Verses with the word poverty in the Old Testament (12 verses):
And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.