17 Bible Verses about Refugees

Hebrews 13:1-2 ESV / 85 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Matthew 25:35 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

Leviticus 19:33-34 ESV / 45 helpful votes

“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.

Proverbs 14:31 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Deuteronomy 10:19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 23:15-16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“You shall not give up to his master a slave who has escaped from his master to you. He shall dwell with you, in your midst, in the place that he shall choose within one of your towns, wherever it suits him. You shall not wrong him.

Matthew 5:47 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

Luke 10:34-37 ESV / 19 helpful votes

He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

John 15:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Matthew 5:46 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

Matthew 2:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.”

1 Peter 5:7-9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

2 Kings 8:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.”

Proverbs 31:8-9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Numbers 15:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

One law and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.”

Leviticus 19:34-35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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. “You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measures of length or weight or quantity.

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