For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,
As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.