Parallel Verses

King James 2000

You shall not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of your brethren, or of your strangers that are in your land within your gates:

New American Standard Bible

You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.

King James Version

Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

Holman Bible

“Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brothers, or of thy sojourners that are in thy land within thy gates.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy sojourners that are in thy land within thy gates:

Amplified

“You shall not take advantage of a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether [he is] one of your countrymen or one of the strangers (resident aliens, foreigners) who is in your land inside your cities.

Bible in Basic English

Do not be hard on a servant who is poor and in need, if he is one of your countrymen or a man from another nation living with you in your land.

Darby Translation

Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy of thy brethren, or of thy sojourners who are in thy land within thy gates:

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not oppress the poor and needy hireling from thy brethren, or from thy stranger which is in thy land in thy gates.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"You shall not exploit a hired worker, [who is] needy and poor, from among your fellow men or from [among] your aliens who are in your land [and] in your {towns}.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, of your brothers, or of your strangers that are in your land within your gates.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou shalt not defraud a hired servant that is needy and poor, whether he be of thy brethren or a stranger that is in thy land within thy cities.

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers, or of your foreigners who are in your land within your gates:

The Emphasized Bible

Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, - of thy brethren or of thy sojourners that are in thy land, within thy gates;

Webster

Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he is of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

World English Bible

You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers, or of your foreigners who are in your land within your gates:

Youngs Literal Translation

'Thou dost not oppress a hireling, poor and needy, of thy brethren or of thy sojourner who is in thy land within thy gates;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂכיר 
Sakiyr 
Usage: 17

that is poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

and needy
H34
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

whether he be of thy brethren
אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

or of thy strangers
גּיר גּר 
Ger 
Usage: 92

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Consideration For People In Need

13 In any case you shall deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own clothing, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness unto you before the LORD your God. 14 You shall not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of your brethren, or of your strangers that are in your land within your gates: 15 Each day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it: lest he cry against you unto the LORD, and it be sin unto you.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:31

He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the sojourner from his right, and fear not me, says the LORD of hosts.

Leviticus 25:35-43

And if your brother becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you; then you shall help him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with you.

Deuteronomy 15:12-18

And if your brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto you, and serve you six years; then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you.

Job 24:10-11

They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaves from the hungry;

Job 31:13-15

If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

Proverbs 22:16

He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to poverty.

Ezekiel 22:7

In you have they made light of father and mother: in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.

Amos 2:7

That trample on the dust of the earth which is on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maiden, to defile my holy name:

Amos 8:4

Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Luke 10:7

And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

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