30 Bible Verses About Being Taken Advantage of

Proverbs 14:21 – God’s Command to Show Kindness to the Poor

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”

Proverbs 22:22-23 – Do Not Rob the Poor

“Do not rob the poor because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate, for the Lord will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.”

Isaiah 10:1-2 – Woe to Those Who Enact Unjust Laws

“Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!”

Isaiah 58:6-7 – True Fasting and Justice

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?”

Matthew 5:42 – Give to Those Who Ask

“Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”

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Matthew 7:12 – The Golden Rule

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 25:35-36 – Serving Others as Serving Christ

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”

Mark 12:41-44 – The Widow’s Offering

“And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

John 13:14-15 – Jesus’ Example of Serving Others

“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.”

Acts 20:35 – It is More Blessed to Give

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

Romans 12:20 – Overcoming Evil with Good

“To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Galatians 6:2 – Bearing One Another’s Burdens

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

Philippians 2:4 – Considering Others’ Interests

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

1 John 3:16-18 – Loving in Deed and Truth

“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”

James 1:27 – Pure Religion Defined

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

James 2:14-17 – Faith Without Works is Dead

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

Deuteronomy 15:10 – Openhandedness Toward the Poor

“You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.”

Proverbs 19:17 – Lending to the Lord

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.”

Proverbs 29:7 – Righteous Care for the Poor

“The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.”

Leviticus 19:10 – Leaving the Gleanings

“And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.”

Leviticus 25:35 – Assisting the Needy

“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.”

Psalm 72:12-13 – God Defends the Afflicted

“For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy and saves the lives of the needy.”

Psalm 82:3-4 – Defending the Weak and Fatherless

“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

Psalm 146:7-9 – The Lord Sustains the Needy

“The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.”

Proverbs 22:9 – Blessed is the Generous

“Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.”

Proverbs 29:14 – A Righteous King for the Poor

“If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever.”

Psalm 41:1 – Blessed is the One Who Considers the Poor

“Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him.”

Proverbs 14:31 – Oppressing the Poor

“Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.”

Psalm 140:12 – God’s Justice for the Poor

“I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.”

Proverbs 28:27 – Giving to the Poor

“Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.”

Proverbs 19:22 – Goodness to the Poor

“What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19 – Generosity and True Wealth

“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.”

Proverbs 28:8 – Proclaiming Justice for the Poor

“Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.”

Isaiah 1:17 – Learn to Do Good

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”

Zechariah 7:9-10 – Show Mercy and Compassion

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.'”

Jeremiah 22:3 – Defend the Cause of the Poor and Needy

“Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.”

Job 29:12-13 – The Voice of the Poor

“Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him. The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon me, and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.”

2 Corinthians 9:7 – Cheerful Giving

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Proverbs 31:8-9 – Speak Up for the Rights of the Needy

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Luke 3:11 – Sharing with the Needy

“And he answered them, ‘Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.'”

Proverbs 10:15 – Wealth of the Rich and Poor

“A rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.”

Proverbs 28:3 – Oppressing the Poor

“A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food.”

Ezekiel 18:7 – Do Not Exploit the Poor

“Does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, commits no robbery, gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment.”

Luke 19:8 – Restitution for the Poor

“And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, ‘Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.'”

Amos 5:11-12 – Justice for the Poor Trampled

“Therefore because you trample on the poor and you exact taxes of grain from him, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine. For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins—you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.”

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