Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He who oppresses a poor man to his increase, [and] he who gives to a rich man, [comes] only to want.
He who oppresses a poor man reproaches his maker, but he who has mercy on a needy man honors him.
A poor man uses entreaties, but a rich man answers roughly.
Thus says LORD: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment of it, because they have sold a righteous man for silver, and a needy man for a pair of shoes--
Hear this word, ye cows of Bashan, who are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their lords, Bring, and let us drink.
Inasmuch therefore as ye trample upon the poor, and take exactions of wheat from him. Ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them. Ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink the wine thereof.
Hear this, O ye who would swallow up a needy man, and cause the poor of the land to fail,
But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich exploit you, and they themselves drag you into courts?
Go now, ye rich, weep, howling for your miseries that are approaching.
2 Kings 4:1
Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead, and thou know that thy servant feared LORD, and the creditor has come to take my two children to him to be bo
There were also who said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute [upon] our fields and our vineyards.
And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest, as with the servant, so with his master, as with the maid, so with her mistress, as with the buyer, so with the seller, as with the creditor, so with the debtor, as with the
But of him not having to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all things, as many as he had, and payment to be made.