You must not oppress a lowly and poor servant, whether one from among your fellow Israelites or from the resident foreigners who are living in your land and villages.
The one who oppresses the poor insults his Creator, but whoever shows favor to the needy honors him.
Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan who live on Mount Samaria! You oppress the poor; you crush the needy. You say to your husbands, "Bring us more to drink!"
"I will come to you in judgment. I will be quick to testify against those who practice divination, those who commit adultery, those who break promises, and those who exploit workers, widows, and orphans, who refuse to help the immigrant and in this way show they do not fear me," says the Lord who rules over all.
"'If your brother becomes impoverished and is indebted to you, you must support him; he must live with you like a foreign resident.
If your fellow Hebrew -- whether male or female -- is sold to you and serves you for six years, then in the seventh year you must let that servant go free.
They go about naked, without clothing, and go hungry while they carry the sheaves.
"If I have disregarded the right of my male servants or my female servants when they disputed with me,
The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich -- both end up only in poverty.
They have treated father and mother with contempt within you; they have oppressed the foreigner among you; they have wronged the orphan and the widow within you.
They trample on the dirt-covered heads of the poor; they push the destitute away. A man and his father go to the same girl; in this way they show disrespect for my moral purity.
Listen to this, you who trample the needy, and do away with the destitute in the land.
Stay in that same house, eating and drinking what they give you, for the worker deserves his pay. Do not move around from house to house.
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