Their enemies oppressed them; they were subject to their authority. 1
And when the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, she pressed herself into the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall. So he beat her again. 1
“You must not wrong 1 a foreigner 2 nor oppress him, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
The Amorites forced the people of Dan to live in the hill country. They did not allow them to live in 1 the coastal plain.
the Sidonians, Amalek, and Midian 1 when they oppressed you? 2 You cried out for help to me, and I delivered you from their power. 3
Now King Hazael of Syria oppressed Israel throughout Jehoahaz’s reign. 1
The descendants of Jacob will enjoy their former privileges. Their community will be reestablished in my favor 1 and I will punish all who try to oppress them.
And now indeed 1 the cry 2 of the Israelites has come to me, and I have also seen how severely the Egyptians oppress them. 3
“You must not oppress 1 a foreigner, since you know the life 2 of a foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
I rescued you from Egypt’s power 1 and from the power of all who oppressed you. I drove them out before you and gave their land to you.
Jehoahaz asked for the Lord’s mercy 1 and the Lord responded favorably, 2 for he saw that Israel was oppressed by the king of Syria. 3
It 1 will become a visual reminder in the land of Egypt of 2 the Lord who commands armies. When they cry out to the Lord because of oppressors, he will send them a deliverer and defender 3 who will rescue them.
“Look! I am about to bring 1 a nation against you, family 2 of Israel.” The Lord, the God who commands armies, is speaking. “They will oppress 3 you all the way from Lebo-Hamath 4 to the Stream of the Arabah.” 5
When the Lord raised up leaders for them, the Lord was with each leader and delivered the people 1 from their enemies while the leader remained alive. The Lord felt sorry for them 2 when they cried out in agony because of what their harsh oppressors did to them. 3
The Israelites cried out for help to the Lord, because Sisera 1 had nine hundred chariots with iron-rimmed wheels, 2 and he cruelly 3 oppressed the Israelites for twenty years.
He said to the Israelites, “This is what the Lord God of Israel says, ‘I brought Israel up from Egypt and I delivered you from the power 1 of the Egyptians and from the power of all the kingdoms that oppressed you.
For the music director; according to the yonath-elem-rechovim style; 2 a prayer 3 of David, written when the Philistines captured him in Gath. 4 Have mercy on me, O God, for men are attacking me! 5 All day long hostile enemies 6 are tormenting me. 7
Now Elisha was sitting in his house with the community leaders. 1 The king 2 sent a messenger on ahead, but before he arrived, 3 Elisha 4 said to the leaders, 5 “Do you realize this assassin intends to cut off my head?” 6 Look, when the messenger arrives, shut the door and lean against it. His master will certainly be right behind him.” 7