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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

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There are various terms of signification annexed to the word poor. By the character of poor is generally meant persons in indigent circumstances of body; but the Scripture meaning of the word poor, is the poverty of soul in respect to our lost and ruined estate by nature. And there is a third sense of the term, namely, the poor in spirit, of whom our Lord saith, "Theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:3) It is proper to keep alive the proper distinction of these different views of natural and spiritual poverty when reading the word of God.


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Poor'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/p/poor.html. London. 1828.

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