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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Oppression

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is the spoiling or taking away of men's property by constraint, terror, or force, without having any right thereto; working on the ignorance, weakness, or fearfulness of the oppressed. Men are guilty of oppression when they offer violence to the bodies, property, or consciences of others; when they crush or overburden others, as the Egyptians did the Hebrews (Exodus 3:9). There may be oppression which maligns the character, or studies to vex and, other, yet does not affect his life; as there is much persecution, for conscience' sake, which is not fatal though distressing. God is the avenger of all oppression.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Oppression'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/o/oppression.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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