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Exodus 22:25-27

If, silver, thou wilt lend unto my people - unto the humbled one by thee, thou shalt not be to him like one that lendeth on interest, - thou shalt not lay upon him interest. If thou, do take in pledge, the mantle of thy neighbour, by the going in of the sun, shalt thou restore it to him; for that is his only covering, that, is his mantle, for his skin, - wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass when he maketh outcry unto me, then will I hear because, gracious, I am.

Leviticus 19:9-10

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly clear the border of thy field, in reaping, - nor shalt thou gather up the gleaning of thy harvest. And, thy vineyard, shalt thou not go over again, nor gather, every single grape: for the poor and for the sojourner, shalt thou leave them, I - Yahweh, am your God.

Job 36:6

He will not keep alive one who is lawless, but, the right of oppressed ones, will he grant;

Leviticus 22:11

But when, a priest, buyeth any person, as the purchase of his silver, he may eat thereof, - and, the children of his household, they, may eat of his food.

Exodus 21:2-6

When thou shalt acquire a servant who is a Hebrew, six years, shall he serve, - but in the seventh shall he go out freely - for nought. If, by himself, he came in, by himself, shall he go out, - if he was married, then shall his wife go out with him. If his lord gave him a wife, and she have borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her lords, and, he shall go out by more.
But, if the servant shall plainly say, I love my lord, and my wife and my sons, - I will not go out free, then shall his lord bring him near unto God, and shall bring him near unto the door, or unto the door-post, - and his lord shall pierce his ear with an awl, so shall he serve him all his life.

Deuteronomy 15:12-18

When thy brother a Hebrew man (or a Hebrew woman) selleth himself unto thee, then shall he serve thee six years, - and in the seventh year, shalt thou let him go out free from thee; and when thou lettest him go out free, from thee, thou shalt not let him go out empty: thou shalt, richly load, him out of thy flock, and out of thy threshing-floor and out of thy wine-vat, - of that wherewith Yahweh thy God hath blessed thee, shalt thou give unto him;read more.
and thou shalt remember that a servant, thou wast in the land of Egypt, and that Yahweh thy God, redeemed thee, - for this cause, am I commanding thee this thing, to-day. And it shall be, if he shall say unto thee, I will not go away from thee, - because he loveth thee, and thy household, because he is well off with thee, then shalt thou take an awl and thrust it through his ear unto the door, so shall he be thy servant all his life. And unto thine handmaid also, shalt thou do thus. It shall not be hard in thine eyes when thou lettest him go out free, from thee; for to the double of the hire of a hireling, hath he served thee six years, - -so will Yahweh thy God bless thee, in all that thou doest.

Exodus 21:7-11

And when a man shall sell iris daughter to be a handmaid, she shall not go out according to the out-going of the men-servants, If she is uncomely in the eyes of her lord, who hath not assigned her in marriage, then shall he suffer her to be redeemed: to a strange people, shall he not have power to sell her in that he hath dealt treacherously with her. And if to his soul he assign her, according to the custom for daughters, shall he do for more.
If he take to himself another, her food her clothing, and her marriage-right, shall he not withdraw. But if these three, he will not do for her, then shall she go out for nought, without silver.

Leviticus 19:33-34

And, when there sojourneth with thee a sojourner in your land, ye shall not oppress him: As one home born from among yourselves, shall be unto you the sojourner who sojourneth with you, So shalt thou love him as thyself, For, sojourners, became ye, in the land of Egypt, - I - Yahweh, am your God.

Leviticus 19:10

And, thy vineyard, shalt thou not go over again, nor gather, every single grape: for the poor and for the sojourner, shalt thou leave them, I - Yahweh, am your God.

Numbers 35:9-12

Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou shalt say unto them, - When ye are passing over the Jordan unto the land of Canaan, then shall ye find for you, convenient cities, cities of refuge, shall they be unto you, - and the manslayer, who hath slain a person, by mistake, shall flee thither. So shall the cities serve you for places of refuge from the redeemer, - that the manslayer may not die, until he has stood before the assembly, for judgment,

Deuteronomy 4:41-42

Then, did Moses set apart three cities, over the Jordan, - towards the rising of the sun: that the manslayer might flee thither who should slay his neighbour unawares, he, not having hated him, aforetime, - and might flee unto one of these cities, and live:

Joshua 20:1-6

And Yahweh spake unto Joshua, saying: Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, - Set out for you the cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you, by the hand of Moses: that the manslayer who slayeth a person by mistake, unwittingly, may flee thither, - so shall they be unto you for refuge from the blood-redeemer,read more.
and he shall flee unto one of these cities and present himself at the entrance of the gate of the city, and shall speak, in the ears of the elders of that city, his defence, - and they shall take him for protection into the city unto them, and shall give him a place, so shall he dwell with them. And, when the blood-redeemer pursueth after him, then shall they not deliver up the manslayer, into his hand, - because, unwittingly, it was that he slew his neighbour, and had not been, cherishing hatred, towards him, aforetime; so shall he remain in that city, until he standeth before the assembly, for judgment, until the death of the high-priest who shall be in those days, - then, shall the manslayer return, and enter into his own city, and into his own house, within the city from whence he fled.

1 Corinthians 7:3-5

Unto the wife, let the husband render what is her due, and, in like manner, the wife also, unto the husband, - The wife, over her own body, hath not authority, but the husband, and, in like manner, the husband also, over his own body, hath not authority, but the wife. Be not depriving one another - unless perhaps by consent for a season, that ye may have leisure for prayer, and, again, may be together, - lest Satan be tempting you by reason of your want of self-control.

Deuteronomy 22:13-21

When a man taketh a wife, - and goeth in unto her and hateth her; and raiseth against her occasions of speech, and bringeth upon her an evil name, and saith - This woman, I took, and approached her, and found not that she had the tokens of virginity, then shall the father of the damsel and her mother take and bring forth the tokens of the virginity of the damsel, unto the elders of the city, in the gate;read more.
and the father of the damsel shall say unto the elders, - My daughter, gave I unto this man to wife and he hated her; and lo! he, hath raised occasions of speech, saying - I found not that thy daughter had the tokens of virginity and yet, these, are the tokens of the virginity of my daughter. And they shall spread out the garment before the elders of the city. Then shall the elders of that city take the man, and chastise him; and fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought an evil name upon a virgin of Israel, and she shall remain his wife, he may not put her away, all his days. But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found with the damsel, then shall they bring forth the damsel into the entrance of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die, because she hath wrought wickedness in Israel, by committing unchastity in her father's house, - so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.

Ephesians 5:22-33

Ye wives, unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord, Because, a husband, is the head of his wife, as, the Christ also, is the head of the assembly, he, being the saviour of the body, - Nevertheless, as, the assembly, submitteth herself unto the Christ, so, the wives, unto their husbands, in everything:read more.
Ye husbands, be loving your wives, even as, the Christ also, loved the assembly, and delivered, himself, up in her behalf, That, her, he might sanctify, having purified her with the bath of water, in declaration, That, he, might present, unto himself, the assembly, all glorious, not having spot or wrinkle or any of such things, but that she should be holy and blameless; So, ought the husbands also to be loving their own wives, as their own bodies, - he that loveth his own wife, loveth himself, No one, in fact, ever yet hated, his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, - even as, the Christ, the assembly, Because, members, are we of his body; - For this cause, will a man leave his father and his mother, and will cleave unto his wife, and, they two, shall become, one flesh. This sacred secret, is, great, - I, however, am speaking as to Christ and as tothe assembly; - Nevertheless, ye also, do ye, individually, each man be so loving, his own wife, as himself, and, the wife, see that she reverence her husband.

Hebrews 12:16

Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, like Esau, - who, for the sake of one meal, yielded up his own firstborn rights;

Genesis 25:29-34

And Jacob had boiled pottage, - when Esau came in from the field, he, being famished. So Esau said unto Jacob. Do let me devour some of the red - this red, for, famished, I am. For this cause, was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, - Come sell, just now, thy birthright unto more.
And Esau said, Here am I, on the point of dying, - wherefore, then, should I, have, a birthright? And Jacob said, Come swear to me just now! And he sware to him, - and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob, having given to Esau bread and a dish of lentils, he did eat and drink and rose up, and went his way, - thus Esau despised his birthright!

Deuteronomy 21:15-17

When a man shall have two wives - the one beloved and, the other hated, and they have borne him sons, both she that is beloved, and she that is hated, - and it shall be that the firstborn son belongeth to her that is hated, then shall it be, that in the day when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, he may not treat the son of the beloved, instead of the son of the hated, as the firstborn; but the true firstborn the son of her that is hated, shall he treat as firstborn by giving him double out of all that is found to be his, - for, he, is the beginning of hi strength, his, is the right of the firstborn.

1 Chronicles 5:1-2

And the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, for, he, was the firstborn, but because he defiled the couch of his father, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph son of Israel, - and he is not to be enrolled in the place of firstborn, for, Judah, prevailed over his brethren, so that, even the prince, is from him, - although, the birthright, pertaineth to Joseph;

1 Corinthians 9:18

What, then, is my reward? that, in telling the glad-message, free of cost, I should put the glad-message, - to the end I should not use to the full my right in the glad-message.

1 Corinthians 9:1-17

Am not free? Am I not an apostle? Jesus our Lord, have I not seen? Are not, ye, my work, in the Lord? If, unto others, I am not an apostle, certainly at least, unto you, I am; for, the seal of my apostleship, ye, are in the Lord. My defence, unto them who are examining me, is this:read more.
Have we not a right to eat and drink? Have we not a right to take round, a sister wife, - as even the rest of the apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? Or have, only I and Barnabas, not a right to forbear working? Who serveth as a soldier, at his own charges, at any time? Who planteth a vineyard, - and, the fruit thereof, doth not eat? Orwho shepherdeth a flock, - and, of the milk of the flock, doth not eat? Is it, after the manner of men, that these things I am saying? Or doth not, even the law, the same things, say? For, in the law of Moses, it is written - Thou shalt not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the corn: - Is it, for the oxen, God is caring? Or, for our sakes altogether, is he saying it? For our sakes, it was written; because, he that ploweth, ought, to plow, in hope, - and, he that thresheth, to thresh in hope of partaking. If, we, unto you, the things of the Spirit have sown, is it a great matter, if, we, of you, the things of the flesh shall reap? If, others, of this right, over you, are partaking, should not rather, we? nevertheless, we used not this right; but, all such things, do we conceal, - lest we should cause any hindrance unto the glad message of the Christ. Know ye not that, they who labour in the holy rites, do eat the provisions out of the holy place? They who at the altar wait, do, with the altar, share? Thus, also, hath the Lord, appointed - that, they who the glad message tell, should, of the glad-message, live. I, however, have not used any of these things; and have not written these things, in order that, so it should be done, in my case; for it were, good for me, rather to die than - - my boast, shall, no man, make void! For, if I be telling the glad-message, it is, with me, no matter of boasting; for, necessity, upon me, lieth, - for it is, Woe to me, if I should not be telling the glad-message; For, if, by choice, this thing I am doing, I have, a reward; but, if not by choice, with a stewardship, have I been entrusted!

1 Timothy 5:17-18

Let, the well presiding elders, of double honour, be accounted worthy, especially they who toil in discourse and teaching; For the scripture saith - A threshing ox, shalt thou not muzzle, and - Worthy, is the workman, of his hire.

Leviticus 19:29

Do not profane thy daughter by causing her to be unchaste, - lest the land fall to unchastity, and so the land be filled with wickedness.

Deuteronomy 15:1-6

At the end of seven years, shalt thou make a release. And, this, shall be the manner of the release, Every creditor who lendeth aught to his neighbour, his hand shall release it, - he shall not exact it of his neighbour or his brother, because there hath been proclaimed a release unto Yahweh. Of a foreigner, thou mayest exact it, - but, what thou hast with thy brother, thy hand shall release;read more.
save, when there shall be among you no needy person, - for Yahweh will indeed bless, thee, in the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee as an inheritance to possess it: only if thou do hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, - to observe to do - all this commandment which I am commanding time to-day. When, Yahweh thy God, hath blessed thee, as he spake unto thee, then shalt thou lead unto many nations but thou, shalt not borrow, and, thou shalt rule over many nations but over thee, shall they not rule.

Deuteronomy 19:15

One witness I shall not rise up, against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, with regard to any sin that he may commit, - at the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses, must a matter be establish.

Leviticus 25:23-43

The land moreover shall not be sold beyond recovery, for, mine, is the land, - for, sojourners and settlers, ye are with me. And, in all the land of your possession, a right of redemption, shall ye give to the land. When thy brother waxeth poor, and so selleth aught of his possession, then may his kinsman that is near unto him come in, and redeem that which was sold by his more.
And, when, any man, hath no kinsman, - but his own hand getteth enough, so that he findeth what is needed to redeem it, then shall he reckon the years since he sold it, and restore the overplus to the man to whom he sold it, - and shall return to his possession. But, if his hand have not found enough to get it back unto him, then shall that which he sold remain in the hand of him that bought it, until the year of the jubilee, - and shall go out in the jubilee, and he shall return unto his possession. And, when, any man, selleth a dwelling-house in a walled city, then shall his right of redemption remain until the completion of a year after he sold it, - for, a year of days, shall his right of redemption remain. But, if it be not redeemed before the end of a full year, then shall the house that is in the city that hath walls be confirmed, beyond recovery, to him who bought it, unto his generations, - it shall not go out in the jubilee. But as for the houses of villages which have no wall round about them, with the fields of land, shall it be reckoned, - a right of redemption, shall belong to it, and, in the jubilee, shall it go out. And as for the cities of the Levites, the houses of the cities of their possession, an age-abiding right of redemption, shall pertain unto the Levites. And, if one of the Levites should not redeem, then shall the sale of the house and the city of his possession go out in the jubilee; for, the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession, in the midst of the sons of Israel. But the field of the pasture-land of their cities, shall not be sold, - for an age-abiding possession, it is unto them. And, when thy brother waxeth poor, and his hand becometh feeble with thee, then shalt thou strengthen him, as a sojourner and a settler, so shall he live with thee. Do not accept from him interest or profit, but stand thou in awe of thy God, - so shall thy brother live with thee. Thy silver, shalt thou not give him on interest, - neither, for profit, shalt thou give him thy food. I - Yahweh, am your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, - to give unto you the land of Canaan, to become your God, And when thy brother waxeth poor with thee, and so selleth himself unto thee, thou shalt not bind him with the bondage of a bondman: as a hired servant, as a settler, shall he remain with thee, - until the year of the jubilee, shall he serve with thee: then shall he go forth from thee, he and his sons with him, - and shall return unto his family, and unto the possession of his fathers, shall he return. For, my bondmen, they are, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt, - they shall not sell themselves with the sale of a bondman. Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour, - so shalt thou stand in awe of thy God.

Micah 7:8-10

Do not rejoice, O mine enemy, against me, Though I fall, I shall rise again! Though I sit in darkness, Yahweh, is a light to me. The indignation of Yahweh, will I bear, for I have sinned against him, - until he take up my controversy, then will he do me justice, he will bring me forth to the light, I shall behold his righteousness. So shall she who had been mine enemy fear, and shame, shall cover her, who used to say unto me - Where is Yahweh thy God? Mine own eyes, shall look upon her, Now, shall she become one to he trodden down, like the mire of the lanes.

Proverbs 23:10-11

Do not move back the ancient boundary, and, into the fields of the fatherless, do not enter; For, their near of kin, is strong, he, will plead their cause with thee.

Isaiah 10:1-4

Alas! for them who ordain iniquitous decree, - And, busy writers, who make a business of writing mischief: 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. What, then, will ye do for the day of visitation, And for the devastation, which from afar, shall come? Unto whom, will ye flee for help? And where will ye leave your gory?read more.
Without me, one hath bowed under a prisoner Yea under the slain, do they fall! For all this, hath his anger, not turned back, But still, is his hand outstretched.

Jeremiah 5:26-29

For there have been found among my people lawless men, - One lieth in wait, as with the stooping of fowlers, They have set a trap, they capture men: As, a cage, is full of birds, So, are, their houses, full of unrighteous gain, - For this cause, have they become great and waxen rich: They have waxed fat, they shine Yea they have overpassed the records of wickedness. The right, have they not determined, the right of the fatherless that they might prosper, - Yea justice to the helpless, have they not more.
Upon these things, shall I not bring punishment? Demandeth Yahweh. Or, on a nation such as this, shall not my soul avenge herself?

Amos 2:6-8

Thus, saith Yahweh, Because of three transgressions of Israel, and because of four, will I not turn it back, - Because they have sold - for silver - the righteous, and the needy - for a pair of shoes: Who strive to bring the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and, the way of the oppressed, they pervert, - Yea, a man and his own father, go in unto the maid, to profane my holy Name! And, on pledged garments, they recline, beside every altar, - and, exacted wine, do they drink, in the house of their God.

Psalm 72:1-4

O God! thy justice, give, unto the king, And thy righteousness, unto the son of a king; May he judge, Thy people with righteousness; And thine oppressed ones with justice; May the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills be laden with righteousness;read more.
May he, Vindicate the oppressed of the people, Bring deliverance to the children of the needy, and, Crush the oppressor.

Proverbs 31:4-9

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor, for dignitaries, to desire strong drink, Lest he drink, and forget that which is decreed, and alter the plea of any who are sorely oppressed. Give strong drink, to him that is perishing, and wine, to such as are embittered in soul:read more.
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and, his wearying toil, let him remember no more. Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all the children of the departed. Open thy mouth - judge righteously, - and administer justice for the poor and the needy.

2 Kings 17:36

But, Yahweh - who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, with great might, and with arm outstretched, him, shall ye revere, - and to him, shall ye bow down, and to him, shall ye sacrifice;

Deuteronomy 10:12-13

Now, therefore, O Israel, what is, Yahweh thy God, asking of thee, - but to revere Yahweh thy God to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Yahweh thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul: to keep the commandments of Yahweh and his statutes, which I am commanding thee to-day, - for thy good?

Deuteronomy 26:16-18

This day, is Yahweh thy God commanding thee to do these statutes and the regulations, - thou shalt therefore observe and do them, with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Thou hast avowed to-day that Yahweh, shall be, thy God, and that thou wilt walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his regulations and wilt hearken unto his voice. And, Yahweh, hath avowed to-day that thou shalt be, his people, as a treasure, as he spake unto thee, - and that thou shalt observe all his commandments;

Deuteronomy 30:16

for thou must keep the commandments of Yahweh thy God which I am commanding thee to-day, to love Yahweh thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes, and his regulations, - so shalt thou live and multiply, and Yahweh thy God will bless thee, in the land which thou art entering to possess.

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Exodus 23:5

When thou seest the ass of him that hateth thee sinking down under his burden, and mightest have foreborne to unload him, thou shalt surely help him to unload,