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Theasaurus: Oppression

44 Bible Verses about oppression

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Ecclesiastes 5:8

If, the oppression of the poor, and the wresting of justice and righteousness, thou see in the province, do not be astonished over the matter, - for, one high above the highest, is watching, yea, the Most High, is over them.

Isaiah 54:14

In righteousness, shalt thou be established, - Be thou far from oppression - But indeed thou shalt not fear, And from crushing calamity - But indeed it shall not come nigh unto thee.

Ecclesiastes 7:7

For, oppression, maddeneth the wise, - and a bribe, destroyeth the understanding.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Then again, I, considered all the oppressive deeds which were done under the sun, - and lo! the tears of the oppressed, and they have no comforter, and, on the side of their oppressing, is power, and they have no comforter.

Exodus 1:12

But the more they were humiliating them, the more, were they multiplying, and, the more, were they breaking forth, so they were filled with alarm because of the sons of Israel.

Isaiah 10:1

Alas! for them who ordain iniquitous decree, - And, busy writers, who make a business of writing mischief:

Job 35:9

By reason of the multitude of oppressions, men make outcry, They cry for help, by reason of the arm of the mighty;

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore - Thus, saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye have rejected this word, - And have trusted in oppression and perverseness, And have relied thereon,

Deuteronomy 28:33

The fruit of thy soil, and all thy toilsome produce, shall a people whom thou knowest not, eat up, - and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed, all the days;

Psalm 10:18

To vindicate the fatherless and the crushed, A man of the earth, shall, no further, cause terror!

Psalm 72:14

From extortion, and, violence, he Redeemeth their life, And precious is their flood in his sight.

Isaiah 10:2

Turning aside from judgment, the poor, And robbing, of justice, the oppressed of my people, - So that, widows, become, their spoil, And of the fatherless, they make prey.

Isaiah 49:26

Then will I feed thy tormentors with their own flesh, And as with new wine - with their own blood, shall they be drunk, - So shall all flesh, know, that, I - Yahweh, am thy Saviour, And, thy Redeemer, is the Mighty One of Jacob.

Job 36:15

He would deliver the humbled in his humiliation, and would uncover - in oppression - their ear.

Psalm 55:3

Because of the noise of the enemy, By reason of the oppression of the lawless one, For they would let trouble drop upon me, And, in anger, would they entrap me.

Psalm 42:9

I will say onto GOD, - my rock, Wherefore hast thou forgotten me? Wherefore in gloom should I go, because of oppression by the enemy?

Genesis 15:13

And he said to Abram - Thou must surely know, that, sojourners, will thy seed become in a land not theirs, and shall serve them and they will humble them, four hundred years;

Isaiah 60:14

Then shall come unto thee bending low, The sons of them who had humbled thee, Then shall bow down, unto the soles of thy feet, All they who had despised thee; And they shall call thee - The city of Yahweh, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 55:11

Engulfing ruin, is in her midst, And there depart not from her broadway, oppression and deceit.

Jeremiah 30:20

And, his sons, shall come to be as aforetime, And, his assembly, before me, shall continue, - And I will bring punishment on all his oppressors;

Psalm 107:39

So have they become few and been brought low, By oppression, misfortune, and sorrow;

Exodus 3:9

Now, therefore, lo! the outcry of the sons of Israel, hath come in unto me, - moreover also, I have seen the oppression, wherewith the Egyptians are oppressing them.

Psalm 73:8

They mock, and wickedly command oppression, From on high, they command;

Psalm 72:4

May he, Vindicate the oppressed of the people, Bring deliverance to the children of the needy, and, Crush the oppressor.

Isaiah 30:20

Though My Lord, should give you bread in short measure and water in scant allowance Yet will thy Teacher not hide himself any more, But thine eyes shall ever be looking on thy Teacher.

Amos 5:12

For I know how numerous are your transgressions, and how surpassing your sins, - ye adversaries of the righteous! ye acceptors of a bribe! Even the needy in the gate, have they turned away!

Acts 7:6

But God, spake thus - His seed shall be a sojourner in a foreign land, and they will bring it into bondage, and ill-treat it four-hundred years;

Psalm 43:2

For, thou, art my defending God - Wherefore hast thou rejected me? Wherefore in gloom should I wander, because of the oppression of an enemy?

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Condemnation » Increased by » Oppression

James 5:1-5

Come now! ye wealthy! Weep ye, howling, for your hardships which are coming upon you: Your wealth, hath rotted, and, your garments, have become, moth-eaten, - Your gold and silver, have rusted away, and, their rust, shall be, witness against you, and shall eat your flesh, as fire! Ye have laid up treasure in days of extremity: - read more.
Lo, the wage of the workers who have out down your fields - that which hath been kept back, by you, is crying out; and, the outcries of them who reaped, into the ears of the Lord of hosts, have entered: Ye have luxuriated upon the land, and run riot, ye have pampered your hearts in a day of slaughter;

Covetousness » Natural fruits of » Oppression

Genesis 31:41

This, hath been my lot twenty years in thy house, - I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, And six years for thy sheep - And thou didst change my wages ten times: -

Oppression » Examples of

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have exacted oppression, and seized plunder,- Even the afflicted and the needy, have they maltreated, And the sojourner have they oppressed without justice.

Exodus 1:14

and embittered their lives with harsh service, in clay and in bricks, and in all manner of service in the field, - all their service, wherein they rigorously made them serve.

2 Kings 4:1

Now, a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets, made outcry unto Elisha, saying - Thy servant, my husband, is dead, and, thou, knowest that, thy servant, was one who revered Yahweh, - now, the creditor, hath come to take my two boys to himself as bondmen.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Then again, I, considered all the oppressive deeds which were done under the sun, - and lo! the tears of the oppressed, and they have no comforter, and, on the side of their oppressing, is power, and they have no comforter.

Oppression » Not oppressing others

Deuteronomy 24:14

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

Leviticus 25:17

So then ye shall not overreach one another; but thou shalt stand in awe of thy God, - for, I - Yahweh, am your God.

More verses: Zechariah 7:9-10

Oppression » God will judge

Malachi 3:5

Therefore will I draw near unto you for judgment, and will become a swift witness against the mutterers of incantations, and against the adulterers, and against them that swear to a falsehood, - and against them who rob the hire of the hireling, the widow and the fatherless, and that drive away the sojourner, and do not revere me, saith Yahweh of hosts.

Amos 4:1

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

Oppression » National, relieved

Isaiah 52:4

For, thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, To Egypt, went down my people at first to sojourn there, - But, Assyria, without cause, hath oppressed him.

Exodus 3:9

Now, therefore, lo! the outcry of the sons of Israel, hath come in unto me, - moreover also, I have seen the oppression, wherewith the Egyptians are oppressing them.

Deuteronomy 26:7

so we made outcry unto Yahweh God of our fathers, - and Yahweh hearkened unto our voice, and looked upon our humiliation and our toil, and our oppression;

Judges 2:14

Then kindled the anger of Yahweh upon Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of spoilers, who plundered them, - and he sold them into the hand of their enemies round about, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.

Oppression » Those that oppress the poor

Job 20:1-19

Not so, do my thoughts answer me, and to this end, is my haste within me: The correction meant to confound me, I must hear, but, the spirit - out of my understanding, will give me a reply. Knowest thou, this - from antiquity, from the placing of man upon earth: - read more.
That, the joy-shout of the lawless, is short, and, the rejoicing of the impious, for a moment? Though his elevation mount up to the heavens, and, his head, to the clouds, doth reach, Like his own stubble, shall he utterly perish, They who had seen him, shall say, Where is he? Like a dream, shall he fly away, and they shall not find him, yea he shall be chased away, as a vision of the night. The eye that hath scanned him, shall not do it again, neither, any more, shall his place behold him: His children, shall seek the favour of the poor, and, his own hand, shall give back his wealth. His bones, are full of youthful vigour, yet, with him - in the dust, shall it lie down. Though, a sweet taste in his mouth, be given by vice, though he hide it under his tongue; Though he spare it, and will not let it go, but retain it in the midst of his mouth, His food, in his stomach, is changed, the gall of adders, within him! Wealth, hath he swallowed, and hath vomited the same, Out of his belly, shall, GOD, drive it forth: The poison of adders, shall he suck, The tongue of the viper shall slay him; Let him not see in the channels the flowings of torrents of honey and milk. In vain, he toiled, he shall not swallow, like wealth to be restored, in which he cannot exult! For he hath oppressed - hath forsaken the poor, A house, hath he seized, which he cannot rebuild.

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man, who oppresseth the helpless, is like a rain beating down, leaving no food.

Oppression » Prayers against

Isaiah 38:14

As a twittering swallow, so, do I chatter, I coo as a dove, - Mine eyes languish through looking on high, O My Lord! distress is upon me - my Surety!

Psalm 17:9

From the face of lawless ones who have treated me with violence, the foes of my soul, who come round against me:

Psalm 44:24

Wherefore shouldst thou hide, thy face? Shouldst forget our humiliation and our oppression?

Psalm 119:121

[AYIN] I have done justice and righteousness, - Do not leave me to mine oppressors.

Oppression » Those that oppress israel

Isaiah 49:14-26

But Zion had said. Yahweh hath forsaken me, - Even, My Lord, hath forgotten me! Can, a woman, forget, her sucking child, Past taking compassion on the son of her womb? Even these, may forget, Yet will, I, not forget, thee: Lo! on the palms of my hands, have portrayed thee, - Thy walls are before me continually. read more.
In haste are thy sons, - They who have been tearing thee down and laying thee waste, out of thee, let them go forth! Lift up, round about, thine eyes and see, All those, have gathered themselves together - have come to thee! As I live, Declareth Yahweh, - Surely all those as an ornament, shalt thou put on, And bind them about thee for a girdle as a bride. Surely, as for thy wastes, and thy desolations, and thy land of ruins, Surely, now, shalt thou be too strait for thine inhabitants, And, far off, shall be they who have been swallowing thee up. The children of whom thou wast bereaved shall yet say in thine ears, - Too strait for me, is the place Make room for me that I may settle down. Then shalt thou say in thy heart, - Who hath borne me, these, Seeing, I, have been bereaved and unfruitful, a captive and banished, These, therefore, who hath brought them up? Lo! I, was left, alone, These, where were they. Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh - Lo! I will lift up, unto nations my hand, Yea unto peoples, will I raise high my banner, - And they shall bring in thy sons in their bosom, And, thy daughters, on the shoulder shall be borne; And, kings, shall be, thy foster-fathers. And their queens, thy nursing mothers, With face to the ground, shall they bow down to thee, The dust of thy feet, shall they lick, - So shalt thou know that, I, am Yahweh, In that, they shall not be put to shame, Who were waiting for me. Shall prey, be taken from a mighty one? Or the captive of one in the right, be delivered? Surely, thus, saith Yahweh - Even the captive of the mighty one, shall be taken away, And the prey of the tyrant, be delivered; And thine opposers, I, will oppose, And thy children, I, will save; Then will I feed thy tormentors with their own flesh, And as with new wine - with their own blood, shall they be drunk, - So shall all flesh, know, that, I - Yahweh, am thy Saviour, And, thy Redeemer, is the Mighty One of Jacob.

Jeremiah 30:16-20

Therefore, all who devour thee, shall be devoured, And, all thine adversaries - all of them, into captivity, shall depart, - So shall they who plundered thee, be plundered, And all who preyed upon thee, will I deliver up as a prey. For I will put a bandage upon thee, And from thy wounds, will I heal thee Declareth Yahweh, - Because An outcast, they called thee, -- Tis, Zion! who hath none to ask for her welfare, Thus, saith Yahweh - Behold me! bringing back the captivity of the tents of Jacob, And on his habitations, will I have compassion, - So shall the city be built, upon her own mound, And the citadel, upon its own site, shall remain: read more.
So shall there proceed from them thanksgiving, and The sound of them who make merry, - And I will multiply them, and they shall not become few, And will make them honourable, and they shall not be despised: And, his sons, shall come to be as aforetime, And, his assembly, before me, shall continue, - And I will bring punishment on all his oppressors;

Oppression » Those that have not oppressed others

Isaiah 33:15-16

He that walketh righteously, And speaketh uprightly, - He that refuseth the gain of exactions That shaketh his hands free from holding a bribe, That stoppeth his ear from hearkening to deeds of blood, And shutteth his eyes from giving countenance to wrong, He, the heights, shall inhabit, A stronghold of crags, shall be his refuge, - His bread, hath been delivered, His waters, have been made sure,

Ezekiel 18:5-9

But when, any man, shall be righteous, and do justice and righteousness: Upon the mountains, hath not eaten, And his eyes, hath not lifted up unto the manufactured gods of the house of Israel, And the wife of his neighbour, hath not defiled, And unto a woman during her removal, hath not approached; And no man, hath treated with violence, But his debt-pledge, hath restored. Plunder, hath not seized, - His bread - to the famished, hath given, And the naked, hath covered with clothing; read more.
Upon interest, hath not put out his money. And increase, hath not accepted, From dishonesty, hath turned back his hand, - Justice in truth, hath doze, between man and man; In my statutes, hath walked. And my regulations, hath observed to do them in truth, Righteous, he is, He shall surely live, Declareth My Lord. Yahweh.

Oppression » God's help promised against

Jeremiah 50:34

Their Redeemer, can hold fast, Yahweh of hosts, is his name, He will, thoroughly plead, their plea, - That he may quiet the earth, And disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

Psalm 72:14

From extortion, and, violence, he Redeemeth their life, And precious is their flood in his sight.

Psalm 72:4

May he, Vindicate the oppressed of the people, Bring deliverance to the children of the needy, and, Crush the oppressor.

Oppression » The oppressed

Psalm 146:5-7

How happy is he that hath the GOD of Jacob as his help, whose hope, is on Yahweh his God: - Who made The heavens and the earth, The sea and all that is therein, Who keepeth faithfulness to times age-abiding: Who executeth justice for the oppressed, who giveth food to the famishing, Yahweh, who liberateth prisoners;

Oppression » The servant of the lord being oppressed

Isaiah 53:1-11

Who believed what we have heard? And, the arm of Yahweh, to whom was it revealed? When he came up as a sapling before him. And as a root-sprout out of dry ground, He had neither beauty nor majesty, - When we beheld him, there was nothing to behold, that we should desire him; Despised was he, and forsaken of men, Man of pains and familiar with sickness, - Yea, like one from whom the face is hidden, Despised, and we esteemed him not. read more.
Yet surely, our sicknesses, he, carried, And, as for our pains, he bare the burden of them, - But, we, accounted him stricken. Smitten of God and humbled, Yet, he, was pierced for transgressions that were ours, was crushed for iniquities that were ours, - the chastisement for our well-being, was upon him, And by his stripes, there is healing for us. We all, like sheep, had gone astray, Every man - to his way, had we burned, - And Yahweh! caused to light upon him The guilt of, us all! Hard pressed - yet, he, humbled himself Nor opened his mouth - As, a lamb, to the slaughter, is led, And, as a sheep, before her shearers, is dumb - Nor opened his mouth. By constraint and by sentence, was he taken away, And of his age, who considered That he was cut off out of the land of the living, For my peoples transgression, did the stroke fall on him? And, appointed with lawless men, was his grave, And with the wicked, his tomb, - Though no violence, had he done, Nor was guile in his mouth. Yet, Yahweh, purposed to bruise him, He laid on him sickness: - If his soul become an offering for guilt, He shall see a seed, He shall prolong his days, - And the purpose of Yahweh, in his hand, shall prosper: Of the travail of his soul, shall he see He shall be satisfied with his knowledge, A setting right when set right himself, shall my Servant win for the Many, Since of their iniquities, he, taketh the burden.

Oppression » Who shall be far from oppression

Isaiah 54:5-14

For, thy husband, is, thy Maker, Yahweh of hosts, is his Name, - And, thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, The God of all the earth, shall he be called. For, like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, hath Yahweh caned thee, - Even the wife of youthful days, in that thou wast rejected saith thy God. For a small moment, I forsook thee, - But, with abounding compassions, do I embrace thee: read more.
In an overflow of vexation, I hid my face for a moment, from thee, But, with lovingkindness age-abiding, have I had compassion on thee, - saith thy Redeemer Yahweh. For, the waters of Noah, is this unto me, - As to which I sware that the waters of Noah should not again pass over the earth, So have I sworn Not to be vexed with thee Nor to rebuke thee. For, the mountains, may move away, And the hills, may be shaken, - But, my lovingkindness, from thee, shall not move away, And, my covenant of peace, shall not be shaken, saith he who hath compassion upon thee - Yahweh. O thou humbled one storm-tossed, uncomforted, - Lo! I, am about to set in antimony, thy stones, And will found thee in sapphires; And make rubies, thy battlements, And thy gates, sparkling stones, - And, all thy boundaries, stones of delight; And, all thy children, shall be the instructed of Yahweh, - And, great, shall be the prosperity of thy children. In righteousness, shalt thou be established, - Be thou far from oppression - But indeed thou shalt not fear, And from crushing calamity - But indeed it shall not come nigh unto thee.

Oppression » Who is an oppressor

Proverbs 28:16

A leader, may lack intelligence, yet abound in oppressions, The hater of greed, shall lengthen out days.

Oppression » Instances of » Of israelites, by egyptians

Exodus 1:10-22

Come on! let us shew ourselves wise with regard to them, lest they so multiply that it shall come to pass when war befalleth us, that they also, shall join themselves unto them who hate us, and shall make war upon us. and then go up out of the land. So they set over them chiefs of tribute, to the end they might humiliate them with their burdens, - and they built store-cities for Pharaoh, even Pithom and Raamses. But the more they were humiliating them, the more, were they multiplying, and, the more, were they breaking forth, so they were filled with alarm because of the sons of Israel. read more.
And the Egyptians rigorously made the sons of Israel serve; and embittered their lives with harsh service, in clay and in bricks, and in all manner of service in the field, - all their service, wherein they rigorously made them serve. Then said the king of Egypt to the Hebrew midwives, - of whom, the name of the one was, Shiphrah, and, the name of the other Puah; - then he said - When ye act as midwives unto the Hebrew women, then shall ye look out for the sex, - If it is, a son, then shall ye kill it, But, if it is, a daughter, then shall it live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt spake unto them, - but suffered the male children to live. Then called the king of Egypt for the midwives, and said to them - Wherefore have ye done this thing, that ye should let the male children live? And the midwives said unto Pharaoh. Because not like the Egyptian women, are the Hebrew women, for they are full of life, ere yes the midwife can come in unto them, they have given birth, So then God dealt well with the midwives, - and the people multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty. And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made for them households. Then gave Pharaoh command to all his people saying - Every son that is born to the Hebrews, into the river, shall ye cast him; But every daughter, shall ye suffer to live.

Oppression » Instances of » Rehoboam resolves to oppress the israelites

1 Kings 12:14

and spake unto them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father, made your yoke heavy, but, I, will add unto 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 unto Sarai, Lo! thy handmaid, is in thy hand, do to her what is good in thine eyes. So Sarai humbled her, and she fled from her face.

Oppression » God is a refuge from

Oppression » National, God judges

Acts 7:7

And, the nation unto which they shall be in bondage, will, I, judge - said God; and, after these things, shall they come forth, and render divine service unto me, in this place.

Riches » Often lead to » Oppression

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Oppression, Examples Of

Exodus 1:14

and embittered their lives with harsh service, in clay and in bricks, and in all manner of service in the field, - all their service, wherein they rigorously made them serve.