Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another:
- Leviticus 25:17
- Leviticus 19:13
- Deuteronomy 16:19
- Judges 4:3
- 1 Samuel 12:3
- 2 Chronicles 16:10
- Nehemiah 9:36
- Job 20:19
- Psalm 10:18
- Proverbs 14:31
- Proverbs 21:13
- Proverbs 22:16
- Proverbs 28:3
- Ecclesiastes 5:8
- Isaiah 1:17
- Isaiah 3:12
- Isaiah 5:7
- Isaiah 33:15
- Isaiah 58:6
- Jeremiah 22:17
No one is to oppress his fellow citizen, but you must fear your God, because I am the Lord your God.
You must not oppress your neighbor or commit robbery against him. You must not withhold the wages of the hired laborer overnight until morning.
You must not pervert justice or show favor. Do not take a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and distort the words of the righteous.
The Israelites cried out for help to the Lord, because Sisera had nine hundred chariots with iron-rimmed wheels, and he cruelly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years.
1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am. Bring a charge against me before the Lord and before his chosen king. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I taken a bribe so that I would overlook something? Tell me, and I will return it to you!"
2 Chronicles 16:10
Asa was so angry at the prophet, he put him in jail. Asa also oppressed some of the people at that time.
"So today we are slaves! In the very land you gave to our ancestors to eat its fruit and to enjoy its good things -- we are slaves!
For he has oppressed the poor and abandoned them; he has seized a house which he did not build.
You defend the fatherless and oppressed, so that mere mortals may no longer terrorize them.
The one who oppresses the poor insults his Creator, but whoever shows favor to the needy honors him.
The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and will not be answered.
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.
A poor person who oppresses the weak is like a driving rain without food.
If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, and there are higher ones over them!
Learn to do what is right! Promote justice! Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! Take up the cause of the orphan! Defend the rights of the widow!
Oppressors treat my people cruelly; creditors rule over them. My people's leaders mislead them; they give you confusing directions.
Indeed Israel is the vineyard of the Lord who commands armies, the people of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight. He waited for justice, but look what he got -- disobedience! He waited for fairness, but look what he got -- cries for help!
The one who lives uprightly and speaks honestly; the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures and rejects a bribe; the one who does not plot violent crimes and does not seek to harm others --
No, this is the kind of fast I want. I want you to remove the sinful chains, to tear away the ropes of the burdensome yoke, to set free the oppressed, and to break every burdensome yoke.
But you are always thinking and looking for ways to increase your wealth by dishonest means. Your eyes and your heart are set on killing some innocent person and committing fraud and oppression.
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.
Therefore, because you make the poor pay taxes on their crops and exact a grain tax from them, you will not live in the houses you built with chiseled stone, nor will you drink the wine from the fine vineyards you planted.
Listen to this, you who trample the needy, and do away with the destitute in the land.
They confiscate the fields they desire, and seize the houses they want. They defraud people of their homes, and deprive people of the land they have inherited.
"I will not overlook, O sinful house, the dishonest gain you have hoarded away, or the smaller-than-standard measure I hate so much.
They are determined to be experts at doing evil; government officials and judges take bribes, prominent men make demands, and they all do what is necessary to satisfy them.
Then some soldiers also asked him, "And as for us -- what should we do?" He told them, "Take money from no one by violence or by false accusation, and be content with your pay."
1 Corinthians 6:8
But you yourselves wrong and cheat, and you do this to your brothers and sisters!
Come now, you rich! Weep and cry aloud over the miseries that are coming on you.