Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt: Thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
His pleasant plant
For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee; and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him, In those that hope in his lovingkindness.
For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people: He will beautify the meek with salvation.
Song of Songs 7:6
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!
Jehovah thy God is in the midst of thee, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love; he will joy over thee with singing.
and he digged it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also hewed out a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Thus hath Jehovah of hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother;
Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit.
1 Corinthians 6:8
Nay, but ye yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
1 John 3:7
My little children, let no man lead you astray: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous:
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and fresh stripes: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with oil.
therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and Jehovah will lay bare their secret parts.
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
And it came to pass in the course of those many days, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
And Jehovah said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people that are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
And a sojourner shalt thou not wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him: for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
Beware that there be not a base thought in thy heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou give him nought; and he cry unto Jehovah against thee, and it be sin unto thee.
Then there arose a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews.
If my land crieth out against me, And the furrows thereof weep together;
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come unto him, And he heard the cry of the afflicted.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry, but shall not be heard.
And shall not God avenge his elect, that cry to him day and night, and yet he is longsuffering over them?
Behold, the hire of the laborers who mowed your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth out: and the cries of them that reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
And if thou sell aught unto thy neighbor, or buy of thy neighbor's hand, ye shall not wrong one another.