19 Bible Verses about Social Justice
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Learn to do what is right! Promote justice! Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! Take up the cause of the orphan! Defend the rights of the widow!
Open your mouth, judge in righteousness, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
The second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
And the king will answer them, 'I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.'
"The Lord who rules over all said, 'Exercise true judgment and show brotherhood and compassion to each other. You must not oppress the widow, the orphan, the foreigner, or the poor, nor should anyone secretly plot evil against his fellow human being.'
The Lord says, "Do what is just and right. Deliver those who have been robbed from those who oppress them. Do not exploit or mistreat foreigners who live in your land, children who have no fathers, or widows. Do not kill innocent people in this land.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people.read more.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people.
He has told you, O man, what is good, and what the Lord really wants from you: He wants you to promote justice, to be faithful, and to live obediently before your God.
who justly treats the orphan and widow, and who loves resident foreigners, giving them food and clothing.
You must not pervert justice due a resident foreigner or an orphan, or take a widow's garment as security for a loan.
Cursed is the one who perverts justice for the resident foreigner, the orphan, and the widow.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'
In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.
Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless! Vindicate the oppressed and suffering!
The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich -- both end up only in poverty.
The one who oppresses the poor insults his Creator, but whoever shows favor to the needy honors him.
The righteous person cares for the legal rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
The one who gives to the poor will not lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to them will receive many curses.
Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him up, and went off, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, but when he saw the injured man he passed by on the other side. So too a Levite, when he came up to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.read more.
But a Samaritan who was traveling came to where the injured man was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him. He went up 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 silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him, and whatever else you spend, I will repay you when I come back this way.' Which of these three do you think became a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" The expert in religious law said, "The one who showed mercy to him." So Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same."
- Social (5 instances)
- 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