… but i am poor and needy, the LORD will take care of me …


“But I am poor and needy;
the LORD will take care of me;
Thou art my helper, and my defender,
O my God,
delay not.”

(Psalm 39:17, Brenton LXX En)

Let sinners be driven away into Hades, even all the nations that forget God. For the poor shall not be forgotten for ever: the patience of the needy ones shall not perish for ever.

(Psalm 9:17–18, Brenton LXX En)

“He that increases his wealth by usuries and unjust gains, gathers it for him that pities the poor. He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even he has made his prayer abominable.” (Proverbs 28:8–9, Brenton LXX En)

“And if thou shouldest lend money to thy poor brother who is by thee, thou shalt not be hard upon him, thou shalt not exact usury of him. And if thou take thy neighbour’s garment for a pledge, thou shalt restore it to him before sunset. For this is his clothing, this is the only covering of his nakedness; wherein shall he sleep? If then he shall cry to me, I will hearken to him, for I am merciful.”
(Exodus 22:25–27, Brenton LXX En)

Because of the misery of the poor, and because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord, I will set them in safety; I will speak to them thereof openly.
(Psalm 11:5, Brenton LXX En)


But my soul shall exult in the Lord: it shall delight in his salvation. All my bones shall say, O Lord, who is like to thee? delivering the poor out of the hand of them that are stronger than he, yea, the poor and needy one from them that spoil him.” (Psalm 34:9–10, Brenton LXX En)

Blessed is the man who thinks on the poor and needy; the Lord shall deliver him in an evil day. May the Lord preserve him and keep him alive, and bless him on the earth, and not deliver him into the hands of his enemy. May the Lord help him upon the bed of his pain; thou hast made all his bed in his sickness.” (Psalm 40:1–3, Brenton LXX En)

He that oppresses the needy provokes his Maker: but he that honours him has pity upon the poor.” (Proverbs 14:31, Brenton LXX En)



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