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1/ #GOPTaxBill passage will create a shift in the social safety net as we have known it, and it will signal a change that government will no longer care for the needs of the poor — the criteria that the biblical prophets demand of all those who rule.…
2/ 91% of Congress members claim to be Christian. We'll be tweeting out some of the more than #2000verses in Scripture that reference justice & treatment of the poor. Retweet these to your senators to remind them. List of senators' handles here:…
3/ If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as a creditor; you shall not exact interest from them. Exodus 22:25. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
4/ You would confound the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge. Psalm 14:6. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
5/ Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
6/ Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Proverbs 31:8. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
7/ You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the alien: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:10. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
8/ Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
9/ If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as a creditor; you shall not exact interest from them. Exodus 22:25. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
10/ Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
11/ Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. Psalm 146:5-9. #2000verses
12/ Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. Deuteronomy 15:10. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
13/ Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honor him. Proverbs 14:31. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
14/ How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? 1 John 3:17. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
15/ A generous person will be enriched, and one who gives water will get water. Proverbs 11:25. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
16/ The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery; they have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the alien without redress. Ezekiel 22:29. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
17/ Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. Psalm 82:3. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
18/ Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Luke 19:8. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
19/ but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the wild animals may eat. You shall do the same with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard. Exodus 23:11. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
20/ Do not rob the poor because they are poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate; for the LORD pleads their cause and despoils of life those who despoil them. Proverbs 22:22-23. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
21/ No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. Matthew 6:24. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
22/ This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. Ezekiel 16:49. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
23/ Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
24/ Do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another. Zechariah 7:10. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
25/ “Because the poor are despoiled, because the needy groan, I will now rise up,” says the Lord; “I will place them in the safety for which they long.” Psalm 12:5. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
26/ In reply he said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” Luke 3:11. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
27/ Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” Matthew 19:21. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
28/ Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
29/ If any of your kin fall into difficulty and become dependent on you, you shall support them; they shall live with you as though resident aliens. Leviticus 25:35. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
30/ If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. Deuteronomy 15:7. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
31/ And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to them. Luke 7:22. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
32/ If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and not be heard. Proverbs 21:13. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
33/ He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and on them he has set the world. 1 Samuel 2:8. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
34/ They have distributed freely, they have given to the poor; their righteousness endures forever; their horn is exalted in honor. Psalm 112:9. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
35/ Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” Mark 10:21. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
36/ You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be. Deuteronomy 15:8. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
37/ Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow. Isaiah 1:17. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
38/ ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:34-35 #2000verses
39/ Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you. Proverbs 3:27-28. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
40/ Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Isaiah 58:7. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
41/ So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth. Job 5:16. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
42/ But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous. Luke 14:13-14. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
43/ May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness. May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor. Psalm 72:3-4. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
44/ You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy laborers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land in one of your towns. Deuteronomy 24:14. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
45/ If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, 10if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. Isaiah 58:9-10. #2000verses
46/ Those who despise their neighbors are sinners, but happy are those who are kind to the poor. Proverbs 14:21. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
47/ You shall pay them their wages daily before sunset, because they are poor and their livelihood depends on them; otherwise they might cry to the Lord against you, and you would incur guilt. Deuteronomy 24:15. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
48/ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
49/ 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. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
50/ When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. Isaiah 41:17. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
51/ In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
52/ Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
53/ When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and for the alien: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 23:22. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
54/ Your flock found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy. Psalm 68:10. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
55/ When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” Luke 18:22. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
56/ She opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
57/ Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? James 2:5. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
58/ [God] raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap. Psalm 113:7. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
59/ Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full. Proverbs 19:17. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
60/ The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the neediest people shall exult in the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 29:19. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
61/ If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? James 2:15-16. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
62/ For he delivers the needy when they call, the poor and those who have no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their life; and precious is their blood in his sight. Psalm 72:12-14. #2000verses
63/ Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:33-34. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
64/ For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat... Isaiah 25:4. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
65/ Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it. Proverbs 15:16. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
66/ For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. 1 Timothy 6:10. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
67/ Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss. Proverbs 22:16. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
68/ He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Is not this to know me? says the Lord. Jeremiah 22:16. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
69/ Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. James 5:4. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
70/ You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous one, who does not resist you. James 5:5-6. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
71/ Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive; they are called happy in the land. You do not give them up to the will of their enemies. Psalm 41:1-2. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
72/ He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
73/ The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free... Luke 4:18. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
74/ For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever. Psalm 9:18. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
75/ They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share... 1 Timothy 6:18. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
76/ Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor. Proverbs 22:9. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
77/ For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
78/ Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but one who turns a blind eye will get many a curse. Proverbs 28:27. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
79/ They asked only one thing, that we remember the poor, which was actually what I was eager to do. Galatians 2:10. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
80/ I know that the Lord maintains the cause of the needy, and executes justice for the poor. Psalm 140:12. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
81/ The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners... Isaiah 61:1. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
82/ You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in their lawsuits. Exodus 23:6. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
83/ Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:9. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
84/ But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? James 2:6. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
85/ The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord is the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:2. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
86/ All my bones shall say, “O Lord, who is like you? You deliver the weak from those too strong for them, the weak and needy from those who despoil them.” Psalm 35:10. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
87/ He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.” Luke 21:3-4. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
88/ With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord; I will praise him in the midst of the throng. For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save them from those who would condemn them to death. Psalm 109:30-31. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
89/ The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. Matthew 11:5. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
90/ He stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” He answered, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. Acts 10:4. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
91/ Better to be poor and walk in integrity than to be crooked in one’s ways even though rich. Proverbs 28:6. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
92/ Did I not weep for those whose day was hard? Was not my soul grieved for the poor? Job 30:25. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
93/ The villainies of villains are evil; they devise wicked devices to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right. Isaiah 32:7. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
94/ Better is a little that the righteous person has than the abundance of many wicked. Psalm 37:16. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
95/ Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh." Luke 6:20-21. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
96/ “Cursed be anyone who deprives the alien, the orphan, and the widow of justice.” All the people shall say, “Amen!” Deuteronomy 27:19. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
97/ He does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, commits no robbery, gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment... Ezekiel 18:7. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
98/ The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wicked have no such understanding. Proverbs 29:7. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
99/ Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
100/ 91% of Congress members claim to be Christian. We tweeted out 100 of the more than #2000verses in Scripture that reference justice & treatment of the poor. RT these to your senators to remind them. And take action here:…

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Exodus 22:25
If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as a creditor; you shall not exact interest from them.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Exodus 23:11
but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the wild animals may eat. You shall do the same with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard.
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