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Theasaurus: Oppression

44 Bible Verses about oppression

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Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.

Isaiah 54:14

In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near thee.

Ecclesiastes 7:7

Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad, and a gift destroyeth the heart.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

And I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors was power, and they had no comforter.

Exodus 1:12

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and spread; and they were distressed because of the children of Israel.

Isaiah 10:1

Woe unto them that decree iniquitous decrees, and to the writers that prescribe oppression,

Job 35:9

By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry; they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty:

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel: Because ye reject this word, and confide in oppression and wilfulness, and depend thereon,

Deuteronomy 28:33

The fruit of thy ground and all thy labour, shall a people that thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed continually.

Psalm 10:18

To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed one, that the man of the earth may terrify no more.

Psalm 72:14

He will redeem their souls from oppression and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

Isaiah 10:2

to turn away the poor from judgment, and to take away the right from the afflicted of my people; that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!

Isaiah 49:26

And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with new wine. And all flesh shall know that I, Jehovah, am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

Job 36:15

But he delivereth the afflicted in his affliction, and openeth their ear in their oppression.

Psalm 55:3

Because of the voice of the enemy; because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in anger they persecute me.

Psalm 42:9

I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Genesis 15:13

And he said to Abram, Know assuredly that thy seed will be a sojourner in a land that is not theirs, and they shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.

Isaiah 60:14

And the children of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee The city of Jehovah, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 55:11

Perversities are in the midst thereof; and oppression and deceit depart not from its streets.

Jeremiah 30:20

And their sons shall be as aforetime; and their assembly shall be established before me; and I will punish all that oppress them.

Psalm 107:39

And they are diminished and brought low, through oppression, adversity, and sorrow:

Exodus 3:9

And now behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me; and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

Psalm 73:8

They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:

Psalm 72:4

He will do justice to the afflicted of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.

Isaiah 30:20

And the Lord will give you the bread of adversity, and the water of oppression; yet thy teachers shall not be hidden any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers.

Acts 7:6

And God spoke thus: His seed shall be a sojourner in a strange land, and they shall enslave them and evil entreat them four hundred years;

Psalm 43:2

For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou cast me off? why go I about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

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Condemnation » Increased by » Oppression

James 5:1-5

Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you. Your wealth is become rotten, and your garments moth-eaten. Your gold and silver is eaten away, and their canker shall be for a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have heaped up treasure in the last days. read more.
Behold, the wages of your labourers, who have harvested your fields, wrongfully kept back by you, cry, and the cries of those that have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived luxuriously on the earth and indulged yourselves; ye have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter;

Covetousness » Natural fruits of » Oppression

Genesis 31:41

I have been these twenty years in thy house: I have served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock; and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

Oppression » Examples of

Exodus 1:14

and they embittered their life with hard labour in clay and bricks, and in all manner of labour in the field: all their labour with which they made them serve was with harshness.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

And I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors was power, and they had no comforter.

Oppression » Not oppressing others

Deuteronomy 24:14

Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy of thy brethren, or of thy sojourners who are in thy land within thy gates:

More verses: Zechariah 7:9-10

Oppression » God will judge

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, that oppress the poor, that crush the needy, that say to their lords, Bring, and let us drink:

Oppression » National, relieved

Isaiah 52:4

For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and Assyria oppressed them without cause;

Exodus 3:9

And now behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me; and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

Deuteronomy 26:7

and we cried to Jehovah, the God of our fathers, and Jehovah heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression;

Judges 2:14

So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them; and he sold them into the power of their enemies round about, so that they could no longer withstand their enemies.

Oppression » Those that oppress the poor

Job 20:1-19

And Zophar the Naamathite answered and said, Therefore do my thoughts give me an answer, and for this is my haste within me. I hear a reproof putting me to shame; and my spirit answereth me by mine understanding. read more.
Knowest thou not this, that of old, since man was placed upon earth, The exultation of the wicked is short, and the joy of the ungodly man but for a moment? Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds, Like his own dung doth he perish for ever; they which have seen him shall say, Where is he? He flieth away as a dream, and is not found; and is chased away as a vision of the night. The eye which saw him shall see him not again; and his place beholdeth him no more. His children shall seek the favour of the poor, and his hands restore his wealth. His bones were full of his youthful strength; but it shall lie down with him in the dust. Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth and he hide it under his tongue, Though he spare it, and forsake it not, but keep it within his mouth, His food is turned in his bowels; it is the gall of asps within him. He hath swallowed down riches, but he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly. He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall kill him. He shall not see streams, rivers, brooks of honey and butter. That which he laboured for shall he restore, and not swallow down; its restitution shall be according to the value, and he shall not rejoice therein. For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man who oppresseth the helpless is a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Oppression » Prayers against

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I mourned as a dove; mine eyes failed with looking upward: Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Psalm 17:9

From the wicked that destroy me, my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

Psalm 44:24

Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

Psalm 119:121

AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

Oppression » Those that oppress israel

Isaiah 49:14-26

But Zion said, Jehovah hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Even these forget, but I will not forget thee. Lo, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. read more.
Thy sons shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that laid thee waste shall go forth from thee. Lift up thine eyes round about and behold: they all gather themselves together, they come to thee. As I live, saith Jehovah, thou shalt indeed clothe thee with them all as with an ornament, and bind them on as a bride doth. For in thy waste and thy desolate places, and thy destroyed land, thou shalt even now be too straitened by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too narrow for me: make room for me, that I may dwell. And thou shalt say in thy heart, Who hath borne me these, seeing I had lost my children and was desolate, an exile, and driven about? and who hath brought up these? behold, I was left alone; these, where were they? Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my banner to the peoples; and they shall bring thy sons in their bosom, and thy daughters shall be carried upon the shoulder. And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their princesses thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow down to thee with the face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; for they shall not be ashamed who wait on me. Shall the prey be taken from the mighty? and shall he that is rightfully captive be delivered? For thus saith Jehovah: Even the captive of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; and I will strive with him that striveth with thee, and I will save thy children. And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with new wine. And all flesh shall know that I, Jehovah, am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

Jeremiah 30:16-20

Therefore all that devour thee shall be devoured, and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be for a spoil; and all they that prey upon thee will I give to be a prey. For I will apply a bandage unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith Jehovah; for they have called thee an outcast: This is Zion that no man seeketh after. Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will turn the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his habitations; and the city shall be built upon her own heap; and the palace shall be inhabited after the manner thereof. read more.
And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving, and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be diminished; and I will honour them, and they shall not be small. And their sons shall be as aforetime; and their assembly shall be established before me; and I will punish all that oppress them.

Oppression » Those that have not oppressed others

Isaiah 33:15-16

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking hold of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil: he shall dwell on high, the fortresses of the rocks shall be his high retreat; bread shall be given him, his water shall be sure.

Ezekiel 18:5-9

And if a man be righteous, and do judgment and justice: he hath not eaten upon the mountains, nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour's wife, nor come near to a woman in her separation, and hath not oppressed any; he hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath not exercised robbery, hath given his bread to the hungry, and covered the naked with a garment; read more.
he hath not given forth upon usury, nor taken increase; he hath withdrawn his hand from unrighteousness, hath executed true judgment between man and man, hath walked in my statutes, and kept mine ordinances, to deal faithfully: he is righteous, he shall certainly live, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Oppression » God's help promised against

Jeremiah 50:34

Their Redeemer is strong; Jehovah of hosts is his name: he will thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

Psalm 72:14

He will redeem their souls from oppression and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

Psalm 72:4

He will do justice to the afflicted of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.

Oppression » The oppressed

Psalm 146:5-7

Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Jehovah his God, Who made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is therein; who keepeth truth for ever; Who executeth judgment for the oppressed, who giveth bread to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;

Oppression » The servant of the lord being oppressed

Isaiah 53:1-11

Who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender sapling, and as a root out of dry ground: he hath no form nor lordliness, and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and left alone of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and like one from whom men hide their faces; despised, and we esteemed him not. read more.
Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; and we, we did regard him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid upon him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, but he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and was as a sheep dumb before her shearers, and he opened not his mouth. He was taken from oppression and from judgment; and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And men appointed his grave with the wicked, but he was with the rich in his death, because he had done no violence, neither was there guile in his mouth. Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath subjected him to suffering. When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see a seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the fruit of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant instruct many in righteousness; and he shall bear their iniquities.

Oppression » Who shall be far from oppression

Isaiah 54:5-14

For thy Maker is thy husband: Jehovah of hosts is his name, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: the God of the whole earth shall he be called. For Jehovah hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and as a wife of youth, that hath been refused, saith thy God. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. read more.
In the outpouring of wrath have I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting loving-kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer. For this is as the waters of Noah unto me, since I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth: so have I sworn that I will no more be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my loving-kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, saith Jehovah, that hath mercy on thee. Thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, not comforted! Behold, I will set thy stones in antimony, and lay thy foundations with sapphires; and I will make thy battlements of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of precious stones. And all thy children shall be taught of Jehovah, and great shall be the peace of thy children. In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near thee.

Oppression » Who is an oppressor

Proverbs 28:16

The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor: he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

Oppression » Instances of » Of israelites, by egyptians

Exodus 1:10-22

Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass that, if war occur, they take side with our enemies and fight against us, and go up out of the land. And they set over them service-masters to oppress them with their burdens. And they built store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Rameses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and spread; and they were distressed because of the children of Israel. read more.
And the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with harshness; and they embittered their life with hard labour in clay and bricks, and in all manner of labour in the field: all their labour with which they made them serve was with harshness. And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other was Puah -- and he said, When ye help the Hebrew women in bearing, and see them on the stool, if it be a son, then ye shall kill him, but if a daughter, then she shall live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt had said to them, but saved the male children alive. And the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, Why have ye done this, and saved the male children alive? And the midwives said to Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian; for they are strong, and they have borne before the midwife comes to them. And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses. Then Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, but every daughter ye shall save alive.

Oppression » Instances of » Rehoboam resolves to oppress the israelites

1 Kings 12:14

and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

Oppression » Instances of » Of hagar, by sarah

Genesis 16:6

And Abram said to Sarai, Behold, thy maidservant is in thy hand: do to her what is good in thine eyes. And Sarai oppressed her; and she fled from her face.

Oppression » God is a refuge from

Oppression » National, God judges

Acts 7:7

and the nation to which they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God; and after these things they shall come forth and serve me in this place.

Riches » Often lead to » Oppression

Topics on Oppression

Oppression, Examples Of

2;1;14

and they embittered their life with hard labour in clay and bricks, and in all manner of labour in the field: all their labour with which they made them serve was with harshness.

Oppression, God's Attitude To

38;7;10

and oppress not the widow and the fatherless, the stranger and the afflicted; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Oppression, Nature Of

19;12;5

Because of the oppression of the afflicted, because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith Jehovah, I will set him in safety, at whom they puff.

Poor, Oppression Of

20;22;7

The rich ruleth over the poor; and the borrower is servant to the lender.