|New International Version (© 2011)|
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.
King James Bible
For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
American Standard Version
For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt surely open thy hand unto thy brother, to thy needy, and to thy poor, in thy land.
Young's Literal Translation
because the needy one doth not cease out of the land, therefore I am commanding thee, saying, Thou dost certainly open thy hand to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy one, in thy land.
Deuteronomy 15:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the poor shall never cease out of the land - To this passage our Lord appears to allude Mark 14:7 : For ye have the poor with you always. God leaves these in mercy among men to exercise the feelings of compassion, tenderness, mercy, etc. And without occasions afforded to exercise these, man would soon become a Stoic or a brute.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the poor Although Moses, by the statutes relative to the division of the land, and inheritance, and the inalienable nature of it, had studied to prevent any Israelite from being born poor, yet he exhorts them to the exercise of the tenderest compassion and most benevolent actions, and not to refuse assistance to the decayed Israelite, though the sabbatical year drew nigh.
Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
Matthew 26:11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.
Mark 14:7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always.
John 12:8 For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.
Deuteronomy 15:8 But you shall open your hand wide to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wants.
Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not you away.
Luke 12:33 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not...
Acts 2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Acts 4:32-35 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul...
Acts 11:28-30 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world...
2 Corinthians 8:2-9 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality...
1 John 3:16-18 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers...
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Matthew 26:11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.
Mark 14:7 The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
John 12:8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
Deuteronomy 15:7 If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them.
Proverbs 31:20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
Ezekiel 18:7 He does not oppress anyone, but returns what he took in pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked.