Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

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Bible References


Proverbs 22:28
Don’t move an ancient boundary marker
that your fathers set up.
Deuteronomy 19:14
“You must not move your neighbor’s boundary marker, established at the start in the inheritance you will receive in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
Deuteronomy 27:17
‘The one who moves his neighbor’s boundary marker is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
Job 24:2
The wicked displace boundary markers.
They steal a flock and provide pasture for it.


Job 6:27
No doubt you would cast lots for a fatherless child
and negotiate a price to sell your friend.
Job 22:9
You sent widows away empty-handed,
and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.
Job 24:3
They drive away the donkeys owned by the fatherless
and take the widow’s ox as collateral.
Job 31:21
if I ever cast my vote against a fatherless child
when I saw that I had support in the city gate,
Psalm 94:6
They kill the widow and the foreigner
and murder the fatherless.
Jeremiah 7:5
Instead, if you really change your ways and your actions, if you act justly toward one another,
Jeremiah 22:3
This is what the Lord says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Don’t exploit or brutalize the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Don’t shed innocent blood in this place.
Zechariah 7:10
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor, and do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.
Malachi 3:5
“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts.
James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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Deuteronomy 27:17
‘The one who moves his neighbor’s boundary marker is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
Psalm 136:24
and rescued us from our foes.
        His love is eternal.

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