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 hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the Gentiles and planted it.
Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard; they have trodden my heritage under foot; they have made my precious heritage a desolate wilderness.
His pleasant plant
For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee; and as the bridegroom rejoices with the bride, so shall thy God rejoice with thee.
The LORD takes pleasure in those that fear him, in those that wait upon his mercy.
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he will beautify the humble with saving health.
Song of Songs 7:6
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save; he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love; he will joy over thee with singing.
and he had fenced 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 made a winepress therein; and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
Is not rather the fast that I have chosen, to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the ties of oppression, to release into freedom those who are broken, and that ye break every yoke?
Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
He has declared unto thee, O man, what is good and what the LORD requires of thee: only to do right judgment, and to love mercy, and to humble thyself to walk with thy God.
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion each one to his brother;
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin and have omitted that which is more important of the law: judgment, mercy, and faith; these were expedient for ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he shall take away; and every one that bears fruit, he shall purge that they may bring forth more fruit.
1 Corinthians 6:8
But ye do wrong and defraud and do this to your brothers.
1 John 3:7
Little children, let no one deceive you; he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he also is righteous.
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in him; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
Therefore the Lord will make bare the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will uncover that which they are ashamed of.
And he said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood cries unto me from the ground.
And it came to pass in process of time that the king of Egypt died, and the sons of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God from their bondage.
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
Thou shalt neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Keep thyself that there not be a thought of Belial in thy heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother to give him nothing; for he shall cry unto the LORD against thee, and it shall be a sin unto thee.
Then there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren, the Jews.
If my land cries against me and all its furrows likewise complain;
so that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.
Whosoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself but shall not be heard.
And shall not God avenge his own elect who cry day and night unto him though he bears long regarding them?
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped your fields (which you have kept back by fraud) cries out; and the cries of those who have reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of the hosts.
And if thou sell anything unto thy neighbour or buy anything of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another.