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Saying, “When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practice deceit with false balances, buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals,and selling the sweepings of the wheat.” The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.      - Amos ; Amos 8.5-8; 9.7-8


  But you have turned into venom the process of the law and justice itself into poison.    - Amos ; Amos 6:12 NEB


I cared for you in the wilderness, in a land of burning heat, as if you were in a pasture . . . [you] forgot me . . . [becoming] an oppressor trampling on justice, doggedly pursuing what is worthless.    - Hosea ; Hosea 13:5-6; 5:11 NEB


For you alone have I cared among all the nations of the world; therefore I will punish you  for all your iniquities . . . the Lord has sworn by his holiness that your time is coming . . . [because you] grind the destitute and plunder the humble.    - Amos ; Amos 3:2, 4.2, 8.4 NEB


You shall not ill-treat any widow or fatherless child. If you do, be sure that I will listen if they appeal to me.    - Torah ; Exodus 22:23-24, NEB


“Do not oppress a foreigner."    - Torah ; Exodus 23.9


“Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner."    - Torah ; Exodus 22.21


You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I have carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you here to me.    - Torah ; Exodus 19.4


The Lord is my refuge and my defence; he has shown himself my deliverer.    - Torah ; Exodus 15.2 (REB)


Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: “I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea."    - Torah ; Exodus 15.1


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