19 Bible Verses about Social Justice
Most Relevant Verses
Learn to do good;
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow.
The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
“Thus has the Lord of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother; and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.’
Thus says the Lord, “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.read more.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?
He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
“You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow’s garment in pledge.
‘Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself
Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker,
But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor,
The wicked does not understand such concern.
He who gives to the poor will never want,
But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
Jesus replied and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead. And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.read more.
But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him. On the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.’ Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.”
- Bad Leadership
- Bereaved, Care For
- Caring For Others
- God Caring For Orphans
- Helping The Poor
- Oppressing Foreigners
- Oppression, Nature Of
- People Helping Orphans
- Poverty, Attitudes Towards
- Poverty, Remedies For