Biblical Concept: Alien
The majority of Biblical references concern the nation Israel and non-Jews who came to reside in the land.† On the one hand: whatever nation you are living in is not ancient Biblical Israel.† Even modern Zionist Israel would apply these verses with the knowledge that they are not a Theocracy.† With the protections of a Theocracy, I do note.† On the other hand: many universal spiritual truths are revealed by the words: alien, aliens.††††
Numbers of references concern basic human rights to be afforded those aliens living in Israel.† They were to be given basic protection for their person and limited property. †This basic human protection included a system of welfare based on work (welfare-work-fare).† Once every three years, on a local city level, Divine prospering (first-fruits) was shared with Levites, aliens, widows, and orphans. †God cares for the basic human rights of the widow, orphan, and alien.†
Aliens needed to conform to Israelís basic religious standards.† Though being non-Jews there were limitations.† Aliens were permitted to participate in worship of God, with limitations.† Aliens were to basically spiritually assimilate.
Aliens needed to conform / assimilate to Israelís civil law.
Prohibitions against nations having legal immigration rules are not present.† Israelís numerous rules for alien assimilation demonstrates the opposite. †Nations are not required to commit national: economic or political or cultural suicide through alien invasion / open borders. Israel had Divine promises for secure borders: Exodus 34:24 ††24 "For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.Ē† Numbers 34:12 †12 'And the border shall go down to the Jordan and its termination shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land according to its borders all around.'"† The Twelve Tribes of the Jews were apportioned specific borders in Israel: Joshua 19:49 †49 When they finished apportioning the land for inheritance by its borders, the sons of Israel gave an inheritance in their midst to Joshua the son of Nun.
During Christís Millennial rule, aliens in Israel will be given full inheritance rights.†
ďIn ChristĒ none are aliens.
In this Devilís world Christians are aliens.
NAS Genesis 19:9 But they said, "Stand aside." Furthermore, they said, "This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them." So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door.
NAS Exodus 12:19 †'Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land. (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
NAS Leviticus 16:29 "And this shall be a permanent statute for you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble your souls, and not do any work, whether the native, or the alien who sojourns among you; (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
NAS Leviticus 17:12 "Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'No person among you may eat blood, nor may any alien who sojourns among you eat blood.' (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
†15 "And when any person eats an animal which dies, or is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or an alien, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening; then he will become clean. (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
NAS Leviticus 18:26 'But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
NAS Leviticus 23:22 'When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor gather the gleaning of your harvest; you are to leave them for the needy and the alien. I am the LORD your God.'" (Aliens needed to work for their welfare.)
NAS Leviticus 24:16 'Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.† (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
NAS Numbers 9:14 'And if an alien sojourns among you and observes the Passover to the LORD, according to the statute of the Passover and according to its ordinance, so he shall do; you shall have one statute, both for the alien and for the native of the land.'"† (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
NAS Numbers 15:14 'And if an alien sojourns with you, or one who may be among you throughout your generations, and he wishes to make an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, just as you do, so he shall do. (Aliens were permitted to worship the God of the Jews.)
†15 'As for the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the alien who sojourns with you, a perpetual statute throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the alien be before the LORD.
†16 'There is to be one law and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you.'"
†26 'So all the congregation of the sons of Israel will be forgiven, with the alien who sojourns among them, for it happened to all the people through error.
†29 'You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
†30 'But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from among his people. (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
NAS Numbers 19:10 'And the one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; and it shall be a perpetual statute to the sons of Israel and to the alien who sojourns among them. (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
NAS Numbers 35:15 'These six cities shall be for refuge for the sons of Israel, and for the alien and for the sojourner among them; that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there. (Aliens needed to conform to Israelís religions rules.)
NAS Deuteronomy 1:16 "Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, 'Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.† (Equal representation under the law for citizen and alien.)
NAS Deuteronomy 10:18 "He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing. (God cares for aliens.)
†19 "So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
NAS Deuteronomy 14:21 "You shall not eat anything which dies of itself. You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk. (Distinct religious rules for Jew versus alien.)
†29 "And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do. (Some of the third year tithe [verse 28] deposited in your town was for alien support, because of limited ownership rights.)
NAS Deuteronomy 23:7 "You shall not detest an Edomite, for he is your brother; you shall not detest an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land.
NAS Deuteronomy 24:17 "You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge. (Basic legal protection for aliens.)
†19 "When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. (Alien, orphan, and widow welfare-work-fare.)
†20 "When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow. (Alien, orphan, and widow welfare-work-fare.)
†21 "When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not go over it again; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow. (Alien, orphan, and widow welfare-work-fare.)
NAS Deuteronomy 26:11 and you and the Levite and the alien who is among you shall rejoice in all the good which the LORD your God has given you and your household.
†13 "And you shall say before the LORD your God, 'I have removed the sacred portion from my house, and also have given it to the Levite and the alien, the orphan and the widow, according to all Thy commandments which Thou hast commanded me; I have not transgressed or forgotten any of Thy commandments. (First-fruits-Laws for Levite, alien, orphan, and widow.)
NAS Deuteronomy 27:19 'Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
NAS Deuteronomy 28:43 "The alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you shall go down lower and lower. (Curse on disobedient Israel.)
NAS Deuteronomy 29:11 your little ones, your wives, and the alien who is within your camps, from the one who chops your wood to the one who draws your water,
NAS Deuteronomy 31:12 "Assemble the people, the men and the women and children and the alien who is in your town, in order that they may hear and learn and fear the LORD your God, and be careful to observe all the words of this law. (Aliens need to go to Bible Class, to assimilate.)
NAS 2 Samuel 1:13 And David said to the young man who told him, "Where are you from?" And he answered, "I am the son of an alien, an Amalekite."
NAS Job 15:19 To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.
NAS Job 31:32 "The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.
NAS Psalm 69:8 I have become estranged from my brothers, And an alien to my mother's sons.
NAS Proverbs 5:10 Lest strangers be filled with your strength, And your hard-earned goods go to the house of an alien; †(Adultery.)
NAS Jeremiah 7:6 if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin,
NAS Jeremiah 19:4 "Because they have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent
NAS Ezekiel 22:7 "They have treated father and mother lightly within you. The alien they have oppressed in your midst; the fatherless and the widow they have wronged in you.
NAS Ezekiel 31:12 "And alien tyrants of the nations have cut it down and left it; on the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen, and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land. And all the peoples of the earth have gone down from its shade and left it.
NAS Ezekiel 47:23 "And it will come about that in the tribe with which the alien stays, there you shall give him his inheritance," declares the Lord God. (Millennium.)
NAS Malachi 3:5 "Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien, and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.
NAS Acts 7:29 "And at this remark Moses fled, and became an alien in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons.
NAS Hebrews 11:9 By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;
NAS Leviticus 17:8 "Then you shall say to them, 'Any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,
†10 'And any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. (Aliens need to spiritually assimilate.)
†13 "So when any man from the sons of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, in hunting catches a beast or a bird which may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth. (Aliens need to spiritually assimilate.)
NAS Leviticus 19:33 33 'When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. 34 'The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.† (Alien natural rights.)
NAS Leviticus 20:2 "You shall also say to the sons of Israel, 'Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel, who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones.† (Aliens needed to spiritually assimilate.)
NAS Leviticus 22:18 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel, and say to them, 'Any man of the house of Israel or of the aliens in Israel who presents his offering, whether it is any of their votive or any of their freewill offerings, which they present to the LORD for a burnt offeringó(Rules for acceptable offerings.)
NAS Leviticus 25:6 'And all of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you. (Sabbath year rules.)
†23 'The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.
†45 'Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession.
NAS Deuteronomy 10:19 "So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
NAS Deuteronomy 24:14 "You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns. (Basic human rights.)
NAS 2 Samuel 4:3 and the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and have been aliens there until this day).
NAS 2 Chronicles 2:17 And Solomon numbered all the aliens who were in the land of Israel, following the census which his father David had taken; and 153,600 were found. (Alien forced labor for the Temple.)
NAS Psalm 144:7 Stretch forth Thy hand from on high; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, Out of the hand of aliens
†11 Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, Whose mouth speaks deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
NAS Isaiah 25:5 Like heat in drought, Thou dost subdue the uproar of aliens; Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the ruthless is silenced.
NAS Jeremiah 51:51 We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; Disgrace has covered our faces, For aliens have entered The holy places of the LORD's house.
NAS Lamentations 5:2 Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, Our houses to aliens.
NAS Ezekiel 47:22 "And it will come about that you shall divide it by lot for an inheritance among yourselves and among the aliens who stay in your midst, who bring forth sons in your midst. And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons of Israel; they shall be allotted an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. (Millennium.)
NAS Acts 7:6 "But God spoke to this effect, that his offspring would be aliens in a foreign land, and that they would be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years. (Israel, aliens in Egypt.)
NAS Ephesians 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household,
NAS 1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen
NAS 1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul.