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Theasaurus: Foreigners

97 Bible Verses about Foreigners

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Deuteronomy 28:43

The transient (stranger) among you shall mount up higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower.

Leviticus 19:33

And if a stranger dwells temporarily with you in your land, you shall not suppress and mistreat him.

1 Chronicles 29:15

For we are strangers before You, and sojourners, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope or expectation of remaining.

Leviticus 24:22

You shall have the same law for the sojourner among you as for one of your own nationality, for I am the Lord your God.

Isaiah 60:10

Foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you; for in My wrath I smote you, but in My favor, pleasure, and goodwill I have had mercy, love, and pity for you.

Psalm 18:44

As soon as they heard of me, they obeyed me; foreigners submitted themselves cringingly and yielded feigned obedience to me.

Isaiah 56:6

Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord to minister to Him and to love the name of the Lord and to be His servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath so as not to profane it and who holds fast My covenant [by conscientious obedience] -- "

Exodus 12:49

There shall be one law for the native-born and for the stranger or foreigner who sojourns among you.

1 Kings 8:41

Moreover, concerning a stranger who is not of Your people Israel but comes from a far country for the sake of Your name [and Your active Presence] -- "

Ezekiel 47:23

In whatever tribe the foreigner resides, there shall you give him his inheritance, says the Lord God.

Proverbs 5:10

Lest strangers [and false teachings] take their fill of your strength and wealth and your labors go to the house of an alien [from God] -- "

Lamentations 5:2

Our inheritance has fallen over to strangers, our houses to foreigners.

Deuteronomy 17:15

You shall surely set as king over you him whom the Lord your God will choose. One from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner, who is not your brother, over you.

Psalm 146:9

The Lord protects and preserves the strangers and temporary residents, He upholds the fatherless and the widow and sets them upright, but the way of the wicked He makes crooked (turns upside down and brings to ruin).

Isaiah 61:5

Aliens shall stand [ready] and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

Isaiah 14:1

For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob [the captive Jews in Babylon] and will again choose Israel and set them in their own land; and foreigners [who are proselytes] will join them and will cleave to the house of Jacob (Israel).

Ezekiel 47:22

You shall divide it by allotment as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners who reside among you and shall have children born among you. They shall be to you as those born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall inherit with you among the tribes of Israel.

2 Samuel 22:46

Foreigners faded away; they came limping and trembling from their strongholds.

Jeremiah 5:19

And when your people say, Why has the Lord our God done all these things to us? then you shall answer them, As you have forsaken Me, says the Lord, and have served strange gods in your land, so shall you serve strangers (gods) in a land that is not yours.

Ezekiel 44:9

Therefore thus says the Lord God: No foreigner uncircumcised in heart and flesh shall enter into My sanctuary [where no one but the priests might enter], of any foreigners who are among the children of Israel.

Genesis 15:13

And [God] said to Abram, Know positively that your descendants will be strangers dwelling as temporary residents in a land that is not theirs [Egypt], and they will be slaves there and will be afflicted and oppressed for 400 years.

Hebrews 11:13

These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God's] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth.

Ezekiel 7:21

And I will give it for plunder into the hands of strangers and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil, and they shall profane it.

Matthew 27:7

So after consultation they bought with them [the pieces of silver] the potter's field [as a place] in which to bury strangers.

Isaiah 62:8

The Lord has sworn by His right hand and by His mighty arm: Surely I will not again give your grain as food for your enemies, and [the invading sons of] aliens shall not drink your new wine for which you have toiled;

Leviticus 23:22

And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. I am the Lord your God.

2 Chronicles 6:32

Also concerning the stranger who is not of Your people Israel but has come from a far country for Your great name's sake and Your mighty power and Your outstretched arm -- "if he comes and prays toward this house,

Ezekiel 28:7

Behold therefore, I am bringing strangers upon you, the most terrible of the nations, and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom [O Tyre], and they shall defile your splendor.

Ezekiel 14:7

For anyone of the house of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who separates himself from Me, taking his idols into his heart and putting the stumbling block of his iniquity and guilt before his face, and [yet] comes to the prophet to inquire for himself of Me, I the Lord will answer him Myself!

Exodus 12:48

When a stranger sojourning with you wishes to keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.

Psalm 18:45

Foreigners lost heart and came trembling out of their caves or strongholds.

Deuteronomy 14:21

You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself. You may give it to the stranger or the foreigner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to an alien. [They are not under God's law in this matter] but you are a people holy to the Lord your God. You shall not [even] boil a kid in its mother's milk.

Psalm 105:12

When they were but a few men in number, in fact, very few, and were temporary residents and strangers in it,

Isaiah 1:7

[Because of your detestable disobedience] your country lies desolate, your cities are burned with fire; your land -- "strangers devour it in your very presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by aliens.

2 Samuel 22:45

Foreigners yielded feigned obedience to me; as soon as they heard of me, they became obedient to me.

Leviticus 18:26

So you shall keep My statutes and My ordinances and shall not commit any of these abominations, neither the native-born nor any stranger who sojourns among you,

Joshua 8:35

There was not a word of all that Moses commanded which Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and little ones, and the foreigners who were living among them.

1 Chronicles 22:2

David commanded to gather together the strangers who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to hew out stones to build the house of God.

Acts 17:21

For the Athenians, all of them, and the foreign residents and visitors among them spent all their leisure time in nothing except telling or hearing something newer than the last -- "

Leviticus 17:8

And you shall say to them, Whoever of the house of Israel or of the strangers who dwell temporarily among you offers a burnt offering or sacrifice

Nehemiah 9:2

And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

Deuteronomy 15:3

Of a foreigner you may exact it, but whatever of yours is with your brother [Israelite] your hand shall release.

Jeremiah 51:2

And I will send to Babylon strangers or winnowers who will winnow her and will empty her land; for in the day of calamity they will be against her on every side.

Numbers 15:16

One law and one ordinance shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.

Leviticus 25:45

Moreover, of the children of the strangers who sojourn among you, of them you may buy and of their families that are with you which they have begotten in your land, and they shall be your possession.

Jeremiah 30:8

For it will come to pass in that day, says the Lord of hosts, that I will break [the oppressor's] yoke from your neck, and I will burst your bonds; and strangers will no more make slaves of [the people of Israel].

1 Peter 1:17

And if you call upon Him as [your] Father Who judges each one impartially according to what he does, [then] you should conduct yourselves with true reverence throughout the time of your temporary residence [on the earth, whether long or short].

Deuteronomy 26:12

When you have finished paying all the tithe of your produce the third year, which is the year of tithing, and have given it to the Levite, the stranger and the sojourner, the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within your towns and be filled,

1 Corinthians 14:21

It is written in the Law, By men of strange languages and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and not even then will they listen to Me, says the Lord.

Deuteronomy 23:20

You may lend on interest to a foreigner, but to your brother you shall not lend on interest, that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land to which you go to possess it.

Deuteronomy 31:12

Assemble the people -- "men, women, and children, and the stranger and the sojourner within your towns -- "that they may hear and learn [reverently] to fear the Lord your God and be watchful to do all the words of this law,

Isaiah 28:11

No, but [the Lord will teach the rebels in a more humiliating way] by men with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people [says Isaiah, and teach them His lessons].

Psalm 144:11

Rescue me and deliver me out of the power of [hostile] alien [tribes] whose mouths speak deceit and whose right hands are right hands [raised in taking] fraudulent oaths.

Psalm 94:6

They slay the widow and the transient stranger and murder the unprotected orphan.

Deuteronomy 29:22

So that the next generation, your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who shall come from a distant land, shall say, when they see the plagues of this land and the diseases with which the Lord has made it sick -- "

Isaiah 25:5

As the heat in a dry land [is reduced by the shadow of a cloud, so] You will bring down the noise of aliens [exultant over their enemies]; and as the heat is brought low by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless ones is brought low.

Hosea 7:9

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knows it not; yes, gray hairs are sprinkled here and there upon him, and he does not know it.

Jeremiah 7:6

If you do not oppress the transient and the alien, the fatherless, and the widow or shed innocent blood [by oppression and by judicial murders] in [Jerusalem] or go after other gods to your own hurt,

Ezekiel 31:12

And strangers, the most terrible of the nations, will cut it off and leave it; upon the mountains and in all the valleys its branches will fall and its boughs will lie broken by all the watercourses of the land, and all the peoples of the earth will go down out of its shade and leave it.

Joel 3:17

So shall you know, understand, and realize that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain. Then shall Jerusalem be holy, and strangers and foreigners [not born into the family of God] shall no more pass through it.

Zephaniah 1:8

And on the day of the Lord's sacrifice, I will punish the officials and the king's sons and all who are clothed in [lavish] foreign apparel [instead of the Jewish dress, with its reminders to obey God's commandments].

1 Chronicles 16:19

When they were but few, even a very few, and only temporary residents and strangers in it,

Hebrews 11:9

[Prompted] by faith he dwelt as a temporary resident in the land which was designated in the promise [of God, though he was like a stranger] in a strange country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs with him of the same promise.

Ezekiel 44:8

And you have not kept charge of My holy things, but you have chosen foreign keepers to please yourselves and have set them in charge of My sanctuary.

Isaiah 25:2

For You have made a city a heap, a fortified city a ruin, a palace of aliens without a city [is no more a city]; it will never be rebuilt.

Ezekiel 28:10

You shall die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers, for I have spoken it, says the Lord God.

Deuteronomy 24:19

When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

Psalm 144:7

Stretch forth Your hand from above; rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, from the hands of hostile aliens (tribes around us)

Topics on Foreigners

Attitudes Towards Foreigners

52;4;12

So that you may bear yourselves becomingly and be correct and honorable and command the respect of the outside world, being dependent on nobody [self-supporting] and having need of nothing.

Avoiding Foreigners

7;19;12

His master said to him, We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners where there are no Israelites. We will go on to Gibeah.

Exiled Foreigners

24;46;19

O you daughter who dwells in Egypt and you who dwell with her, furnish yourselves [with all you will need] to go into exile, for Memphis will be waste, desolate, and burned up, without inhabitant.

Foreigners In The Holy Places

25;5;2

Our inheritance has fallen over to strangers, our houses to foreigners.

Foreigners Included Among The People

23;14;1

For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob [the captive Jews in Babylon] and will again choose Israel and set them in their own land; and foreigners [who are proselytes] will join them and will cleave to the house of Jacob (Israel).

Foreigners Included In The Law

3;19;34

But the stranger who dwells with you shall be to you as one born among you; and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

Foreigners Permitted At The Feasts

2;12;48

When a stranger sojourning with you wishes to keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.

Foreigners Saved By Faith

45;1;5

It is through Him that we have received grace (God's unmerited favor) and [our] apostleship to promote obedience to the faith and make disciples for His name's sake among all the nations,

Foreigners Subdued

14;22;2

Forty-two years old was Ahaziah when he began his one-year reign in Jerusalem. His mother was Athaliah, a granddaughter of Omri.

Laws Restricting Foreigners

2;12;43

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: No foreigner shall eat of it;

Loving Foreigners

8;2;10

Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, Why have I found favor in your eyes that you should notice me, when I am a foreigner?

Numbers Of Foreigners Killed

7;14;19

And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon and slew thirty men of them and took their apparel [as spoil], and gave the changes of garments to those who explained the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house.

Oppressing Foreigners

2;22;21

You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Preaching Gospel To Foreigners

23;42;6

I the Lord have called You [the Messiah] for a righteous purpose and in righteousness; I will take You by the hand and will keep You; I will give You for a covenant to the people [Israel], for a light to the nations [Gentiles],

Reckoned As Foreigners

1;23;4

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

Relations With Foreigners

9;22;3

And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, Let my father [of Moabite descent] and my mother, I pray you, come out [of Judah] and be with you till I know what God will do for me.

Suffering From Foreigners

26;11;9

And I will bring you forth out of the midst of it and deliver you into the hands of foreigners and execute judgments among you.

What Foreigners Are Like

3;19;34

But the stranger who dwells with you shall be to you as one born among you; and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

What Foreigners Do

40;5;47

And if you greet only your brethren, what more than others are you doing? Do not even the Gentiles (the heathen) do that?