Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.
2. (n.) That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny.
3. (n.) A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaOPPRESSION
o-presh'-un: Used in the King James Version to translate a variety of Hebrew words, all of which, however, agree in the general sense of wrong done by violence to others. There are a few cases where the reference is to the oppression of Israel by foreigners, as by their Egyptian masters (Exodus 3:9 Deuteronomy 26:7), or by Syria (2 Kings 13:4), or by an unmentioned nation (Isaiah 30:20 King James Version, margin). In all these cases the Hebrew original is lachats. But in the vast number of cases the reference is to social oppression of one kind or another within Israel's own body. It is frequently theme of psalmist and prophet and wise man. The poor and weak must have suffered greatly at the hands of the stronger and more fortunate. The word lachats, various forms of the root `ashaq, and other words are used by the writers as they express their sorrow and indignation over the wrongs of their afflicted brethren. In his own sorrow, Job remembers the suffering of the oppressed (Job 35:9; Job 36:15); it is a frequent subject of song in the Psalms (Psalm 12:5; Psalm 42:9; Psalm 43:2; 44:24:00; 55:03:00; 119:134); the preacher observes and reflects upon its prevalence (Ecclesiastes 4:1; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Ecclesiastes 7:7 the King James Version); the prophets Amos (3:9), Isaiah (5:7; 59:13), Jeremiah (6:6; 22:17) and Ezekiel (22:7, 29) thundered against it. It was exercised toward strangers and also toward the Israelites themselves, and was never wholly overcome. In James 2:6, "oppress" is the rendering of katadunasteuo, "to exercise harsh control over one," "to use one's power against one."
Greek2561. kakosis -- ill-treatment
... Transliteration: kakosis Phonetic Spelling: (kak'-o-sis) Short Definition: affliction,
ill-treatment Definition: affliction, ill-treatment, oppression, misery. ...
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4. abares -- not burdensome
4506. rhuomai -- to draw to oneself, ie deliver
Strong's Hebrew6233. osheq -- oppression, extortion
... 6232, 6233. osheq. 6234 . oppression, extortion. Transliteration: osheq
Phonetic Spelling: (o'-shek) Short Definition: oppression. ...
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3906. lachats -- oppression, distress
8496. tok -- injury, oppression
4835. merutsah -- a crushing, an oppression
6217. ashuqim -- oppression, extortion
6234. oshqah -- oppression, distress
6115. otser -- restraint, coercion
5792. avvathah -- subversion
4642. maashaqqah -- extortionate act
6125. aqah -- pressure
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ThesaurusOppression (67 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness;
lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs. ...
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Extortion (14 Occurrences)
Restraint (34 Occurrences)
Oppressing (11 Occurrences)
Occurred (23 Occurrences)
Anguish (75 Occurrences)
Samuel (129 Occurrences)
Misery (38 Occurrences)
Robbery (18 Occurrences)
Judges (117 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceOppression (67 Occurrences)
Matthew 13:21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
Matthew 24:9 Then they will deliver you up to oppression, and will kill you. You will be hated by all of the nations for my name's sake.
Matthew 24:21 for then there will be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.
Matthew 24:29 But immediately after the oppression of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;
Mark 4:17 They have no root in themselves, but are short-lived. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble.
Mark 13:19 For in those days there will be oppression, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be.
Mark 13:24 But in those days, after that oppression, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light,
John 16:33 I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."
Acts 7:34 I have seen, yes, I have seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their groans, and I have come down to deliver them. And now I will send you to Egypt.'
Acts 11:19 They therefore who were scattered abroad by the oppression that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews only.
Romans 2:9 oppression and anguish, on every soul of man who works evil, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
1 Corinthians 7:28 But if you marry, you have not sinned. If a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have oppression in the flesh, and I want to spare you.
Hebrews 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tried by temptation, they were killed with the sword. They went from place to place in sheepskins or goatskins, enduring want, oppression and cruelty.
Revelation 1:9 I John, your brother and partner with you in oppression, Kingdom, and perseverance in Christ Jesus, was on the isle that is called Patmos because of God's Word and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 2:9 "I know your works, oppression, and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 2:10 Don't be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will throw her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great oppression, unless they repent of her works.
Exodus 3:9 Now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me. Moreover I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
Leviticus 6:4 then it shall be, if he has sinned, and is guilty, he shall restore that which he took by robbery, or the thing which he has gotten by oppression, or the deposit which was committed to him, or the lost thing which he found,
Deuteronomy 4:30 When you are in oppression, and all these things are come on you, in the latter days you shall return to Yahweh your God, and listen to his voice:
Deuteronomy 26:7 and we cried to Yahweh, the God of our fathers, and Yahweh heard our voice, and saw our affliction, and our toil, and our oppression;
Deuteronomy 28:33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed away:
1 Samuel 26:24 Behold, as your life was respected this day in my eyes, so let my life be respected in the eyes of Yahweh, and let him deliver me out of all oppression."
1 Kings 22:27 and thou hast said, Thus said the king, Place ye this one in the house of restraint, and cause him to eat bread of oppression, and water of oppression, till my coming in peace.'
2 Kings 13:4 Jehoahaz begged Yahweh, and Yahweh listened to him; for he saw the oppression of Israel, how that the king of Syria oppressed them.
2 Chronicles 18:26 and ye have said, Thus said the king, Put ye this 'one' in the house of restraint, and cause him to eat bread of oppression, and water of oppression, till my return in peace.'
Job 35:9 "By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out. They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.
Job 36:15 He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear in oppression.
Psalms 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
Psalms 12:5 "Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says Yahweh; "I will set him in safety from those who malign him."
Psalms 42:9 I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
Psalms 43:2 For you are the God of my strength. Why have you rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Psalms 44:24 Why do you hide your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression?
Psalms 55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring suffering on me. In anger they hold a grudge against me.
Psalms 55:11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: Oppression and guile depart not from its streets.
Psalms 62:10 Don't trust in oppression. Don't become vain in robbery. If riches increase, don't set your heart on them.
Psalms 72:14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his sight.
Psalms 73:8 They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
Psalms 107:39 Again, they are diminished and bowed down through oppression, trouble, and sorrow.
Psalms 119:134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, so I will observe your precepts.
Proverbs 24:2 For their heart studieth oppression, And their lips talk of mischief.
Ecclesiastes 4:1 Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of those who were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a district, don't marvel at the matter: for one official is eyed by a higher one; and there are officials over them.
Ecclesiastes 7:7 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of Yahweh of Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry of distress.
Isaiah 10:1 Woe unto them that decree iniquitous decrees, and to the writers that prescribe oppression,
Isaiah 30:12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely on it;
Isaiah 30:20 And the Lord will give you the bread of adversity, and the water of oppression; yet thy teachers shall not be hidden any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers.
Isaiah 38:14 As a crane -- a swallow -- so I chatter, I mourn as a dove, Drawn up have been mine eyes on high, O Jehovah, oppression 'is' on me, be my surety.
Isaiah 53:8 He was taken away by oppression and judgment; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living and stricken for the disobedience of my people?
Isaiah 54:14 In righteousness you shall be established: you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not be afraid; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.
Isaiah 58:9 Then at the sound of your voice, the Lord will give an answer; at your cry he will say, Here am I. If you take away from among you the yoke, the putting out of the finger of shame, and the evil word;
Isaiah 59:13 transgressing and denying Yahweh, and turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
Jeremiah 6:6 For thus has Yahweh of Armies said, Cut down trees, and cast up a mound against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her.
Jeremiah 9:6 There is wrong on wrong, deceit on deceit; they have given up the knowledge of me, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
Lamentations 3:59 Yahweh, you have seen my wrong. Judge my cause.
Ezekiel 18:18 As for his father, because he practised oppression, exercised robbery upon his brother, and did what was not good among his people, behold, he shall die in his iniquity.
Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.
Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained of your neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says the Lord Yahweh.
Ezekiel 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery; yes, they have troubled the poor and needy, and have oppressed the foreigner wrongfully.
Ezekiel 45:9 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Let it suffice you, princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute justice and righteousness; dispossessing my people, says the Lord Yahweh.
Ezekiel 46:18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.
Hosea 8:10 But although they sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them; and they begin to waste away because of the oppression of the king of mighty ones.
Amos 3:9 Proclaim in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria, and see what unrest is in her, and what oppression is among them."
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