- Theft was unacceptable. A thief had to pay back what he had stolen, regardless (22: 3b)
- Foreigners were not to be oppressed or mistreated (22:21) (23:9).
- God cares for the oppressed – foreigners, widows, orphans and the poor (22: 21 – 27)
- God is compassionate (22:27)
- The people were to help their enemies (23: 4, 5). It seems that Jesus’ teaching about loving your enemies was taught in the Old Testament.