FOR "POOR", ETC. This Is Appendix 127 From The Companion Bible.
1. ptochos =
and in want:
always rendered "poor":
2. penes = poor, as opposed to rich. Occurs only in 2Corinthians 9:9.
3. praus = meek, as distinguished from passionate. Occurs only in Matthew 5:5; 21:5; 1Peter 3:4.
|These words are used in the Septuagint Version interchangeably for the same Hebrew word; but the contexts show that they are all used for the same class, namely, the fellahin, or poor of an oppressed country, living quiet lives under tyrannical and oppressive rulers; and suffering deprivation from tax-gatherers and lawless neighbours.|