THE SYNONYMOUS WORDS
FOR "POOR", ETC.

This Is Appendix 127 From The Companion Bible.

 1.  ptochos = destitute, and in want: always rendered "poor": except Luke 16:20, 22 (beggar); Galatians 4:9 (beggarly); James 2:2 (poor man).
 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.

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