Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be heard.
If there be amongst you a poor man, any one of thy brethren in one of thy gates, in thy land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy brother in need;
And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews.
Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house and from his earnings, that performeth not this promise: even thus be he shaken out and emptied! And all the congregation said, Amen! And they praised Jehovah. And the people did according to this promise.
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder which stoppeth her ear;
then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me early, and shall not find me.
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse.
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Is not this the fast which I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, and to send forth free the crushed, and that ye break every yoke?
but ye have turned and profaned my name, and caused every man his bondman, and every man his bondmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and ye have brought them into subjection, to be unto you for bondmen and for bondmaids.
Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew loving-kindness and mercies one to another,
For if ye forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father also will forgive you yours,
for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you.
But he would not, but went away and cast him into prison, until he should pay what was owing.
Then shall he say also to those on the left, Go from me, cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
From the time that the master of the house shall have risen up and shall have shut the door, and ye shall begin to stand without and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us; and he answering shall say to you, I know you not whence ye are:
And they cried out with a loud voice, and held their ears, and rushed upon him with one accord;
for judgment will be without mercy to him that has shewn no mercy. Mercy glories over judgment.