Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Give ear to the word of the Lord, O children of Israel; for the Lord has a cause against the people of this land, because there is no good faith in it, and no mercy and no knowledge of God in the land.
To do what is right and true is more pleasing to the Lord than an offering.
Be washed, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; let there be an end of sinning;
Is not this the holy day for which I have given orders: to let loose those who have wrongly been made prisoners, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the crushed go free, and every yoke be broken?
Are you to be a king because you make more use of cedar than your father? did not your father take food and drink and do right, judging in righteousness, and then it was well for him?
But let the right go rolling on like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
He has made clear to you, O man, what is good; and what is desired from you by the Lord; only doing what is right, and loving mercy, and walking without pride before your God.
This is what the Lord of armies has said: Let your judging be upright and done in good faith, let every man have mercy and pity for his brother:
These are the things which you are to do: Let every man say what is true to his neighbour; and let your judging give peace in your towns.
The religion which is holy and free from evil in the eyes of our God and Father is this: to take care of children who have no fathers and of widows who are in trouble, and to keep oneself untouched by the world.
For the man who has had no mercy will be judged without mercy, but mercy takes pride in overcoming judging.