'Oppressed' in the Bible
When the sun was setting, a deep sleep overcame Abram, and a horror (a terror, a shuddering fear) of great darkness assailed and oppressed him.
Then the Lord said to Abram, "Know this for certain: Your offspring will be strangers in a land that does not belong to them; they will be enslaved and oppressed 400 years.
And Abram said to Sarai, Behold, thy maidservant is in thy hand: do to her what is good in thine eyes. And Sarai oppressed her; and she fled from her face.
So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, "The Lord has looked with pity on my oppressed condition. Surely my husband will love me now."
If the God of my father -- the God of Abraham, the one whom Isaac fears -- had not been with me, you would certainly have sent me away empty-handed! But God saw how I was oppressed and how hard I worked, and he rebuked you last night."
But the more they oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.
"A person sins against the LORD by acting treacherously toward his neighbor regarding something entrusted to his care, regarding security for a loan, robbery, if he has oppressed his neighbor,
"A wandering Aramean was my ancestor, who went down to Egypt and traveled there with very few family members, yet there he became a great, powerful, and populous nation. But the Egyptians oppressed us, afflicted us, and assigned us to hard labor.
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the LORD because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.
And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.
and they oppressed Israel. Because of Midian, the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.
And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land;
And that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Israel: eighteen years, all the children of Israel that were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead.
The Ammonites also crossed the Jordan to fight against Judah, Benjamin, and the house of Ephraim. Israel was greatly oppressed,
And the LORD replied unto the sons of Israel, Were you not oppressed by Egypt, by the Amorites, by the sons of Ammon, by the Philistines,
Sidonians, Amalekites, and Maonites oppressed you, and you cried out to Me, did I not deliver you from their power?
But Hannah replied, "No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD.
The Lord severely oppressed the people of Ashdod, terrorizing and afflicting the people of Ashdod and its territory with tumors.
And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that oppressed you:
Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken ought of any man's hand.
When Jacob and his sons had come into Egypt [and the Egyptians oppressed them], and your fathers cried to the Lord, then the Lord sent Moses and Aaron, who brought forth your fathers out of Egypt and made them dwell in this place.
And the men of Israel have seen that they are distressed, that the people hath been oppressed, and the people hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.
You deliver oppressed people, but you watch the proud and bring them down.
And Jehoahaz besought the LORD, and the LORD hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.
But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.
Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.
Then Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came against Ahaz; he oppressed him and did not give him support.
And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guiltiness, seeing that thou our God hast intervened that we no longer be oppressed because of our iniquities and hast given us such an escape as this,
The governors who preceded me had heavily burdened the people, taking food and wine from them, as well as a pound of silver. Their subordinates also oppressed the people, but I didn't do this, because of the fear of God.
So You handed them over to their enemies, who oppressed them. In their time of distress, they cried out to You, and You heard from heaven. In Your abundant compassion You gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the power of their enemies.
"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;
Because God has loosened my bowstring and oppressed me, they have cast off restraint in my presence.
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
He'll deliver the afflicted through their afflictions and open their ears when they are oppressed."
If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (indeed I have freed him that without cause oppressed me;)
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
For the one who takes revenge against murderers took notice of the oppressed; he did not overlook their cry for help
when they prayed: "Have mercy on me, Lord! See how I am oppressed by those who hate me, O one who can snatch me away from the gates of death!
For the oppressed will not always be forgotten; the hope of the afflicted will not perish forever.
The wicked arrogantly chase the oppressed; the oppressed are trapped by the schemes the wicked have dreamed up.
He lies in ambush in a hidden place, like a lion in a thicket; he lies in ambush, waiting to catch the oppressed; he catches the oppressed by pulling in his net.
Rise up, Lord! O God, strike him down! Do not forget the oppressed!
Lord, you have heard the request of the oppressed; you make them feel secure because you listen to their prayer.
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
"Because the poor are being oppressed, because the needy are sighing, I will now arise," says the LORD, "I will establish in safety those who yearn for it."
You would frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD is their refuge.
Indeed, you deliver the oppressed, but you bring down those who exalt themselves in their own eyes.
For he did not despise or detest the suffering of the oppressed; he did not ignore him; when he cried out to him, he responded.
Let the oppressed eat and be filled! Let those who seek his help praise the Lord! May you live forever!
Turn toward me and have mercy on me, for I am lonely and oppressed.
I will boast in the Lord; let the oppressed hear and rejoice!
This oppressed man cried out and the Lord heard; he saved him from all his troubles.
With all my strength I will say, "O Lord, who can compare to you? You rescue the oppressed from those who try to overpower them; the oppressed and needy from those who try to rob them."
But the oppressed will possess the land and enjoy great prosperity.
Evil men draw their swords and prepare their bows, to bring down the oppressed and needy, and to slaughter those who are godly.
I am oppressed and needy! May the Lord pay attention to me! You are my helper and my deliverer! O my God, do not delay!
Why do you look the other way, and ignore the way we are oppressed and mistreated?
for you live among them. You sustain the oppressed with your good blessings, O God.
I am oppressed and suffering! O God, deliver and protect me!
The oppressed look on -- let them rejoice! You who seek God, may you be encouraged!
I am oppressed and needy! O God, hurry to me! You are my helper and my deliverer! O Lord, do not delay!
May he rule your people with right decisions and your oppressed ones with justice.
He will defend the oppressed among the people; he will deliver the children of the poor and crush the oppressor.
For he will rescue the needy when they cry out for help, and the oppressed who have no defender.
Do not hand the life of your dove over to a wild animal! Do not continue to disregard the lives of your oppressed people!
O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
when God arose to execute judgment, and to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. (Selah)
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
A prayer of David. Listen O Lord! Answer me! For I am oppressed and needy.
Since my youth I have been oppressed and in danger of death. I bear your dread and am overwhelmed.
The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament before the Lord. O Lord, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my cry for help!
The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
For he never bothered to show kindness; he harassed the oppressed and needy, and killed the disheartened.
For I am oppressed and needy, and my heart beats violently within me.
Indeed, you oppressed me so much that I nearly fell, but the LORD helped me.
I know that the Lord defends the cause of the oppressed and vindicates the poor.
The Lord helps all who fall; He raises up all who are oppressed.
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
The Lord opens [the eyes of] the blind. The Lord raises up those who are oppressed. The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord lifts up the oppressed, but knocks the wicked to the ground.
For the Lord takes delight in his people; he exalts the oppressed by delivering them.
All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate,
A man oppressed with the blood of a soul, Unto the pit fleeth, none taketh hold on him.
There is a generation whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, devouring the oppressed from the land and the needy from among mankind.
Otherwise, they will drink, forget what is decreed, and pervert justice for all the oppressed.
Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.
So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
Don't be surprised when you see the poor oppressed and the violent perverting both justice and verdicts in a province, for one high official watches another, and there are ones higher still over them.
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
to keep the poor from getting fair treatment, and to deprive the oppressed among my people of justice, so they can steal what widows own, and loot what belongs to orphans.
but He will judge the poor righteously and execute justice for the oppressed of the land. He will strike the land with discipline from His mouth, and He will kill the wicked with a command from His lips.
Many nations will take them and bring them to their land and their own place. The house of Israel will put those nations to conscripted labor in the LORD's land. They will take captive those who were their captors, and will rule continually over those who oppressed them.
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