Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries: and the cries of them who have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of hosts.
Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away a house which he built not;
The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, says the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that sneers at him.
He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to poverty.
If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for the high official is watched by a higher one; and there are yet higher ones over them.
The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and its princes: For you have eaten up the vineyard; the plunder of the poor is in your houses.
Thus says the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;
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.
Since therefore you tread upon the poor, and you take from him burdens of wheat: you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink wine of them.
Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
Shall I count those pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
You did thrust through with his own arrows the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was like devouring the poor secretly.
And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
You shall not pervert the justice of your poor in his dispute.
You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.
And moreover I saw under the sun the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.