Deuteronomy 24:14
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New International Version
Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns.

New Living Translation
"Never take advantage of poor and destitute laborers, whether they are fellow Israelites or foreigners living in your towns.

English Standard Version
“You shall not oppress a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns.

Berean Study Bible
Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother or a foreigner residing in one of your towns.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

Christian Standard Bible
"Do not oppress a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether one of your Israelite brothers or one of the resident aliens in a town in your land.

Contemporary English Version
If you hire poor people to work for you, don't hold back their pay, whether they are Israelites or foreigners who live in your town.

Good News Translation
"Do not cheat poor and needy hired servants, whether they are Israelites or foreigners living in one of your towns.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land.

International Standard Version
Don't take advantage of a hired person who is poor and needy, whether he's your fellow citizen or a foreigner who lives in your city.

NET Bible
You must not oppress a lowly and poor servant, whether one from among your fellow Israelites or from the resident foreigners who are living in your land and villages.

New Heart English Bible
You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers, or of your foreigners who are in your land within your gates:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't withhold pay from hired workers who are poor and needy, whether they are Israelites or foreigners living in one of your cities.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not do violence unto a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he is of thy brethren or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of your brethren, or of your strangers that are in your land within your gates:

American King James Version
You shall not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers, or of your strangers that are in your land within your gates:

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy sojourners that are in thy land within thy gates:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not refuse the hire of the needy, and the poor, whether he be thy brother, or a stranger that dwelleth with thee in the land, and is within thy gates:

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant [who is] poor and needy of thy brethren, or of thy sojourners who are in thy land within thy gates:

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he is of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

World English Bible
You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers, or of your foreigners who are in your land within your gates:

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not oppress a hireling, poor and needy, of thy brethren or of thy sojourner who is in thy land within thy gates;
Study Bible
Additional Laws
13be sure to return it to him by sunset, so that he may sleep in his own cloak and bless you, and this will be credited to you as righteousness before the LORD your God. 14Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother or a foreigner residing in one of your towns. 15You are to pay his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he may cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:18
For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain," and, "The worker is worthy of his wages."

Leviticus 19:13
You must not defraud your neighbor or rob him. You must not withhold until morning the wages due a hired hand.

Leviticus 25:35
Now if your countryman becomes destitute and cannot support himself among you, you are to help him like a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you.

Deuteronomy 15:7
If there is a poor man among your brothers within any of the gates in the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you are not to harden your heart or shut your hand from your poor brother.

Job 31:13
If I have rejected the cause of my manservant or maidservant when they made a complaint against me,

Proverbs 14:31
He who oppresses the poor taunts their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors Him.

Amos 4:1
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, who say to your husbands, "Bring us more to drink."

Treasury of Scripture

You shall not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers, or of your strangers that are in your land within your gates:

Leviticus 25:40-43 But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with you, …

Job 24:10,11 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the …

Job 31:13-15 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, …

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors …

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives …

Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of …

Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and …

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, …

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

Luke 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as …







(14, 15) Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant.--So Leviticus 19:13. "The wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning." (Comp. also Jeremiah 22:13; Malachi 3:5; James 5:4.)

Verses 14, 15. - The wage of the laborer was to be punctually paid, whether he were an Israelite or a foreigner (cf. Leviticus 19:13; the law there is repeated here, with a special reference to the distress which the withholding of the hire from a poor man even for a day might occasion). Thou shall not oppress an hired servant,.... That is hired by the day, as appears by Deuteronomy 24:15; though the law may include such as are hired by the week, or month, or year; neither of whom are to be oppressed by any means, and chiefly by detaining their wages; so the Jerusalem Targum explains the phrase,"ye shall not detain by force the hire of the hired servant;''nor by fraud, as in James 5:4,

that is poor and needy; and so cannot bear the lest oppression of this kind, nor to have his wages detained from him any time, and much less wholly to be defrauded of them:

whether he be of thy brethren; an Israelite, and so a brother both by nation and religion:

or of thy strangers that are in thy land, within thy gates; Jarchi interprets this, both of proselytes of righteousness, and of proselytes of the gate; which latter are plainly described by this clause, and the former must be included; for, if proselytes of the gate are not to be oppressed, much less proselytes of righteousness, who were in all respects as Israelites, the same law was to them both. Jarchi says, the phrase "in thy land" is intended to comprehend the hire of beasts, and of vessels; and these in the Misnah (o) are said to be comprehended in this precept, as well as the hire of man.

(o) Bava Metzia, c. 9. sect. 12. 14, 15. Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy—Hired servants in the East are paid at the close of the day; and for a master to defraud the laborer of his hire, or to withhold it wrongfully for a night, might have subjected a poor man with his family to suffering and was therefore an injustice to be avoided (Le 19:13).24:14-22 It is not hard to prove that purity, piety, justice, mercy, fair conduct, kindness to the poor and destitute, consideration for them, and generosity of spirit, are pleasing to God, and becoming in his redeemed people. The difficulty is to attend to them in our daily walk and conversation.
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