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Joe S. wrote:
> "Astro Guy" <Use-Author-Address-Header@[127.1]> wrote in message
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> > On 31 May 2006, [email protected] wrote:
> >>Where in the Bible does it say we need to uphold justice (if at all)?
> >>and where is justice defined in the Bible?
> Micah 6:8
> He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of
> you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
> Amos 5:24
> But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing
> Leviticus Chapter 19:
> 13 " 'Do not defraud your neighbor or rob him.
> " 'Do not hold back the wages of a hired man overnight.
> 14 " 'Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind,
> but fear your God. I am the LORD.
> 15 " 'Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or
> favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
> 16 " 'Do not go about spreading slander among your people.
> " 'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the
> 17 " 'Do not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly
> so you will not share in his guilt.
> 18 " 'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but
> love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
> Deuteronomy Chapter 15
> The Year for Canceling Debts
> 1 At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. 2 This is how it
> is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel the loan he has made to his
> fellow Israelite. He shall not require payment from his fellow Israelite or
> brother, because the LORD's time for canceling debts has been proclaimed. 3
> You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt your
> brother owes you. 4 However, there should be no poor among you, for in the
> land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will
> richly bless you, 5 if only you fully obey the LORD your God and are careful
> to follow all these commands I am giving you today. 6 For the LORD your God
> will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but
> will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule
> over you.
> 7 If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the
> land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or
> tightfisted toward your poor brother. 8 Rather be openhanded and freely lend
> him whatever he needs. 9 Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The
> seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not
> show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then
> appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin. 10 Give
> generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this
> the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put
> your hand to. 11 There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I
> command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and
> needy in your land.
> Deuteronomy Chapter 16:
> 18 Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the
> LORD your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly. 19 Do
> not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe
> blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. 20 Follow
> justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the
> LORD your God is giving you.
> Deuteronomy Chapter 24
> 5 If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any
> other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and
> bring happiness to the wife he has married.
> 6 Do not take a pair of millstones-not even the upper one-as security for a
> debt, because that would be taking a man's livelihood as security.
> 7 If a man is caught kidnapping one of his brother Israelites and treats
> him as a slave or sells him, the kidnapper must die. You must purge the evil
> from among you.
> 8 In cases of leprous [a] diseases be very careful to do exactly as the
> priests, who are Levites, instruct you. You must follow carefully what I
> have commanded them. 9 Remember what the LORD your God did to Miriam along
> the way after you came out of Egypt.
> 10 When you make a loan of any kind to your neighbor, do not go into his
> house to get what he is offering as a pledge. 11 Stay outside and let the
> man to whom you are making the loan bring the pledge out to you. 12 If the
> man is poor, do not go to sleep with his pledge in your possession. 13
> Return his cloak to him by sunset so that he may sleep in it. Then he will
> thank you, and it will be regarded as a righteous act in the sight of the
> LORD your God.
> 14 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. 15 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.
> 16 Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put
> to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.
> 17 Do not deprive the alien or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak
> of the widow as a pledge. 18 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the
> LORD your God redeemed you from there. That is why I command you to do this.
> 19 When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not
> go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so
> that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When
> you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second
> time. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow. 21
> When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines
> again. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow. 22
> Remember that you were slaves in Egypt. That is why I command you to do
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