26 Bible Verses about Troubling Groups Of People
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"You must not afflict any widow or orphan.
"You must not wrong a foreigner nor oppress him, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
"You must not oppress a foreigner, since you know the life of a foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
Indeed, he may live among you in any place he chooses, in whichever of your villages he prefers; you must not oppress him.
They made their lives bitter by hard service with mortar and bricks and by all kinds of service in the fields. Every kind of service the Israelites were required to give was rigorous.
The Israelite foremen saw that they were in trouble when they were told, "You must not reduce the daily quota of your bricks."
The locusts were not given permission to kill them, but only to torture them for five months, and their torture was like that of a scorpion when it stings a person.
Joshua said, "Why have you brought disaster on us? The Lord will bring disaster on you today!" All Israel stoned him to death. (They also stoned and burned the others.)
When Ahab saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is it really you, the one who brings disaster on Israel?"
Elijah replied, "I have not brought disaster on Israel. But you and your father's dynasty have, by abandoning the Lord's commandments and following the Baals.
So Achish summoned David and said to him, "As surely as the Lord lives, you are an honest man, and I am glad to have you serving with me in the army. I have found no fault with you from the day that you first came to me until the present time. But in the opinion of the leaders, you are not reliable. So turn and leave in peace. You must not do anything that the leaders of the Philistines consider improper!"
So Achish trusted David, thinking to himself, "He is really hated among his own people in Israel! From now on he will be my servant."
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, then those whom you allow to remain will be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your side, and will cause you trouble in the land where you will be living.
know for certain that the Lord our God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. They will trap and ensnare you; they will be a whip that tears your sides and thorns that blind your eyes until you disappear from this good land the Lord your God gave you.
I will disturb many peoples, when I bring about your destruction among the nations, among countries you do not know.
ruin and misery are in their paths,
I am confident in the Lord that you will accept no other view. But the one who is confusing you will pay the penalty, whoever he may be.
I wish those agitators would go so far as to castrate themselves!
I will establish a place for my people Israel and settle them there; they will live there and not be disturbed any more. Violent men will not oppress them again, as they did in the beginning
and women received back their dead raised to life. But others were tortured, not accepting release, to obtain resurrection to a better life.
"Look! I am about to bring a nation against you, family of Israel." The Lord, the God who commands armies, is speaking. "They will oppress you all the way from Lebo-Hamath to the Stream of the Arabah."
When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, screaming, "These people who have stirred up trouble throughout the world have come here too,
When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, "These men are throwing our city into confusion. They are Jews
For it is right for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
"Therefore I conclude that we should not cause extra difficulty for those among the Gentiles who are turning to God,
Since we have heard that some have gone out from among us with no orders from us and have confused you, upsetting your minds by what they said,
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