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In the O.T. earthly prosperity was a sign of blessing. The Psalmist said that during the whole of his life he had not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread, Psalm 37:25 ; whereas of a wicked one, typical of Judas, it is said, "Let his children be continually vagabonds and beg," Psalm 109:10 ; but in bringing in strength and salvation Jehovah "lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes," 1 Samuel 2:8 . The law made many provisions for the poor. In the N.T. we read of several beggars who were also blind, who received blessing, Mark 10:46 ; Luke 18:35 ; John 9:8 ; and in the parable the Lord spoke of the beggar named Lazarus who was carried into Abraham's bosom. Luke 16:20,22 : cf. Acts 3:2 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Beggars '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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