Proverbs 14:31
עֹשֵׁק דָּל חֵרֵף עֹשֵׂהוּ וּמְכַבְּדוֹ חֹנֵן אֶבְיוֹן:
One who oppresses the poor, blasphemes their Maker. One who is gracious to the needy honors God. [JPS translation . Edited for gender neutrality]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. How does oppressing the poor blaspheme God?

2. Why is God honored by those who are gracious to the needy?

3. What is the relationship between our actions and God? Why is it important?

Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)