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Thou hast sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
From out of the populous city men groan, And the soul of the wounded crieth out: Yet God regardeth not the folly.
Because I delivered the poor that cried, The fatherless also, that had none to help him.
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering;
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.
And it came to pass in the course of those many days, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
And Jehovah said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people that are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, Now will I arise, saith Jehovah; I will set him in the safety he panteth for.
For the vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry.
Behold, the hire of the laborers who mowed your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth out: and the cries of them that reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
If thou afflict them at all, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
Behold, I have made thee small among the nations: thou art greatly despised.