There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’
Learn to do good;
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow.
‘Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
The king said to her, “What is your trouble?” And she answered, “Truly I am a widow, for my husband is dead.
“You have sent widows away empty,
And the strength of the orphans has been crushed.
“The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me,
And I made the widow’s heart sing for joy.
How the faithful city has become a harlot,
She who was full of justice!
Righteousness once lodged in her,
But now murderers.
‘They are fat, they are sleek,
They also excel in deeds of wickedness;
They do not plead the cause,
The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper;
And they do not defend the rights of the poor.
now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;