'Oppressed' in the Bible
Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know this for certain: Your offspring will be foreigners in a land that does not belong to them; they will be enslaved and oppressed 400 years.
But the more they oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.
so that at noon you will grope as a blind man gropes in the dark. You will not be successful in anything you do. You will only be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will help you.
A people you don’t know will eat your land’s produce and everything you have labored for. You will only be oppressed and crushed continually.
Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord, because Jabin had 900 iron chariots, and he harshly oppressed them 20 years.
and they oppressed Israel. Because of Midian, the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.
I delivered you from the power of Egypt and the power of all who oppressed you. I drove them out before you and gave you their land.
The Ammonites also crossed the Jordan to fight against Judah, Benjamin, and the house of Ephraim. Israel was greatly oppressed,
Sidonians, Amalekites, and Maonites oppressed you, and you cried out to Me, did I not deliver you from their power?
The Lord’s hand was heavy on the people of Ashdod, terrorizing and afflicting the people of Ashdod and its territory with tumors.
Hazael king of Aram oppressed Israel throughout the reign of Jehoahaz,
Then Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came against Ahaz; he oppressed him and did not give him support.
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 compassionYou gave them deliverers, who rescued themfrom the power of their enemies.
For he oppressed and abandoned the poor;he seized a house he did not build.
Because God has loosened my bowstring and oppressed me,they have cast off restraint in my presence.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,a refuge in times of trouble.
For the oppressed will not always be forgotten;the hope of the afflicted will not perish forever.
doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressedso that men of the earth may terrify them no more.
Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame;let the poor and needy praise Your name.
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
The Lord executes acts of righteousnessand justice for all the oppressed.
Their enemies oppressed them,and they were subdued under their power.
The Lord helps all who fall;He raises up all who are oppressed.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.The Lord raises up those who are oppressed.The Lord loves the righteous.
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,
There is a generation whose teeth are swords,whose fangs are knives,devouring the oppressed from the landand 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.
Again, I observed all the acts of oppression being done under the sun. Look at the tears of those who are oppressed; they have no one to comfort them. Power is with those who oppress them; they have no one to comfort them.
but He will judge the poor righteouslyand execute justice for the oppressed of the land.He will strike the landwith discipline from His mouth,and He will kill the wickedwith a command from His lips.
I chirp like a swallow or a crane;I moan like a dove.My eyes grow weak looking upward.Lord, I am oppressed; support me.
For this is what the Lord God says:“At first My people went down to Egypt to live there,then Assyria oppressed them without cause.
He was oppressed and afflicted,yet He did not open His mouth.Like a lamb led to the slaughterand like a sheep silent before her shearers,He did not open His mouth.
For the High and Exalted Onewho lives forever, whose name is Holy says this:“I live in a high and holy place,and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit,to revive the spirit of the lowlyand revive the heart of the oppressed.
Isn’t the fast I choose:To break the chains of wickedness,to untie the ropes of the yoke,to set the oppressed free,and to tear off every yoke?
This is what the Lord of Hosts says:Israelites and Judeans alike have been oppressed.All their captors hold them fast;they refuse to release them.
Father and mother are treated with contempt, and the foreign resident is exploited within you. The fatherless and widow are oppressed in you.
The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy and unlawfully exploited the foreign resident.
Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment,for he is determined to follow what is worthless.
The Spirit of the Lord is on Me,because He has anointed Meto preach good news to the poor.He has sent Meto proclaim freedom to the captivesand recovery of sight to the blind,to set free the oppressed,
He dealt deceitfully with our race and oppressed our ancestors by making them leave their infants outside, so they wouldn’t survive.