'Oppression' in the Bible
Jethro said, "Blessed be the LORD, who delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of Pharaoh, and who delivered the people from the oppression of the Egyptians.
If that person has sinned and has been found guilty, then he is to return the stolen thing that he took or obtained by oppression, or the security that had been entrusted to him, or the lost thing that he had found,
So we cried out to the LORD God of our ancestors, and he heard our cries and observed our affliction, trouble, and oppression.
They said, "If you send the Ark of the God of Israel back, don't send it empty, but rather be sure to send back to him a guilt offering. Then you will be healed and will know why his oppression has not been removed from you."
Perhaps the king will listen and deliver his humble servant from the oppression of the man who intends to eliminate both me and my son from what God has apportioned to us!'
But Jehoahaz sought the LORD, and the LORD paid attention to him, because the LORD had been watching the oppression that Israel was enduring from the king of Aram.
The LORD provided Israel with a deliverer, so they escaped the Aramean oppression while the descendants of Israel lived in tents as they had formerly.
Their mouth is full of curses, lies, and oppression, their tongues spread trouble and iniquity.
I will ask God, my Rock, "Why have you forsaken me? Why do I go around mourning under the enemy's oppression?"
Since you are the God who strengthens me, why have you forsaken me? Why do I go around mourning under the enemy's oppression?"
Why are you hiding your face? Why are you ignoring our affliction and oppression?
because of the voice of the enemy, and because of the oppression of the wicked. They bring down evil upon me, and in anger they hate me.
Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.
He will redeem them from oppression and violence, since their lives are precious in his sight.
In their mockery they speak evil; from their arrogant position they speak oppression.
But they became few in number, and humiliated by continued oppression, agony, and sorrow.
Deliver me from human oppression and I will keep your precepts.
Next I turned to consider all kinds of oppression that exists on earth. Look at the tears of the oppressed there is no one to comfort them. Power is on the side of their oppressors; so they have no comforters.
Learn to practice what is good; seek justice, alleviate oppression, defend orphans in court, and plead the widow's case.
Therefore, this is what the Holy One of Israel says: "Because you reject this message, and put your trust in oppression and enjoy it, and since you rely on it,
they've rebelled in treachery against the LORD, and are turning away from following our God; and they've spoken oppression and revolt, and are conceiving lying words from the heart.
For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Cut down trees and set up siege works against Jerusalem. It is the city to be judged, and there is oppression throughout the entire city.
But your eyes and heart are on nothing but your dishonest gain, shedding the blood of innocent people, and practicing oppression and extortion."
Announce this in the fortified citadels of Ashdod, and in the fortified citadels of the land of Egypt. Tell them, "Gather together on the mountains of Samaria; look at the great misery among the citadels, along with the oppression within Egypt.'
Why are you forcing me to look at iniquity and to stare at wickedness? Social havoc and oppression are all around me; there are legal conflicts, and disputes abound.
I have surely seen the oppression of my people in Egypt, I've heard their groans, and I've come down to rescue them. Now come, I'll send you to Egypt.'
I am John, your brother and partner in the oppression, kingdom, and patience that comes because of Jesus. I was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus.