And if a man smite
his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall
be surely punished
Thou shalt not wrest
judgment; thou shalt not respect
persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words
of the righteous.
Yet now our flesh
] as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we
bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and [some
] of our daughters are brought unto bondage [already
]: neither [is it
] in our power [to redeem them
]; for other men have our lands and vineyards.
If I did despise the cause
of my manservant or of my maidservant, when
they contended with me; ... Did not he
that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
Psalms 9:12 When
he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth
not the cry of the humble
Psalms 10:14 Thou hast
]; for thou
beholdest mischief and spite, to requite
] with thy hand: the poor committeth
himself unto thee; thou art the helper
of the fatherless.
the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man
of the earth may no more oppress
he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and [him]
that hath no helper. ... He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious
shall their blood be in his sight.
not the poor, because he [is
] poor: neither oppress
the afflicted in the gate
: ... For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil
the soul of those that spoiled them.
masters, do the same
things unto them, forbearing
that your Master
also is in heaven; neither
is there respect of persons with him.
] servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye
also have a Master in heaven.