Section 2: Practical Wisdom, Article 14

Promises Regarding
Aiding the Poor

“Blessed is he that considereth the poor:
Yehuveh will deliver him in time of trouble.
Yehuveh will preserve him, and keep him alive;
and he shall be blessed upon the earth:
and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
Yehuveh will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing:
Thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.”
Proverbs 28:2.
H ow does Yehuveh regard the poor? What can be added to His own Words on the subject? “I know that Yehuveh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.” “He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.” Clearly Yehuveh has a tender
compassion for the poor, and He desires that His people share this attitude. For all those who do, there is not only the blessings of heart from helping others, but He has promised a great many other blessings as well. Psalms 140:12; 102:17.
In all their beauty and authority, here are the promises:

Proverbs 11:24-25.  “There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than
                is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth
                shall be watered also himself.”

Proverbs 14:21.  “He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but
he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is

Proverbs 19:17. 
“He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Yehuveh; and that which he hath given
                will He pay him again.”

Proverbs 21:13. 
“Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall
                not be heard.”

Proverbs 22:9. 
“He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.”

Proverbs 28:8.  “He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance,
he shall gather it for him
                that will pity the

Gael Bataman         
Originally Written:     23 August 2005
Latest Update:             3 February 2010

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