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The God of Israel spoke;
the Rock of Israel said to me,
“The one who rules the people with justice,
who rules in the fear of God, is like the morning light when the sun rises
on a cloudless morning,
the glisten of rain on sprouting grass.”
So now, kings, be wise;
receive instruction, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with reverential awe
and rejoice with trembling. Pay homage to the Son or He will be angry
and you will perish in your rebellion,
for His anger may ignite at any moment.
All those who take refuge in Him are happy.
By justice a king brings stability to a land,
but a man who demands “contributions”
and you will be established
on a foundation of righteousness.
You will be far from oppression,
you will certainly not be afraid;
you will be far from terror,
it will certainly not come near you.
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,
Submit to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to praise those who do what is good.
The person who acts arrogantly, refusing to listen either to the priest who stands there serving the Lord your God or to the judge, must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.
My son, fear the Lord, as well as the king,
and don’t associate with rebels,
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the Emperor.
“Caesar’s,” they said to Him.Then He said to them, “Therefore give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
Then Jesus told them, “Give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at Him.
“Well then,” He told them, “give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.”
“But, so we won’t offend them, go to the sea, cast in a fishhook, and take the first fish that you catch. When you open its mouth you’ll find a coin. Take it and give it to them for Me and you.”
And for this reason you pay taxes, since the authorities are God’s public servants, continually attending to these tasks. Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.
Do not deny justice or show partiality to anyone. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. Pursue justice and justice alone, so that you will live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Mankind, He has told you what is good
and what it is the Lord requires of you:
to act justly,
to love faithfulness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
“You must not act unjustly when deciding a case. Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly.
‘The one who denies justice to a foreigner, a fatherless child, or a widow is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
Doing what is righteous and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Learn to do what is good.
Correct the oppressor.
Defend the rights of the fatherless.
Plead the widow’s cause.
“If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has. Be careful that there isn’t this wicked thought in your heart, ‘The seventh year, the year of canceling debts, is near,’ and you are stingy toward your poor brother and give him nothing. He will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty.
“If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you.
If he is a poor man, you must not sleep in the garment he has given as security.
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord,
and He will give a reward to the lender.
“If you want to be perfect,” Jesus said to him, “go, sell your belongings and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.”
Then, looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, “You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.”
When Jesus heard this, He told him, “You still lack one thing: Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.”
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Make money-bags for yourselves that won’t grow old, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.
They asked only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do.
If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes and say, “Sit here in a good place,” and yet you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or, “Sit here on the floor by my footstool,” haven’t you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
“When you have finished paying all the tenth of your produce in the third year, the year of the tenth, you are to give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.
But during the seventh year you are to let it rest and leave it uncultivated, so that the poor among your people may eat from it and the wild animals may consume what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap to the very edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You must not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God.
When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap all the way to the edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God.”
and if you offer yourself to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted one,
then your light will shine in the darkness,
and your night will be like noonday.
Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said,“I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way.”
“I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a long distance.”
He replied to them, “The one who has two shirts must share with someone who has none, and the one who has food must do the same.”
ButIf your enemy is hungry, feed him.
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
For in so doing
you will be heaping fiery coals on his head.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy;
save them from the power of the wicked.”
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.
“You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.
You must not oppress a foreign resident; you yourselves know how it feels to be a foreigner because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
Do not deny justice to a foreigner or fatherless child, and do not take a widow’s garment as security.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Happy is one who cares for the poor;
the Lord will save him in a day of adversity.
- Social (5 instances)
- Aliens, Believers Duty
- Alms, Good Deeds
- Attitudes Towards Kings
- Authority, of human institutions
- Belonging To Heaven
- Citizens, Christian Duties
- Civic Duties
- Civic Righteousness
- Civil Government
- Civil authorities
- Feeding The Poor
- Generosity, Used Towards
- Giving Back
- Giving Money To The Church
- Giving To The Poor
- Giving, Of Possessions
- Helping The Poor
- Honoring Authority
- Honouring Rulers
- Human Authority, Christian Response
- Leaders, Political
- Money, Stewardship Of
- Obedience, To Human Authorities
- Oppression, Nature Of
- Poverty, Attitudes Towards
- Poverty, Remedies For
- Respecting Authority
- Rich, The
- Self Sacrifice
- Social Justice
- Social duties
- Treasure In Heaven
- Discipleship, nature of
- Ethics, basis of
- Ethics, incentives towards
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