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a great cry
Exodus 3:7
Then the LORD said, "I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.
Exodus 22:25-27
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"If you lend money to My people-- to the poor person among you, you must not be like a moneylender to him; you must not charge him interest.
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"If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as collateral, return it to him before sunset.
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For it is his only covering; it is the clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will listen because I am compassionate.
Job 31:38
If my land cries out against me and its furrows join in weeping,
Job 31:39
if I have consumed its produce without payment or shown contempt for its tenants,
Job 34:28
but caused the poor to cry out to Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.
Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah, the plant He delighted in. He looked for justice but saw injustice, for righteousness, but heard cries of wretchedness.
Luke 18:7
Will not God grant justice to His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [to help] them?
James 5:4
Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who reaped your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.
their brethren
Leviticus 25:35-37
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"If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you.
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Do not profit or take interest from him, but fear your God and let your brother live among you.
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You are not to lend him your silver with interest or sell [him] your food for profit.
Deuteronomy 15:7-11
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"If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the LORD your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.
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Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has.
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Be careful that there isn't this wicked thought in your heart, 'The seventh year, the year of canceling debts, is near,' and you are stingy toward your poor brother and give him [nothing]. He will cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty.
10
Give to him, and don't have a stingy heart when you give, and because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you do.
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For there will never cease to be poor people in the land; that is why I am commanding you, 'You must willingly open your hand to your afflicted and poor brother in your land.'
Acts 7:26
The next day he showed up while they were fighting and tried to reconcile them peacefully, saying, 'Men, you are brothers. Why are you mistreating each other?'
1 Corinthians 6:6-8
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Instead, brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!
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Therefore, it is already a total defeat for you that you have lawsuits against one another. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather be cheated?
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Instead, you act unjustly and cheat-- and this to brothers!