Most Relevant Verses
Learn to do what is good.
Correct the oppressor.
Defend the rights of the fatherless.
Plead the widow’s cause.
The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
“And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’
“The Lord of Hosts says this: Make fair decisions. Show faithful love and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor, and do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.
This is what the Lord says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Don’t exploit or brutalize the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Don’t shed innocent blood in this place.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Be in agreement with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Try to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes. read more.
If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.
Mankind, He has told you what is good
and what it is the Lord requires of you:
to act justly,
to love faithfulness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.
Do not deny justice to a foreigner or fatherless child, and do not take a widow’s garment as security.
‘The one who denies justice to a foreigner, a fatherless child, or a widow is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them—this is the Law and the Prophets.
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,
and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.
The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker,
but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.
The righteous person knows the rights of the poor,
but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.
The one who gives to the poor
will not be in need,
but one who turns his eyes away
will receive many curses.
Jesus took up the question and said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him up, and fled, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.read more.
But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw the man, he had compassion. He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him. When I come back I’ll reimburse you for whatever extra you spend.’ “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” “The one who showed mercy to him,” he said.Then Jesus told him, “Go and do the same.”
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- Bereaved, Care For
- Caring For Others
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- Helping The Poor
- Oppressing Foreigners
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- Poverty, Attitudes Towards
- Poverty, Remedies For