There are more than 2,000 references in the Bible to children, poverty and compassion. That is a big portion of God’s word. Obviously, children, poverty and compassion are very close to God’s heart.

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What the Bible Says About Children

Bible verses about God’s love for children in poverty.

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What the Bible Says About Poverty

Bible verses about God’s love for the poor and oppressed.

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What the Bible Says About Compassion

Bible verses pointing to a compassionate God, Savior and people.

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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.
— Proverbs 31:8-9, NIV
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