25+ Important Bible Verses About Unfair Employers

25+ Important Bible Verses About Unfair Employers

James 5:4 – The Cry of the Unfairly Treated Workers

Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

Colossians 4:1 – Treat Your Employees Fairly

Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Proverbs 22:16 – Exploitation of the Poor

Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Matthew 20:8-9 – Fair Compensation

And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, β€˜Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius.

Leviticus 19:13 – Fair Wages

You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired worker shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

1 Timothy 5:18 – Fair Payment for Work

For the Scripture says, β€œYou shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, β€œThe laborer deserves his wages.”

Proverbs 28:8 – Greed Leads to Exploitation

Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

Romans 4:4 – Wages as a Right

Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

Proverbs 14:31 – Oppressing the Poor

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Ephesians 6:9 – Equal Treatment

Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15 – Fair Wages for Workers

You shall not oppress a hired servant 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. You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the Lord, and you be guilty of sin.

Proverbs 21:13 – Sharing with the Poor

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

Jeremiah 22:13 – Wages withheld

Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages.

Matthew 7:12 – The Golden Rule

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Proverbs 11:1 – Dishonest Scales

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.

2 Chronicles 24:12 – Fair Treatment of Workers

And the king and Jehoiada gave it to those who had charge of the work of the house of the Lord, and they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of the Lord, and also workers in iron and bronze to repair the house of the Lord.

Proverbs 22:22-23 – Robbing the Poor

Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate, for the Lord will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.

Isaiah 58:6-7 – Sharing with the Needy

Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Proverbs 28:3 – Ruling with Oppression

A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food.

Matthew 25:31-46 – Helping the Least

Then the righteous will answer him, saying, β€˜Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, β€˜Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Isaiah 58:3-4 – Exploiting Workers

β€˜Why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’ Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure, and oppress all your workers. Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high.

Proverbs 3:27-28 – Fair Treatment

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, β€˜Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it’—when you have it with you.

Isaiah 10:2 – Exploitation of Workers

They turn aside the needy from justice and rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

John 13:14-15 – Serving Others

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

Psalm 72:12-14 – Delivering the Needy

For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight.

1 John 3:17 – Sharing with Those in Need

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?

Proverbs 17:5 – Mocking the Poor

Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

Psalm 140:12 – God’s Justice for the Poor

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

Proverbs 19:17 – Generosity towards the Poor

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Exodus 23:6-7 – Fair Treatment of the Poor

You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit. Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.

Luke 16:13 – Serving One Master

No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Proverbs 30:8-9 – Avoiding Deceitful Riches

Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, β€˜Who is the Lord?’ or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.

Proverbs 17:15 – Just Judgment

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.

Jeremiah 22:3 – Administering Justice and Equity

Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Isaiah 3:14-15 – Exploitation of the Poor

The Lord enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: β€œIt 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.

Proverbs 14:21 – Showing Mercy to the Needy

Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

Proverbs 22:7 – Borrowing and Slavery

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Isaiah 10:1 – Woe to the Unjust Rulers

Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression.

Proverbs 29:7 – Righteous Care for the Poor

The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.

Matthew 6:24 – Serving God or Riches

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Proverbs 19:22 – Kindness to the Poor

What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.

James 2:6-7 – Favoritism and Discrimination

But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?

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