Biblical Principle #265: Israel to Promptly Pay Wages

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Principle

Under the Law of Moses, God instructed the Israelites to promptly pay workers the wages they had earned.

Explanation

As with so many of the instructions in the Law of Moses where GOD’s commands were intended for the protection of the poor and needy, so it was here:

14 “You shall not withhold wrongfully the wage of the poor and needy, whether one of your brethren or one of the resident aliens in your cities. 15 Each day you shall pay him his wage and not let the sun go down on it, for he is poor and has set his hope on it; lest he cry out against you to the Lord, and it be sin to you.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15 OSB

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