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" 'Do not defraud your neighbor or rob him. " 'Do not hold back the wages of a hired man overnight.
Leviticus 19:13
Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year will be food for you,for yourself, your manservant and maidservant, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you,
Leviticus 25:6
Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.
Leviticus 25:43
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do.
Deuteronomy 5:14
Do not consider it a hardship to set your servant free, because his service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do. The Firstborn Animals
Deuteronomy 15:18
Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns.
Pay him his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and is counting on it. Otherwise he may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.
Deuteronomy 24:14-15
"Does not man have hard service on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired man?
Like a slave longing for the evening shadows, or a hired man waiting eagerly for his wages,
so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me.
Job 7:1-3
"Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.
Job 14:1
So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired man.
Job 14:6
"If I have denied justice to my menservants and maidservants when they had a grievance against me,
what will I do when God confronts me? What will I answer when called to account?
Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?
Job 31:13-15
He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich,both come to poverty. Sayings of the Wise
Proverbs 22:16
If a man pampers his servant from youth, he will bring grief in the end.
Proverbs 29:21
"Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his countrymen work for nothing, not paying them for their labor.
Jeremiah 22:13
"So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty. Robbing God
Malachi 3:5
take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff; for the worker is worth his keep.
Matthew 10:10
Stay in that house, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
Luke 10:7
So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.
Luke 15:15
Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation.
Romans 4:4
And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.The Armor of God
Ephesians 6:9
Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.Further Instructions
Colossians 4:1
For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain," and "The worker deserves his wages."
1 Timothy 5:18
Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back for good,
no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.
Philemon 1:15-16
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.
James 5:4
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