'Oppression' in the Bible
And now behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me; and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
and we cried to Jehovah, the God of our fathers, and Jehovah heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression;
(And Jehoahaz besought Jehovah, and Jehovah hearkened to him; for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.
But he delivereth the afflicted in his affliction, and openeth their ear in their oppression.
His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
Because of the oppression of the afflicted, because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith Jehovah, I will set him in safety, at whom they puff.
I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou cast me off? why go I about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
Because of the voice of the enemy; because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in anger they persecute me.
Perversities are in the midst thereof; and oppression and deceit depart not from its streets.
Put not confidence in oppression, and become not vain in robbery; if wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.
He will redeem their souls from oppression and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:
And they are diminished and brought low, through oppression, adversity, and sorrow:
Deliver me from the oppression of man; and I will keep thy precepts.
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.
Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad, and a gift destroyeth the heart.
Woe unto them that decree iniquitous decrees, and to the writers that prescribe oppression,
Therefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel: Because ye reject this word, and confide in oppression and wilfulness, and depend thereon,
And the Lord will give you the bread of adversity, and the water of oppression; yet thy teachers shall not be hidden any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers.
He was taken from oppression and from judgment; and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near thee.
in transgressing and lying against Jehovah, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
For thus hath Jehovah of hosts said: Hew ye down trees, and cast a mound against Jerusalem. She is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her.
But thine eyes and thy heart are only on thine extortion, and on the blood of the innocent, to shed it, and on oppression and on violence, to do it.
As for his father, because he practised oppression, exercised robbery upon his brother, and did what was not good among his people, behold, he shall die in his iniquity.
In thee have they made light of father and mother; in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger; in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast overreached thy neighbours by oppression, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord Jehovah.
The people of the land use oppression and practise robbery; and they vex the poor and needy, and oppress the stranger wrongfully.
And the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance, to thrust them by oppression out of their possession: he shall give his sons an inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every one from his possession.