'Oppression' in the Bible
So we called out to Yahweh, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our cry and saw our misery, hardship, and oppression.
Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them deliver you in the time of your oppression.”
Then Jehoahaz sought the Lord’s favor, and the Lord heard him, for He saw the oppression the king of Aram inflicted on Israel.
You saw the oppression of our ancestors in Egyptand heard their cry at the Red Sea.
People cry out because of severe oppression;they shout for help because of the arm of the mighty.
“Because of the oppression of the afflictedand the groaning of the poor,I will now rise up,” says the Lord.“I will put the one who longs for it in a safe place.”
I will say to God, my rock,“Why have You forgotten me?Why must I go about in sorrowbecause of the enemy’s oppression?”
For You are the God of my refuge.Why have You rejected me?Why must I go about in sorrowbecause of the enemy’s oppression?
Why do You hide Yourselfand forget our affliction and oppression?
destruction is inside it;oppression and deceit never leave its marketplace.
Place no trust in oppression,or false hope in robbery.If wealth increases,pay no attention to it.
He will redeem them from oppression and violence,for their lives are precious in his sight.
They mock, and they speak maliciously;they arrogantly threaten oppression.
When they are diminished and are humbledby cruel oppression and sorrow,
Redeem me from human oppression,and I will keep Your precepts.
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.
If you see oppression of the poor and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don’t be astonished at the situation, because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them.
Therefore the Holy One of Israel says:“Because you have rejected this messageand have trusted in oppression and deceit,and have depended on them,
The Lord will give you meager bread and water during oppression, but your Teacher will not hide Himself any longer. Your eyes will see your Teacher,
He was taken away because of oppression and judgment;and who considered His fate?For He was cut off from the land of the living;He was struck because of my people’s rebellion.
and you will be establishedon a foundation of righteousness.You will be far from oppression,you will certainly not be afraid;you will be far from terror,it will certainly not come near you.
transgression and deception against the Lord,turning away from following our God,speaking oppression and revolt,conceiving and uttering lying words from the heart.
For this is what the Lord of Hosts says:Cut down the trees;raise a siege ramp against Jerusalem.This city must be punished.There is nothing but oppression within her.
But you have eyes and a heart for nothingexcept your own dishonest profit,shedding innocent bloodand committing extortion and oppression.
“This is what the Lord God says: You have gone too far, princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Put an end to your evictions of My people.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdodand on the citadels in the land of Egypt:Assemble on the mountains of Samariaand see the great turmoil in the cityand the acts of oppression within it.
Whatever you plot against the Lord,He will bring it to complete destruction;oppression will not rise up a second time.
Why do You force me to look at injustice?Why do You tolerate wrongdoing?Oppression and violence are right in front of me.Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates.
I have observed the oppression of My people in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to rescue them. And now, come, I will send you to Egypt.