You are poor in spirit, and the Lord has given you His kingdom.

You are poor in spirit, and the Lord has given you His kingdom.

“He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, and He will pay back what he has given.” (Prov 19:17)

“Blessed [makarios] are the poor [ptochos] in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 5:3)

“Blessed [makarios] are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” (Lk 6:20)

“Has God not chosen the poor [ptochos] of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?” (Jm 2:5)

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me, to preach the gospel to the poor [ptochos]” (Lk 4:18)

“Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor [ptochos] have the gospel preached to them.” (Lk 7:22)

“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind.” (Lk 14:13)

“Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.” (14:21)

“For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.” (Mk 14:7)

“Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” (Lk 19:8)

“They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.” (Gal 2:10)

“Because you say, I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked” (Rev 3:17)

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” (2Cor 8:9)

Reading: Prov 19-21; Rom 4