Deuteronomy 15:9 “Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near, so that you do not show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.”
Proverbs 13:23 “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”
Proverbs 14:21 “He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.”
Proverbs 15:25 “The LORD tears down the proud man’s house but he keeps the widow’s boundaries intact.”
Proverbs 16:19 “Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.”
Proverbs 28:3 “A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.”
Proverbs 31:9 “Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
Ecclesiastes 5:8 “If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.”
Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
Isaiah 3:14-15 “The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses. What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?’ declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.”
Isaiah 25:4 “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall.”
Isaiah 29:19 “Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD ; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.”
Isaiah 41:17 “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.”
Isaiah 58:6-7 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”
Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”
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