Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.
'Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.
Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
"Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink And do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.
'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
"Thus has the LORD of hosts said, 'Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;
'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.