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It was said in the O.T. that "the poor should never cease out of the land," and in the enactments of the law they were cared for by Jehovah. The Lord said, "Ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good." Mark 14:7 . "Blessed is he that considereth the poor." Psalm 41:1 . "The poor have the gospel preached unto them." Matthew 11:5 . "When thou makest a feast call the poor." Luke 14:13 . "He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord." Proverbs 19:17 . Other passages show that the working of the love of God in the soul issues in a special regard for the poor. Galatians 2:10 . Of the Lord Jesus it is said, that though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor. 2 Corinthians 8:9 .

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

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