22 Bible Verses on Welcoming Immigrants sojo.net
I am a stranger and an alien residing among you; give me property among you for a burying place, so that I may bury my dead out of my sight.'
You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.' Then all the people shall say, Amen!'
When they were few in number, of little account, and strangers in the land, wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people, he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account, saying, Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.'
1 Chronicles 16:19-22
I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy, and I championed the cause of the stranger. I broke the fangs of the unrighteous, and made them drop their prey from their teeth.
The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
For if you truly amend your ways and your doings, if you truly act justly one with another, if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, and the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own hurt, then I will dwell with you in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your ancestors forever and ever.
You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the aliens who reside among you and have begotten children among you. They shall be to you as citizens of Israel; with you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another; do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.
You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy'. But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you.
I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.