Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
"But if that wicked servant says to himself, "My master has been delayed,'
"After he was appointed king, the prince came back. He ordered the servants to whom he had given the money to be called so he could find out what they had earned by investing.
"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.
"If your brother with you becomes so poor that he sells himself to you, you are not to make him serve like a bond slave.
"When a fellow Hebrew male or female slave is sold to you and serves you for six years, then in the seventh year you are to set them free.
Don't take advantage of a hired person who is poor and needy, whether he's your fellow citizen or a foreigner who lives in your city.
Now our bodies are no different than the bodies of our relatives, and our children are like their children. Nevertheless, we're about to force our sons and daughters into slavery, and some of our daughters are already in bondage. It's beyond our power to do anything about it, because our fields and vineyards belong to others."
They press oil between the olive groves owned by the wicked; they suffer from thirst, even while treading the winepress.
"If I've refused to help my male and female servants when they complain against me,
Don't be surprised when you see the poor oppressed and the violent perverting both justice and verdicts in a province, for one high official watches another, and there are ones higher still over them.
"Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen, merely a day for a person to humble himself? Is it merely for bowing down one's head like a bulrush, for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is this what you call a fast, an acceptable day to the LORD?
Each person was to set free his male and female slaves who were Hebrews, so that no Jewish person would enslave his brother.
"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.
Now Jesus was saying to the disciples, "A rich man had a servant manager who was accused of wasting his assets.
because you know that everyone will receive a reward from the Lord for whatever good he has done, whether he is a slave or free.
For the one who has shown no mercy will be judged without mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Look! The wages that you kept back from the workers who harvested your fields are shouting out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies.
They will wage war against the lamb, but the lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those who are called, chosen, and faithful are with him."
On his robe that covers his thigh he has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
"Why have we fasted,' they ask, "but you do not see? "Why have we humbled ourselves,' they ask, "but you take no notice?'" "Look! On your fast day you serve your own interest and oppress all your workers.
"But you are not to be called "Rabbi,' because you have only one teacher, and all of you are brothers.