‘for YHVH – your God – is a God of gods and the lord of lords :: the great, the mighty, and the awesome God – who has no ‘favorites’ and is not partial to bribes. he executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving them food and clothing. love the alien, therefore, for you were aliens in the land of egypt.’
– deuteronomy 10
‘alien’ is not a word we use often – for obvious reasons. it’s a dehumanizing term, and is most often used of extra-terrestrials – not humans. in the passage above, instead many bible versions translate the word ‘sojourner’ or ‘stranger’ or ‘foreigner.’
that sounds better.