5230 beggars

5230 beggars

People in great need who appeal for help, both from others and from God.

Appeals for material help

2Ki 6:26 During a time of famine; Lk 16:3 See also 2Ki 8:3-5; Job 19:16; Job 24:4-5; Job 29:11-12; Ps 37:25 never having to beg seen as God’s blessing; Ps 109:10 begging seen as God’s judgment; La 4:4

Appeals for mercy from others

Est 8:3 See also 1Sa 15:25; 2Sa 14:4; 2Ki 1:13; Est 4:8; Est 7:7; Job 30:28; Mt 18:26-32

Examples of beggars

Mk 10:46 pp Lk 18:35 blind Bartimaeus; Lk 16:20-21 Lazarus; Jn 9:8 the man born blind; Ac 3:2-3 the crippled man at the temple gate

Care for the destitute commended

Isa 58:6-7; Mt 26:11 pp Mk 14:7 pp Jn 12:8 Jesus Christ implies that we should care for them. See also Dt 15:11; Pr 19:17 kindness to the poor rewarded; Pr 21:13; Pr 22:9; Pr 28:27; Pr 31:9,20 the behaviour of the wife of noble character; Zec 7:10; Mt 5:42 pp Lk 6:30; Mt 19:21 pp Mk 10:21 pp Lk 18:22 Jesus Christ and the rich young man; Lk 12:33; Lk 14:13

Pleas for God’s help

From the Israelites Ex 2:23 In the OT there are many examples of the Israelites begging God for his help in times of dire need. See also Jos 24:7; Jdg 4:3; Jdg 6:6; 2Ch 14:11; Am 7:5

From individuals Ps 18:6 See also 2Sa 24:10 pp 1Ch 21:8; Ps 28:2; Jnh 2:2; Hab 1:2; Lk 16:27

People begged Jesus Christ for help

Mt 14:35-36 pp Mk 6:56 See also Mt 8:31 pp Mk 5:12 pp Lk 8:32; Mt 15:22 pp Mk 7:26; Mk 7:32; Mk 10:47; Lk 5:12 pp Mk 1:40; Lk 8:28; Lk 9:38-40; Jn 4:47

See also

4822famine
5289debt
5446poverty
5806compassion
8260generosity
8306mercifulness
8434giving
8614prayer, answers

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