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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.

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."

Proverbs 31:8-9 - "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

Matthew 6:3-4 - "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

James 1:27 - Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

1 Corinthians 10:24 - Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.

Psalm 113:7 - He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap.

Proverbs 3:27-28 - Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow" — when you now have it with you.

Luke 6:36 - "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

Psalm 37:25 - I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Isaiah 1:17 - Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

1 John 3:17-18 - If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Acts 20:35 - "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Isaiah 41:17-18 - "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. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs."

James 2:15-17 - Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Proverbs 22:9 - A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

Psalm 9:9 - The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Proverbs 19:17 - He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.

Jeremiah 22:3 - "This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place."

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