Who Would Jesus Deport?
Scriptures relating to immigration
Compiled by Rev. Dr. Owen K Ross from the NIV
Ex 12:49 - The same law applies both to the native-born and to the foreigner residing among you.
Ex 22:21 & 23:9 - "Do not mistreat a foreigner or oppress him, for you were foreigners in Egypt.
Le 19:10 - Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God. See also Le 23:22; De 24:17-21
Le 19:33-34 - "'When a foreigner lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The foreigner living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
Le 24:22 - You are to have the same law for the foreigner and the native-born. I am the Lord your God.
Nu 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.’”
De 1:16-17 - And I charged your judges at that time, “Hear the disputes between your people and judge fairly, whether the case is between two Israelites or between an Israelite and a foreigner residing among you. Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it.”
De 10:18-19-God defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.
De 24:14-15- -Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or a foreigner living in one of your towns. Pay him his wages each day before sunset because he is poor and is counting on it. Otherwise he may cry to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.
De 24:17-18 - Do not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there. That is why I command you to do this.
De 26:12 - When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. Then say to the Lord your God: "I have removed from my house the sacred portion and have given it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, according to all you commanded. I have not turned aside from your commands nor have I forgotten any of them.”
De 27:19 - "Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
Job 29:16, 18 - [Job defended himself saying], "I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban... I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger."
Ps 94:3b,5-6,8 - How long will the wicked be jubilant?... They crush your people, Lord; they oppress your inheritance. They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless... Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?
Ps 146:9 - The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
Jer 7:5-7 - If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly, if you do not oppress the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your forefathers for ever and ever.
Jer 22:3b - Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
Eze 22:6-7 - See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood. In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the foreigner and mistreated the fatherless and the widow.
Eze 22:29 - The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the foreigner, denying them justice.
Eze 47:22-23 - You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners who have settled among you and who have children. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. In whatever tribe the foreigner settles, there you are to give him his inheritance," declares the Sovereign LORD.
Zec 7:10 - Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.'
Mal 3:5 - “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.
Mat 2:13-15 - …an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt…(God became flesh and illegally crossed a border at night)
Mat 2:22 - But when Joseph heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, (Holy family evaded governing authorities)
Mat 25:31-46 - …I was a stranger and you invited me in…I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me….”
Mark 2:26-27 - [Jesus] entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions. Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath."
Luk 10:25-37 [When Jesus was asked, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus told the story of a foreigner, a Samaritan.]
Rom 12:13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
1 Cor 12:26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 5:14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Eph 2:14-16 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
Eph 2:18-20 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and foreigners, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
Phil 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Phil 3:20 Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Col 3:11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, [illegal or legal, undocumented or documented, citizen or foreigner], but Christ is all, and is in all.
Heb 13:2 - Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers.
Jam 2:8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.
1 Pet 2:11 - Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.
1 Pet 4:9 - Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
Rev 7:9 - I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.