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Psalm 12:5 41:1-3 , especially cared for in the Jewish dispensation, Exodus 23:6 Proverbs 14:31 , and even more so under the gospel, Matthew 25:42-45 James 2:5 . The slight offerings required of them by the law were as acceptable as the hecatombs of the rich, Leviticus 5:7-13 Mark 12:41-44 . The gleanings of the fields, the olive trees, and the vines, were to be left for them, Leviticus 19:9 Deuteronomy 24:19 Ruth 2:2 . Every seventh year, the spontaneous products of the ground were free to all, Leviticus 25:7 ; and in the Jubilee their alienated inheritance returned to their possession. Compare also Leviticus 25:1-55 Deuteronomy 24:1-22 . Neglect and oppression of the poor were severely reproved by the prophets, Isaiah 10:2 Jeremiah 5:28 Amos 2:6 ; but charity to the poor was an eminent virtue among primitive Christians, Matthew 6:2-4 Luke 10:33-35 19:8 Acts 9:36-39 10:2 11:29-30 .


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Poor'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/p/poor.html. 1859.

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