on the Door
|On Resident Aliens
by God, as written in the Bible
"Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him; for ye were
strangers in the land of Egypt. Ye shall not afflict any widow, or
fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at
all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; and my wrath shall wax
hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be
widows, and your children fatherless." (Exodus 22:21-24)
"Also thou shall not oppress a stranger; for ye know the heart of
a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt."
"When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress
the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as a citizen
among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens
in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD." (Leviticus 19:33, 34)
"For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great
God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who
executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the
strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the
stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt."
"You shall not deprive a resident alien or an orphan of justice; you
shall not take a widow's garment in a pledge. Remember that you
were a slave in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you from
there; therefore, I command you to do this." (Deuteronomy 24:17, 18)
"Thus says the LORD: Act with justice and righteousness, and deliver
from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed. And
do no wrong or violence to the alien, the orphan, and the widow, or
shed innocent blood in this place." (Jeremiah 22:3)
"Divide this land among your tribes. It is to be your permanent
possession. The foreigners who are living among you and who have
had children born here are also to receive their share of the land when
you divide it. They are to be treated like full Israelite citizens and are to
draw lots for shares of the land along with the tribes of Israel. All
foreign residents will receive their share with the people of the tribe
among whom they are living. I , the Sovereign LORD, have spoken."
(Ezekiel 47: 21-23)
"It was in faith that all these persons died. They did not receive the
things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them
and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners
and refugees on earth. Those who said those things made it clear that
they were looking for their homeland...a better country they longed for,
the heavenly country. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their
God, because he has prepared a city for them." (Hebrews 11:13-16)
"Dearly beloved, I urge you as aliens and pilgrims not to give in to
bodily passions, which are at war against the soul." (I Peter 2:11)
Note.- The context of the above quotes is resident aliens who follow God.
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