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Theasaurus: Oppression

44 Bible Verses about oppression

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Ecclesiastes 5:8

Don't be surprised when you see the poor oppressed and the violent perverting both justice and verdicts in a province, for one high official watches another, and there are ones higher still over them.

Isaiah 54:14

"In righteousness you'll be established; you will be far from tyranny, for you won't be afraid, and from terror, for it won't come near you.

Ecclesiastes 7:7

Unjust gain makes the wise foolish, and a bribe corrupts the heart.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Next I turned to consider all kinds of oppression that exists on earth. Look at the tears of the oppressed there is no one to comfort them. Power is on the side of their oppressors; so they have no comforters.

Exodus 1:12

But the more the Egyptians afflicted the Israelis, the more they multiplied and flourished, so that the Egyptians became terrified of the Israelis.

Isaiah 10:1

"How terrible it will be for the one who enacts unjust decrees, for those who write oppressive laws that they have prescribed

Job 35:9

"They cry out because they have many oppressors; they cry for help because the powerful are abusing them.

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore, this is what the Holy One of Israel says: "Because you reject this message, and put your trust in oppression and enjoy it, and since you rely on it,

Deuteronomy 28:33

"A people whom you don't know will devour what your land and labor produces. You'll be only oppressed and discouraged continuously

Psalm 10:18

to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that men of the earth may cause terror no more. To the Director: A Davidic Song.

Psalm 72:14

He will redeem them from oppression and violence, since their lives are precious in his sight.

Isaiah 10:2

to deprive the needy of justice and to rob the poor of my people of their rights, so that widows may become their spoil and so that they may plunder orphans!

Isaiah 49:26

"I'll make those who mistreat you eat their own flesh, and they will get drunk on their own blood, as with new wine. "Then all mankind will know that I am the LORD your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."

Job 36:15

He'll deliver the afflicted through their afflictions and open their ears when they are oppressed."

Psalm 55:3

because of the voice of the enemy, and because of the oppression of the wicked. They bring down evil upon me, and in anger they hate me.

Psalm 42:9

I will ask God, my Rock, "Why have you forsaken me? Why do I go around mourning under the enemy's oppression?"

Genesis 15:13

Then the LORD told Abram, "You can be certain about this: Your descendants will be foreigners in a land that isn't theirs. They will be slaves there and will be oppressed for 400 years.

Isaiah 60:14

"All the descendants of those who oppressed you will come bending low before you, and all those who despised you will bow down at your feet. They'll call you "The City of the LORD,' "Zion of the Holy One of Israel.'"

Psalm 55:11

Wickedness is at the center of it; fraud and lies never leave its streets.

Jeremiah 30:20

Their children will be as they were before, and their congregation will be established before me. I'll punish all who oppress them.

Psalm 107:39

But they became few in number, and humiliated by continued oppression, agony, and sorrow.

Exodus 3:9

Now, listen carefully! The cry of the Israelis has come to my attention about how severely the Egyptians have been oppressing them.

Psalm 73:8

In their mockery they speak evil; from their arrogant position they speak oppression.

Isaiah 30:20

And although the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers won't hide themselves anymore, but your own eyes will see your teachers.

Amos 5:12

and because I know that your transgressions are many, and your sins are numerous as you oppose the righteous, taking bribes as a ransom, and turning away the poor in court

Acts 7:6

"This is what God promised: His descendants would be strangers in a foreign country, and its people would enslave them and oppress them for 400 years.

Psalm 43:2

Since you are the God who strengthens me, why have you forsaken me? Why do I go around mourning under the enemy's oppression?"

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Condemnation » Increased by » Oppression

James 5:1-5

Now listen, you rich people! Cry and moan over the miseries that are overtaking you. Your riches are rotten, your clothes have been eaten by moths, your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be used as evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have stored up treasures in these last days. read more.
Look! The wages that you kept back from the workers who harvested your fields are shouting out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies. You have lived in luxury and pleasure on earth. You have fattened yourselves for the day of slaughter.

Covetousness » Natural fruits of » Oppression

Genesis 31:41

I've lived in your house these 20 years serving fourteen years for your two daughters and another six years for your flocks. During all that time you changed my wages ten times.

Oppression » Examples of

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land were vigorously oppressive and took possession of plunder by violence. They've afflicted the poor and the needy and unjustly treated the foreigner.

Exodus 1:14

making their lives bitter through hard labor with mortar, bricks, and all kinds of outdoor labor. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.

2 Kings 4:1

Now there happened to be a certain woman who had been the wife of a member of the Guild of Prophets. She cried out to Elisha, "My husband who served you has died, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. But a creditor has come to take away my children into indentured servitude!"

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Next I turned to consider all kinds of oppression that exists on earth. Look at the tears of the oppressed there is no one to comfort them. Power is on the side of their oppressors; so they have no comforters.

Oppression » Not oppressing others

Deuteronomy 24:14

Don't take advantage of a hired person who is poor and needy, whether he's your fellow citizen or a foreigner who lives in your city.

More verses: Zechariah 7:9-10

Oppression » God will judge

Malachi 3:5

"I'll come near to you for judgment. I'll be a witness, quick to speak against sorcerers, against adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who defraud the laborer of his wage, against those who defraud the widow and the orphan, against those who deprive the alien of justice, and against those who don't fear me," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Amos 4:1

"Listen to this message, you fat cows from Bashan, who live on the Samaritan mountains, who oppress the poor, who rob the needy, and who constantly ask your husbands for one more drink!"

Oppression » National, relieved

Isaiah 52:4

For this is what the LORD says: "My people went down long ago into Egypt to live there; the Assyrian, too, has oppressed them without cause.

Exodus 3:9

Now, listen carefully! The cry of the Israelis has come to my attention about how severely the Egyptians have been oppressing them.

Deuteronomy 26:7

So we cried out to the LORD God of our ancestors, and he heard our cries and observed our affliction, trouble, and oppression.

Judges 2:14

So in his burning anger against Israel, the LORD gave them into the domination of marauders who plundered them. The enemies who surrounded the Israelis controlled them, and they were no longer able to withstand their adversaries.

Oppression » Those that oppress the poor

Job 20:1-19

Then Zophar from Naamath replied: "Therefore my anxious thoughts cause me to answer because I'm agitated within me. Whenever I hear an insulting rebuke, I respond from my spirit because I understand." read more.
"Haven't you known this from ancient times, since mankind was placed on the earth? The wicked triumph only briefly; the joy of the godless is momentary. Though he grow as tall as the sky, or though his head touches the clouds, he'll perish forever, like his own excrement; those who saw him will ask, "Where is he?' He'll vanish like a dream, and no one will find him; he will be chased away like a night vision." "An eye that gazes at him won't do so again; and his place won't even recognize him. His sons will make amends to the poor; their hands will return his wealth. Though his bones were full of youthful vigor; yet they will lie down with him in the dust. Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth, though he conceals it under his tongue, though he savors it and delays swallowing it so he can taste it again and again in his mouth, his food will turn rancid in his stomach it will become a cobra's poison inside him. "Though he swallows wealth, he will vomit it; God will dislodge it from his stomach. He will suck the poison of cobras; the fangs of a viper will slay him. He won't look at the rivers the torrents of honey and curd. "He will restore what he has attained from his work and won't consume it; he won't enjoy the profits from his business transactions, because he has crushed and abandoned the poor; he has seized a house that he didn't build.

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man who oppresses the weak is like a rainstorm that destroys all the crops.

Oppression » Prayers against

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane I chirp, I moan like a dove. My eyes look weakly upward. O Lord, I am oppressed, so stand up for me!

Psalm 17:9

from the wicked who have afflicted me, from my enemies who have surrounded me.

Psalm 44:24

Why are you hiding your face? Why are you ignoring our affliction and oppression?

Psalm 119:121

I have acted with justice and righteousness; do not abandon me to my oppressors.

Oppression » Those that oppress israel

Isaiah 49:14-26

"But Zion said, "The LORD has abandoned me, and my God has forgotten me.' "Can a woman forget her nursing child, or have no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these mothers may forget; But as for me, I'll never forget you! Look! I've inscribed you on the palms of my hands, and your walls are forever before me. read more.
Your builders are working faster than your destroyers, and those who devastated you go away from you. Lift up your eyes and look around they have all gathered together and are coming to you. "As surely as I live," says the LORD, "you will clothe yourself with all of them like ornaments, and tie them on like a bride. Indeed, your ruins, your desolate places, and your devastated land will now be too crowded for your inhabitants, while those who swallowed you up will be far away. "The children who are grieving at present will yet say in your hearing, "This place is too crowded for me; make room for me, so I may have a place to live.' Then you'll ask in your heart, "Who bore these children for me, although I was childless and barren, and an exile and cast aside? Who brought these up? Look! For my part I was left all alone; but as for these, where have they come from?' "For this what the LORD says, "Watch! I'll lift up my hand to the nations and raise my banner to the nations. They will bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters will be carried on their shoulders.' "Oh, yes! Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens will be your nursing mothers. They will bow to you with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust from your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed. "Can they seize plunder from warriors, or can the captives of tyrants be rescued? But this is what the LORD says: "He will seize even the warriors' plunder, and the captives of tyrants will be rescued. I myself will quarrel with those who have a quarrel with you, and I myself will save your children. "I'll make those who mistreat you eat their own flesh, and they will get drunk on their own blood, as with new wine. "Then all mankind will know that I am the LORD your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."

Jeremiah 30:16-20

In addition, all who devour you will be devoured, and all your oppressors all of them will go into captivity. Those who plunder you will become plunder, and all who spoil you will become spoil. Indeed, I'll bring you healing, and I'll heal you of your wounds,' declares the LORD, "because they have called you an outcast and have said, "It is Zion, no one cares for her!"'" "This is what the LORD says: "I'm going to restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwellings. A city will be rebuilt on its ruins and a palace will sit on its rightful place. read more.
Thanksgiving and the sounds of laughter will come out of them. I'll cause them to increase in numbers and not decrease. I'll honor them and not make them insignificant. Their children will be as they were before, and their congregation will be established before me. I'll punish all who oppress them.

Oppression » Those that have not oppressed others

Isaiah 33:15-16

The one who walks righteously and has spoken sincere words, who rejects gain from extortion and waves his hand, rejecting bribes, who blocks his ears from hearing plots of murder and shuts his eyes against seeing evil this is the one who will live on the heights; his refuge will be a mountain fortress. His food will be supplied, and his water will be guaranteed.

Ezekiel 18:5-9

"If a person is righteous, and practices what's lawful and right, if he doesn't eat at mountain shrines, and doesn't look to the idols that have been erected in Israel's house, if he doesn't defile his neighbor's wife or approach a woman during her time of menstrual separation, if he doesn't oppress anyone, but instead returns the debtor's security for his debt, if he doesn't rob anyone, but instead shares his food with the hungry and gives clothes to those who are naked, read more.
if he doesn't lend with usury or exact interest, but instead refuses to participate in what is unjust, if he administers true justice between people, if he lives his life consistent with my statutes and keeps my ordinances by practicing what's true, then he's righteous and will certainly live," declares the Lord GOD.

Oppression » God's help promised against

Jeremiah 50:34

Their Redeemer is strong, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name. He will vigorously plead their case in order to bring rest to the earth, but turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon.

Psalm 72:14

He will redeem them from oppression and violence, since their lives are precious in his sight.

Oppression » The oppressed

Psalm 146:5-7

Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, maker of heaven and earth, the seas and everything in them, forever the guardian of truth, who brings justice for the oppressed, and who gives food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners;

Oppression » The servant of the lord being oppressed

Isaiah 53:1-11

"Who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? For he grew up before him like a tender plant, and like a root out of a dry ground; he had no form and he had no majesty that we should look at him, and there is no attractiveness that we should desire him. "He was despised and rejected by others, and a man of sorrows, intimately familiar with suffering; and like one from whom people hide their faces; and we despised him and did not value him. read more.
"Surely he has borne our sufferings and carried our sorrows; yet we considered him stricken, and struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, and he was crushed for our iniquities, and the punishment that made us whole was upon him, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned, each of us, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he didn't open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, as a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. "From detention and judgment he was taken away and who can even think about his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living, he was stricken for the transgression of my people. Then they made his grave with the wicked, and with rich people in his death, although he had committed no violence, nor was there any deceit in his mouth." "Yet the LORD was willing to crush him, and he made him suffer. Although you make his soul an offering for sin, he will see his offspring, and he will prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will triumph in his hand. Out of the suffering of his soul he will see light and find satisfaction. And through his knowledge his servant, the righteous one, will make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities.

Oppression » Who shall be far from oppression

Isaiah 54:5-14

For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name, and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of the whole earth. For the LORD has called you back like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like the wife of a man's youth when she is cast off," says the LORD your God. "For a brief moment I abandoned you; but I'll gather you with great compassion. read more.
I hid my face from you for a moment in a surge of anger, but I will have compassion on you with my everlasting gracious love," says the LORD your Redeemer. "For this is like the waters of Noah to me, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again spread over the earth; so have I sworn that I won't be angry with you again and that I won't rebuke you. For the mountains may collapse and the hills may reel, but my gracious love will not depart from you, neither will my covenant of peace totter," says the LORD, who has compassion on you. "O afflicted one, passed back and forth, and not comforted, Look! I am about to set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires. And I'll make your battlements of rubies, and your gates of jewels, and all your walls of precious stones. Then all your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's prosperity. "In righteousness you'll be established; you will be far from tyranny, for you won't be afraid, and from terror, for it won't come near you.

Oppression » Who is an oppressor

Proverbs 28:16

A Commander-in-Chief who is a cruel oppressor lacks understanding, but whoever hates unjust gain will live longer.

Oppression » Instances of » Of israelites, by egyptians

Exodus 1:10-22

Come on, let's be careful how we treat them, so that when they grow numerous, if a war breaks out they won't join our enemies, fight against us, and leave our land." So the Egyptians placed supervisors over them, oppressing them with heavy burdens. The Israelis built the supply cities of Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh. But the more the Egyptians afflicted the Israelis, the more they multiplied and flourished, so that the Egyptians became terrified of the Israelis. read more.
The Egyptians ruthlessly forced the Israelis to serve them, making their lives bitter through hard labor with mortar, bricks, and all kinds of outdoor labor. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them. Later, the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah. "When you help the Hebrew women give birth," he said, "watch them as they deliver. If it's a son, kill him; but if it's a daughter, let her live." But the midwives feared God and didn't do what the king of Egypt told them. Instead, they let the boys live. When the king of Egypt called for the midwives, he asked them, "Why have you done this and allowed the boys to live?" "Hebrew women aren't like Egyptian women," the midwives replied to Pharaoh. "They're so healthy that they give birth before the midwives arrive to help them." God was pleased with the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very strong. Because the midwives feared God, he provided families for them. Meanwhile, Pharaoh continued commanding all of his people, "You're to throw every Hebrew son who is born into the Nile River, but you're to allow every Hebrew daughter to live."

Oppression » Instances of » Rehoboam resolves to oppress the israelites

1 Kings 12:14

Instead, Rehoboam spoke to them along the lines of what the younger men suggested. He told them, "My father burdened you heavily, but I will add to that burden. If my father disciplined you with whips, I'm going to discipline you with scorpions!"

Oppression » Instances of » Of hagar, by sarah

Genesis 16:6

Abram answered Sarai, "Look, your servant is under your control, so do to her as you wish." So Sarai dealt so harshly with Hagar that she ran away from Sarai.

Oppression » God is a refuge from

Oppression » National, God judges

Acts 7:7

"But I will punish the nation they serve,' said God, "and afterwards they will leave and worship me in this place.'

Riches » Often lead to » Oppression

Topics on Oppression

Oppression, Examples Of

2;1;14

making their lives bitter through hard labor with mortar, bricks, and all kinds of outdoor labor. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.

Oppression, God's Attitude To

38;7;10

You are not to wrong the widow, orphans, the foreigner, or the poor, and you are not to plan evil against each other.

Oppression, Nature Of

19;12;5

"Because the poor are being oppressed, because the needy are sighing, I will now arise," says the LORD, "I will establish in safety those who yearn for it."

Poor, Oppression Of

20;22;7

The wealthy rule over the poor, and anyone who borrows is a slave to the lender.

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