|He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
|For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
|Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
|For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
|When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
|My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
|For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
|And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
|Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
|Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
|But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
|Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
|If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
|But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.