'Laborer' in the Bible
He saw that his resting place was good and that the land was pleasant, so he leaned his shoulder to bear a load and became a forced laborer.
"You are not to oppress your neighbor or rob him. "The wages of a hired laborer are not to remain in your possession until morning.
"No resident alien is to eat anything sacred. Neither the visitor of the priest nor a hired laborer is to eat anything sacred.
In Judah, it was said: The strength of the laborer fails, since there is so much rubble. We will never be able to rebuild the wall.
At that time I also said to the people, "Let each man with his servant spend the night within Jerusalem so that they may be a guard for us by night and a laborer by day."
"Men have harsh servitude on earth, do they not? His days are like those of a hired laborer, are they not?
I'm like a servant who longs for the shade, like a hired laborer who is looking for his wages.
Look away from him, and let him desist until he enjoys his days like a laborer.
The appetite of the laborer motivates him; indeed, his hunger drives him on.
The sleep of the laborer is pleasant -- whether he eats little or much -- but the wealth of the rich will not allow him to sleep.
How lonely sits the city That was full of people! She has become like a widow Who was once great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces Has become a forced laborer!
You have sowed much but have reaped little. You have eaten but don't have enough to become satisfied. You have drunk but don't have enough to become intoxicated. You have clothed yourself but don't have enough to keep warm. And the hired laborer deposits his salary in a bag full of holes!'"
"I'll come near to you for judgment. I'll be a witness, quick to speak against sorcerers, against adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who defraud the laborer of his wage, against those who defraud the widow and the orphan, against those who deprive the alien of justice, and against those who don't fear me," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
no wallet for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food.
"Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.
Now to a laborer, his wages are not counted as a favor or a gift, but as an obligation (something owed to him).
For the Scripture says: You must not muzzle an ox that is threshing grain, and, The laborer is worthy of his wages.