More Hunger Scriptures|
Three times a year you are to keep a pilgrim feast to me. You are to celebrate the Pilgrim Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days as I have commanded you. You are to eat unleavened bread at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in that month you came out of Egypt. No one is to come into my presence without an offering.
You are to celebrate the Pilgrim Feast of Harvest with the first fruits of your work in sowing the land, and the Pilgrim Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather the fruits of your work in from the land.
Woe betide him who builds his palace on unfairness and completes its roof chambers with injustice, compelling his countrymen to work without payment, giving them no wage for their labor.
Woe to him who says, "I shall build myself a spacious palace with airy roof chambers and windows set in it. It will be paneled with cedar and painted with vermillion."
Though you cedar is so splendid, does that prove you a king?
Think of your father, he ate and he drank. He dealt justly and fairly and all went well with him. He upheld the cause of the lowly and the poor; then all was well. Did not this show he knew me, says God?
But your eyes and your heart are set on naught but gain.