I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn't know, I searched out.
The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.
They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard causes to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,
If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then you shall arise, and go up to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose;
Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king, and stood before him.
He brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother. The maiden was fair and beautiful; and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.
They turn the needy out of the way. The poor of the earth all hide themselves.
(no, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, her have I guided from my mother's womb);
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.
Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.