Exodus 22:21

“Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt neither vexe a stranger, nor oppresse him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And a sojourner shalt thou not wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him: for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do no wrong to a man from a strange country, and do not be hard on him; for you yourselves were living in a strange country, in the land of Egypt.
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him; for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
- Webster's Bible

You shall not wrong an alien, neither shall you oppress him, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
- World English Bible

`And a sojourner thou dost not oppress, nor crush him, for sojourners ye have been in the land of Egypt.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(22:20) And a stranger shalt thou not wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 22:21


22:21 A stranger must not be abused, not wronged in judgment by the magistrates, not imposed upon in contracts, nor any advantage taken of his ignorance or necessity, no, nor must he be taunted, or upbraided with his being a stranger; for all these were vexations. For ye were strangers in Egypt - And knew what it was to be vexed and oppressed there. Those that have themselves been in poverty and distress, if Providence enrich and enlarge them, ought to shew a particular tenderness towards those that are now in such circumstances as they were in formerly, now doing to them as they then wished to be done by.


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