'Stranger' in the Bible
“I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”
But if a stranger sojourns with you, and celebrates the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near to celebrate it; and he shall be like a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person may eat of it.
The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.”
“You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
“You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.
“Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.
Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the Lord your God.
‘When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.
The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.
There shall be one standard for you; it shall be for the stranger as well as the native, for I am the Lord your God.’”
‘Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.
‘Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger’s family,
and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is in your town, and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His name.
and you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your towns.
“When you have finished paying all the tithe of your increase in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan and to the widow, that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.
All Israel with their elders and officers and their judges were standing on both sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, the stranger as well as the native. Half of them stood in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the Lord had given command at first to bless the people of Israel.
These were the appointed cities for all the sons of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them, that whoever kills any person unintentionally may flee there, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood until he stands before the congregation.
It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house.
“Those who live in my house and my maids consider me a stranger.I am a foreigner in their sight.
“Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry;Do not be silent at my tears;For I am a stranger with You,A sojourner like all my fathers.
They slay the widow and the strangerAnd murder the orphans.
I am a stranger in the earth;Do not hide Your commandments from me.
My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor,Have given a pledge for a stranger,
He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it,But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.
The heart knows its own bitterness,And a stranger does not share its joy.
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;A stranger, and not your own lips.
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
“O Hope of Israel,Its Savior in time of distress,Why are You like a stranger in the landOr like a traveler who has pitched his tent for the night?
Thus says the Lord, “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.’
For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’
Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’
A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”
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