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The 280 Best Quotes On Equality

Equality makes our life more meaningful. Equality means a state of being equal and treating everyone equally. Equality means that every person should have the same opportunities, and no one should be treated unequally. Equality is important because it ensures that every person has the same chance as others, and no one should be discriminated against.

On this day, 58 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the world with his words in his “I Have a Dream” speech and helped make his dream of equality a reality. In honour of one of the most influential people in the fight for equality, we give you 280 of the best quotes on equality. The following equality quotes and diversity quotes remind us that the struggle for diversity, inclusion, and equality for all is not just for the marginalized. It’s for everyone who wants to live in fair societies.

280 Equality Quotes

Top 10 Equality Quotes

“There’s no way to tell others they can win but by living your dreams” – Gina Rodriguez

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.” – Coco Chanel

“The goal of a just society should be to provide satisfying work with a living wage to all its citizens.” – Michael Dirda

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” – Jintao Hu

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” – Jane Austen

“Don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free.” – Voltaire

“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.” – Shane Koyczan

“When contemplated in its extreme, almost any power looks dangerous.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.” – Bill Clinton

Famous Equality Quotes

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“Our ability to reach unity in diversitywill be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”

“Our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest, and that means opening doors of opportunity to everyone and recognizing that the American Dream excludes no one.” – Tom Perez

“I am influenced more than ever before by the conviction that social equality is the only basis of human happiness.” – Nelson Mandela

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” – Alan Moore

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

“Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.” – David Cameron

“If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.” – Franz Boas

“Responsive leadership has no title, no age group, and has very little to do with whether or not you are an elected official or CEO of a company. Responsive leadership is our ability to take action and actively play our part in our communities.” – Zamantungwa Khumalo

“Collective action remains the best way of renewing the march towards the great trinity of liberty, equality, and solidarity.” – Guy Standing

“Business leaders benefit from having unique platforms and positions of influence, and I believe that using these tools to create positive social change is not just important – it is imperative. We have a responsibility to give back.” – Cherie Blair

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“As AI becomes ever more entwined into everyone’s daily life, it is crucial that we as Trailblazers take our responsibility seriously — to build out AI that empowers people and that fosters equality, not inequality.” – Rana el Kaliouby

“We are building products that people with very diverse backgrounds use, and I think we all want our company makeup to reflect the makeup of the people who use our products.”

“…gender relationships, which are tough for people to deal with, are key to whether a society orients to domination or partnership in all its relations.” – Riane Eisler

“Diversity should be forever; it should be a normal thing.” – Storm Reid

“I’m pro everyday equality, everyday celebration, and everyday respect. I feel fortunate that we are not back in the days when men were seen as more powerful.” – Elle Macpherson

“What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.”

“The pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness can become a reality for everyone if we eliminate issues standing in the way of improved race relations. I love this country and we’ve made so much progress, but we’re not there yet.” – Bernard J. Tyson

“These men ask for just the same thing: fairness, and fairness only. This is, so far as in my power, they and all others shall have.” – Abraham Lincoln

“An undying spirit is the primary source of help because it is within you.” – Fridah Githuku

“To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.” – William Faulkner

“These men ask for just the same thing: fairness, and fairness only. This is, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Companies can do more than just make money; they can serve others. The business of business is improving the state of the world.” – Marc Benioff

“Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.”

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Women are more sensitive to other women than men are, and that is a huge advantage when it comes to running a business.” – Juan Carlos Thomas

“The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.” – Afrika Bambaataa

“Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.” – Adrian Cronauer

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

“I want our future leaders to know what’s possible and to be part of a world where diversity and gender equality aren’t special programs but the natural way of operating.” – Pierre Nanterme

Short Equality Quotes

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“Let me be me, or let me be.” – Anthony Liccione

“…you will be empowered and you will achieve.” – Ursula Burns

“The most damaging phrase in the language is it’s always been done that way.” – Grace Hopper

“People will be able to see their similarities before differences.” – Suzy Kassem

“Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions.” – Slobodan Milosevic

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Believe that there are no limitations, no barriers to your success” – Ursula Burns

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston Churchill

“We must allow difference of taste.” – Jane Austen

“Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.” – Barbara Jordan

“With so much “Moos” from the herd, how you gon’ get heard.” – Chinonye Chidolue

“If you hate difference, you’ll be bored to death.” – Toba Beta

“We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” – Tim Berners-Lee

“Diversity is what makes life interesting.” – Khoudia Diop

“We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.” – Stevie Wonder

“Difference in opinion does not imply difference in principle.” – Mike Klepper

“We are all equal in the fact that we are all different.” – C. Joybell C.

“Who runs the world? Girls.” – Beyoncé

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play.” – Jane Goodall

“Men of quality respect women’s equality.” – Jeremiah Say

“I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant.” – Edward Enninful

“I believe in equality for everyone.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Feminism is for everybody.” – bell hooks

“Women must learn to play the game as men do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Love is pure and true; love knows no gender.” – Tori Spelling

“Once made equal to man, a woman becomes his superior.” – Socrates

“Everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.” – Frances Wright

“Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.” – Aristotle

“All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.” – Bob Dylan

“Understanding languages and other cultures builds bridges.” – Suzy Kassem

“Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another.” – Thomas Paine

“When women do better, economies do better.” – Christine Lagarde

“You can’t make a difference unless you are different.” – Chris Hodges

“All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.” – Voltaire

“I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.” – Madonna

“We must be headlights, not taillights.” – John Lewis

“No man is above the law, and no man is below it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” – Aristotle

“A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.”

“We’re all on different paths but headed in the same direction.” – Marty Rubin

“Before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish.” – Albert Einstein

Gender Equality Quotes

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“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” – Margaret Atwood

“Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men, but over themselves.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons…but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” – Gloria Steinem

“I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.” – Agnes Macphail

“Regardless of what race, what color, what sex, what nationality, what sexual orientation – regardless of who you are, equality should always rule! Whatever is right for you is right. Period.” – Winnie Harlow

“In the middle east, it is about changing values, such as respect for women.” – Haifaa Al- Mansour

“When girls are valued less than boys, women less than men, they face multiple risks throughout their lives – at home, at work, at school, from their families, and from strangers. Gender-based violence is a major consequence of gender inequality. It is a worldwide phenomenon.” – Bukky Shonibare

“It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.” – Emma Watson

“Indeed, if a woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of the utmost importance […] But this is the woman in fiction. In fact, as Professor Trevelyan points out, she was locked up, beaten, and flung about the room.” – Virginia Woolf

“As a girl, she was a legal prey, especially if she was dressed in a worn black leather jacket and had pierced eyebrows, tattoos, and zero social status.” – Stieg Larsson

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” – Amelia Earhart

“Hiring and promoting talented women is the right thing to do for society and it is an economic imperative.” – Carlos Ghosn

“A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.” – Gloria Steinem

“To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” – Hillary Clinton

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

“When women leaders like me do not feel the inequality, we tend to forget that something is not working.” – Ida Auken

“I am not the woman president of Harvard, I am the president of Harvard.” – Drew Gilpin Faust

“A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” – Vera Nazarian

“The world doesn’t celebrate your similarity but your difference.” – Bernard Clive

“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” – Walter Winchell

“Inequality, in all its forms — gender, LGBTQ, racial, or otherwise — is an issue that every company must address for its own benefit and to create a better world. We believe businesses need to focus on closing the equality gap with the same energy put into creating new products and markets.” – Tony Prophet

“It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorder

“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.” – Viola Davis

“We know that when women are empowered, they immeasurably improve the lives of everyone around them—their families, their communities, and their countries.” – Prince Harry

“They cannot stand that a refugee, a black woman, an immigrant, a Muslim, shows up in Congress thinking she’s equal to them. But I say to them, ‘How else did you expect me to show up?” – Ilhan Omar

“As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them.” – Orhan Pamuk

“It is time that men and boys recognize the part they must play in gender equality and join with the voices and actions of the women and girls who are trying to re-shape society in the interests of us all.” – Jimmy Carter

“I truly believe that diversity is so important, and I hope that I can use my platform to encourage and inspire other aspiring female artists.” – Madison Beer

“I know of no industrial society where women are the economic equals of men. Of everything that economics measures, women get less.” – Ivan Illich

“Next time you are about to call a little girl bossy, say instead: She has executive leadership skills.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet, is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.” – Taylor Swift

“I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai

“A society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a huge disadvantage in the modern world.” – Tian Wei

“Women’s liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.” – Corita Kent

“Feminism, when it truly achieves its goals, will crack through the most basic structures of our society.” – Shulamith Firestone

“Alone, a woman is a root curling for change, But together, women are a forest alive with spirit: a riotous power, the most timeless pact, a call to action, to all those who hear it.” – Amanda Gorman

“Some things just cannot wait. Men must stand up now for women’s equality.” – Rick Goings

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

“Entrepreneurship offers a special opportunity for women. Entrepreneurship provides women the opportunity to provide for their families without sacrificing their roles and responsibilities. It gives way for flexibility.” – Lakshmi Balachandra

“Gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation.” – Kofi Annan

“As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“It takes no compromise to give people their rights … it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”

“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” – Gloria Steinem

“The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.” – Denise Morrison

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” – Brigham Young

“Everyone thinks women should be thrilled when we get crumbs, and I want women to have the cake, the icing, and the cherry on top, too.” – Billie Jean King

“Women’s rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.” – Toni Morrison

“The only way to solve the problem of women’s subordination is to change people’s mindset and to plant the new idea of gender equality into every mind.” – Qingrong Ma

“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong…” – Emma Watson

“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” – B. R. Ambedkar

“In order to be great, you just have to care. You have to care about your world, community, and equality.” – Katori Hall

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” – Malcolm Forbes

“We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.” – Vladimir Putin

“Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.” – Ban Ki-Moon

“In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.” – Mary McCarthy

“Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.” – Robert Kennedy

“Gender equality is the goal that will help abolish poverty that will create more equal economies, fairer societies, and happier men, women, and children.” – Graça Machel

Love Equality Quotes

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“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation.” – Cesar Chavez

“Love is a snowflake for no two are ever the same.” – Kamand Kojouri

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” – Maya Angelou

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s…[bossy].” – Bette Davis

“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” – Susan B. Anthony

“The future is all of us… We need to add seats to the table. We’re not taking away seats. We need to include everyone. This is for the betterment of everyone’s world.” – Natalie Portman

“When you hear people making hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate, and you could open their eyes.” – Taylor Swift

“I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou

“Race, gender, religion, sexuality, we are all people and that’s it.” – Connor Franta

“D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in.”

“The word ‘equality’ shows up too much in our founding documents for anyone to pretend it’s not the American way.” – Martha Plimpton

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.” – Michelle Obama

“Equality implies individuality.” – Trey Anastasio

“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” – George Carlin

“If it doesn’t scare you, you’re probably not dreaming big enough.” – Tory Burch

“Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”

“Find your identity, your true self, and live your mission…Your power is your radical self. Find it.” – Aya Chebbi

“The trends that are shaping the twenty-first-century world embody both promise and peril. Globalization, for example, has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty while contributing to social fragmentation and a massive increase in inequality, not to mention serious environmental damage.” – Klaus Schwab

“In order to make a difference you would have to somehow be different.” – Johnnie Dent

“Life is not a competition between men and woman. It is a collaboration.” – David Alejandro Fearnhead

“We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.”

“Though a sea of difference may divide us, an entire world of commonality lies beneath.” – James Rozoff

“There are so much wealth and so much misery at the same time, that it seems incredible that people can endure such class difference, and accept such a form of hunger while on the other hand, the millionaires throw away millions on stupidities.” – Frida Kahlo

“To those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, let me say: You are not alone. Your struggle for an end to violence and discrimination is a shared struggle. Any attack on you is an attack on the universal values the United Nations and I have sworn to defend and uphold. Today, I stand with you, and I call upon all countries and people to stand with you, too.” – Ban Ki-Moon

“Women and girls should be able to determine their own future, no matter where they are born.” – Melinda Gates

“It takes no compromise to give people their rights … it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” – Harvey Milk

“There is a huge business case for diversity. You will be making products for people you don’t understand, you don’t interact with. If you don’t have an inclusive, diverse workforce, it makes you myopic.” – Renee James

“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red.” – Clive Barker

“The only thing required to be a woman is to identify as one. Period. End of story.” – Amanda Lovelace

“When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.” – Criss Jami

“True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity – or political ideology.” – Monica Crowley

“We must look past our own narrow interests and attend to the interests of our global society.” – Klaus Schwab

“The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die.” – David Foster

“Cultivating diversity in all its forms – of our content, products, and people – is one of our most important business imperatives.” – Jeff Bewkes

“My becoming the CEO is a testament to our long commitment to diversity inclusion. And I intend to really focus and really pay that forward for our future diverse leaders at Deloitte.” – Cathy Engelbert

“Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently.” – Tom Robbins

“Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk.” – Peggy Noonan

“From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor’s rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.” – Carl Shurz

“Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.” – Sonia Sotomayor

“The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.” – Aristotle

“When men are oppressed it’s a tragedy, when women are oppressed it’s a tradition.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

“We sought justice because equal pay for equal work is an American value. That fight took me ten years. It took me all the way to the Supreme Court.” – Lilly Ledbetter

“I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.” – Alice Paul

“Equal pay isn’t just a women’s issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.” – Mike Honda

“You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in this world of men.” – MacKenzie Lee

“Society as whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement, and remuneration based on ability.” – Sandra Day O’Connor

“Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance.” – Charlize Theron

“To see a woman making 5 dollars a day that was able to put a dollar aside to reinvest in her business was pretty remarkable.” – Rachel Robbins

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

Equality Quotes In The Bible

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“So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. …” – 2 Timothy 2:22-4:10

“For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.” – Deuteronomy 10:17

“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. …” – Galatians 6:1-18

“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:6-8

“For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you, a statute forever throughout your generations. You and the sojourner shall be alike before the Lord.” – Numbers 15:15

“Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the Lord.” – Proverbs 20:10

“And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days some from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth. But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. …” – Revelation 11:7-13:7

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”” – Matthew 28:18-20

“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,” – John 1:9-12

“The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”” – Mark 12:31

“Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. …” – John 13:1-38

“For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.” – Luke 20:36

“Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.” – John 13:16

“May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!” – Psalm 72:4

“You shall have the same rule for the sojourner and for the native, for I am the Lord your God.”” – Leviticus 24:22

“As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.” – Daniel 1:17

“For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.” And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. …” – Mark 12:25-37

“You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.” – Deuteronomy 16:18-19

“And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” …” – Acts 2:7-17

“Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” – Ephesians 5:21

“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.” – 1 Timothy 5:21

“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.” – Proverbs 28:5

“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”” – Luke 14:13-14

“On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, in front of the king’s quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. …” – Esther 5:1-14

“For God shows no partiality.” – Romans 2:11

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:16-17

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. …” – Romans 12:1-21

“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”” – Psalm 12:5

“Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,” – Philippians 2:6

“Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.” – Ephesians 6:9

“And make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. …” – Hebrews 12:13-13:12

“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; …” – 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” – 2 Peter 3:9

“Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah” – Psalm 67:4

“The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.” – Proverbs 22:2

“And he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.” – Psalm 9:8

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, …” – 1 Timothy 2:1-15

“To deny a man justice in the presence of the Most High, to subvert a man in his lawsuit, the Lord does not approve.” – Lamentations 3:35-36

“This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.” – John 5:18

“Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the Lord our God, or partiality or taking bribes.”” – 2 Chronicles 19:7

“For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. …” – 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:14

“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.” – Galatians 3:26-29

“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1:26-27

“Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs rather than a fool in his folly. If anyone returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house. The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out. He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord. Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom when he has no sense? …” – Proverbs 17:12-18:12

“But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.” – Matthew 23:8

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1:27

“But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”” – Matthew 20:25-28

“And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. …” – Matthew 9:11-36

“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.” – 1 Timothy 4:4-5

“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility” – Ephesians 2:14

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. …” – Colossians 3:2-17

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” – Hebrews 12:14

“Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. …” – Ephesians 2:3-5:6

“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, …” – Romans 1:1-32

“Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. A gift in secret averts anger, and a concealed bribe, strong wrath. When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. One who wanders from the way of good sense will rest in the assembly of the dead. Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich. …” – Proverbs 21:13-22:16

“Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not respond. Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Whoever pampers his servant from childhood will in the end find him his heir. A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression. …” – Proverbs 29:18-31:9

“A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.” – Proverbs 29:7

“My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? …” – James 2:1-26

“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.” – Leviticus 19:15

“But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— …” – Luke 17:25-19:44

“Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. …” – Revelation 22:11-19

“And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,” – 1 Peter 1:17

“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ …” – Luke 10:1-42

“You shall not pervert the justice due to the sojourner or to the fatherless, or take a widow’s garment in pledge,” – Deuteronomy 24:17

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.” When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. …” – John 11:25-52

“Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) …” – Romans 3:1-31

“I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.” – Psalm 140:12

“For I hear the whispering of many— terror on every side!— as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life. But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love! O Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to Sheol. …” – Psalm 31:13-33:10

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,” – Proverbs 24:17

“So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.” – Acts 10:34-35

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” – Leviticus 19:33-34

“And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” – Luke 24:47

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 7:12

“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” – Proverbs 11:24-25

“Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens. …” – Psalm 96:1-99:9

“But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.” – 1 Corinthians 8:9

“And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil.” And Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.” Then the king of Israel summoned an officer and said, “Bring quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah.” Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting on their thrones, arrayed in their robes. And they were sitting at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets were prophesying before them. And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made for himself horns of iron and said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘With these you shall push the Syrians until they are destroyed.’” And all the prophets prophesied so and said, “Go up to Ramoth-gilead and triumph. The Lord will give it into the hand of the king.” …” – 2 Chronicles 18:7-19:3

“For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. …” – 1 Thessalonians 2:3-16

“When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. …” – 1 Peter 2:23-4:14

“But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.” And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered. And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean. So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me.” And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing …” – Acts 10:26-11:29

“And you, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God that is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges who may judge all the people in the province Beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God. And those who do not know them, you shall teach.” – Ezra 7:25

“The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones. The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. …” – Proverbs 15:29-16:18

“Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. …” – John 4:1-54

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,” – Revelation 7:9

“For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins— you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.” – Amos 5:12

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” – Romans 3:23

“He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” – 1 John 2:2

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”” – Genesis 2:18

“Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than the Lord alone, shall be devoted to destruction. “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry, and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless. …” – Exodus 22:20-27

“To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David. Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods? Do you judge the children of man uprightly? No, in your hearts you devise wrongs; your hands deal out violence on earth. The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies. They have venom like the venom of a serpent, like the deaf adder that stops its ear, so that it does not hear the voice of charmers or of the cunning enchanter. …” – Psalm 58:1-11

“If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them.” – Ecclesiastes 5:8

“And now, O priests, this command is for you. If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it. So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the Lord of hosts. My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name. …” – Malachi 2:1-17

“And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”” – Revelation 5:9-10

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28

“And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,” – Acts 17:26

“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3

“To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”” – Genesis 3:16

“Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust. Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering. All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.” – Isaiah 40:15-17

“Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth? Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury! …” – Isaiah 10:1-34

“For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head. For as you have drunk on my holy mountain, so all the nations shall drink continually; they shall drink and swallow, and shall be as though they had never been.” – Obadiah 1:15-16

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