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Learn to practice what is good; seek justice, alleviate oppression, defend orphans in court, and plead the widow's case.
The second is exactly like it: "You must love your neighbor as yourself.'
A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
The king will answer them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you did it for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.'
"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Administer true justice, and show gracious love and mercy toward each other. You are not to wrong the widow, orphans, the foreigner, or the poor, and you are not to plan evil against each other.
This is what the LORD says: "Uphold justice and righteousness. Deliver from their oppressor those who have been robbed. Don't mistreat or do violence to the alien, the orphan, or the widow, or shed the blood of innocent people in this place.
Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Cry with those who are crying. Live in harmony with each other. Do not be arrogant, but associate with humble people. Do not think that you are wiser than you really are. Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people. read more.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with all people.
He has made it clear to you, mortal man, what is good and what the LORD is requiring from you to act with justice, to treasure the LORD's gracious love, and to walk humbly in the company of your God.
He executes justice for the orphan and the widows, loves the foreigner, and gives them food and clothing."
"Don't deny justice to a foreigner or to an orphan, nor take a widow's garment as collateral for a loan.
""Cursed is the one who perverts justice due the foreigner, the orphan, or the widow.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'
Therefore, whatever you want people to do for you, do the same for them, because this summarizes the Law and the Prophets."
Whoever oppresses the poor to enrich himself and whoever gives gifts to the wealthy will yield only loss.
Whoever oppresses the poor defies their Creator, but whoever is kind to the needy honors them.
The righteous person is concerned about the poor; but the wicked don't understand what they need to know.
Whoever gives to the poor will never lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to their poverty will be cursed.
After careful consideration, Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell into the hands of bandits. They stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. By chance, a priest was traveling along that road. When he saw the man, he went by on the other side. Similarly, a descendant of Levi came to that place. When he saw the man, he also went by on the other side. read more.
But as he was traveling along, a Samaritan came across the man. When the Samaritan saw him, he was moved with compassion. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. 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 and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, "Take good care of him. If you spend more than that, I'll repay you when I come back.' "Of these three men, who do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the bandits?" He said, "The one who showed mercy to him." Jesus told him, "Go and do what he did."
- 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