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the wild animals may eat. You shall do the same with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Leviticus 5:7
But if you cannot afford a sheep, you shall bring to the Lord, as your penalty for the sin that you have committed, two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Leviticus 12:8
If she cannot afford a sheep, she shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement on her behalf, and she shall be clean.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Leviticus 19:10
You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the alien: I am the Lord your God.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Leviticus 19:15
You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Deuteronomy 24:14-15
You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy laborers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land in one of your towns. You shall pay them their wages...because they are poor and their livelihood depends on them..#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and on them he has set the world.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Job 5:16
So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 9:18
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 12:5
“Because the poor are despoiled, because the needy groan, I will now rise up,” says the Lord; “I will place them in the safety for which they long.”
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 14:6
You would confound the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say, “O Lord, who is like you? You deliver the weak from those too strong for them, the weak and needy from those who despoil them.”
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 37:16
Better is a little that the righteous person has than the abundance of many wicked.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 41:1
Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 72:3-4
May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness.
May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 72:12-14
For he delivers the needy when they call, the poor and those who have no helper
He has pity on the weak & the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.
From oppression & violence he redeems their life; and precious is their blood in his sight
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 82:3
Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 109:30-31
With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.
For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save them from those who would condemn them to death.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 112:9
They have distributed freely, they have given to the poor; their righteousness endures forever; their horn is exalted in honor.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Psalm 140:12
I know that the Lord maintains the cause of the needy, and executes justice for the poor.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Proverbs 14:21
Those who despise their neighbors are sinners,
but happy are those who are kind to the poor.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Proverbs 21:13
If you close your ear to the cry of the poor,
you will cry out and not be heard.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Proverbs 22:22-23
Do not rob the poor because they are poor,
or crush the afflicted at the gate;
for the Lord pleads their cause
and despoils of life those who despoil them.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Proverbs 28:27
Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing,
but one who turns a blind eye will get many a curse.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Isaiah 10:1-2
Ah, you who make iniquitous decrees, who write oppressive statutes, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be your spoil, and that you may make the orphans your prey!
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Ezekiel 16:49
This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Matthew 6:24
“No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Matthew 19:21
Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Luke 3:11
In reply he said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.”
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Luke 4:18
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Luke 6:20-21
Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
1 John 3:17
How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Galatians 2:10
They asked only one thing, that we remember the poor, which was actually what I was eager to do.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
James 2:5
Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
James 2:15-16
If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that?
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
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