“You Shall Love the Stranger” – Bible Verses to Consider When Discussing Immigration

Saw someone else post these verses today. They don’t represent the only principles we should consider, but let’s keep them in mind when we discuss immigration reform.

Exodus 12:49 “…there shall be one law for the native and for the alien who resides among you.”

Leviticus 24:12 “You shall have one law for the alien and for the citizen; for I am the Lord your God.”

Numbers 15:15-16 “The community is to have the same rules for you and for the foreigner residing among you; this is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. You and the foreigner shall be the same before the Lord: The same laws and regulations will apply both to you and to the foreigner residing among you.”

Deuteronomy 28:19 “Cursed be anyone who deprives the alien, the orphan, and the widow of justice.”

Deuteronomy 10:19 “You shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

Leviticus 19:33-34 “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”

Exodus 22:9 “You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.”

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