Isaiah 3:14-15; Isaiah 10:2; Isaiah 10:30; Isaiah 14:32; Isaiah 26:6; Isaiah 32:7; Isaiah 41:17; Isaiah 49:13; Isaiah 51:21; Isaiah 54:11; Isaiah 58:7; Isaiah 66:2
The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: "It 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.
to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.
Cry out, O Daughter of Gallim! Listen, O Laishah! Poor Anathoth!
What answer shall be given to the envoys of that nation? "The LORD has established Zion, and in her his afflicted people will find refuge."
Feet trample it down-- the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.
The scoundrel's methods are wicked, he makes up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.
"The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
Therefore hear this, you afflicted one, made drunk, but not with wine.
"O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires.
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-- when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?" declares the LORD. "This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.