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But you dishonor the poor! Who are the ones who oppress you and drag you before the judges? The rich!
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But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? And do not they draw you before the judgment seats?
James 2:3 And you have respect to him that is clothed with the fine apparel and shall say to him: Sit thou here well: but say to the poor man: Stand thou there, or: Sit under my footstool:
Psalm 14:6 For the Lord is in the just generation: you have confounded the counsel of the poor man; but the Lord is his hope.
Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him.
Proverbs 17:5 He that despiseth the poor, reproacheth his maker: and he that rejoiceth at another man's ruin, shall not be unpunished.
Ecclesiastes 9:15,16 Now there was found in it a man poor and wise, and he delivered the city by his wisdom, and no man afterward remembered that poor man. . . .
Isaiah 53:3 Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and his look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed him not.
John 8:49 Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father. And you have dishonoured me.
1 Corinthians 11:22 What, have you no houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I praise you? In this I praise you not.
James 5:4 Behold the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which by fraud has been kept back by you, crieth: and the cry of them hath entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
Job 20:19 Because he broke in and stripped the poor: he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.
Psalm 10:2,8,10,14 Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise. . . .
Psalm 12:5 By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor, to increase his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these:
Isaiah 3:14,15 The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and its princes: for you have devoured the vineyard, and the spoil of the poor is in your house. . . .
Amos 2:6,7 Thus saith the Lord: For three crimes of Israel, and for four I will not convert him: because he hath sold the just man for silver, and the poor man for a pair of shoes. . . .
Amos 4:1 Hear this word, ye fat kine that are in the mountains of Samaria: you that oppress the needy, and crush the poor: that say to your masters: Bring, and we will drink.
Amos 5:11 Therefore because you robbed the poor, and took the choice prey from him: you shall build houses with square stone, and shall not dwell in them: you shall plant most delightful vineyards, and shall not drink the wine of them.
Amos 8:4-6 And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place. . . .
Micah 6:11,12 Shall I justify wicked balances, and the deceitful weights of the bag? . . .
Habakkuk 3:14 Thou hast cursed his sceptres, the head of his warriors, them that came out as a whirlwind to scatter me. Their joy was like that of him that devoureth the poor man in secret.
Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, and the fatherless, and the stranger, and the poor: and let not a man devise evil in his heart against his brother.
James 5:6 You have condemned and put to death the Just One: and he resisted you not.
1 Kings 21:11-13 And the men of his city, the ancients and nobles, that dwelt with him in the city, did as Jezabel had commanded them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them; . . .
Acts 4:1-3,26-28 And as they were speaking to the people the priests and the officer of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, . . .
Acts 5:17,18,26,27 Then the high priest rising up, and all they that were with him (which is the heresy of the Sadducees) were filled with envy. . . .
Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up religious and honourable women and the chief men of the city: and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas: and cast them out of their coasts.
Acts 16:19,20 But her masters, seeing that the hope of their gain was gone, apprehending Paul and Silas, brought them into the market place to the rulers. . . .
Acts 17:6 And not finding them, they drew Jason and certain brethren to the rulers of the city, crying: They that set the city in an uproar are come hither also:
Acts 18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him to the judgment seat,
ContextA Warning against Favoritism
…5Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him? 6But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? And do not they draw you before the judgment seats? 7Do not they blaspheme the good name that is invoked upon you?…
The poor will speak with supplications, and the rich will speak roughly.
The rich ruleth over the poor: and the borrower is servant to him that lendeth.
The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and its princes: for you have devoured the vineyard, and the spoil of the poor is in your house.
But Saul made havock of the church, entering in from house to house: and dragging away men and women, committed them to prison.
But her masters, seeing that the hope of their gain was gone, apprehending Paul and Silas, brought them into the market place to the rulers.
1 Corinthians 11:22
What, have you no houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I praise you? In this I praise you not.
Additional TranslationsBut you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?
But you have dishonored the poor. Are not the rich oppressing you and they dragging you into court?
But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats?
But ye have despised the poor [man]. Do not the rich oppress you, and [do not] they drag you before [the] tribunals?
But ye have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats?
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment-seats?
But *you* have put dishonour upon the poor man. Yet is it not the rich who grind you down? Are not they the very people who drag you into the Law courts? --
But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?
and ye did dishonour the poor one; do not the rich oppress you and themselves draw you to judgment-seats;
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