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All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
"He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
"At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town.
"For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate.
'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs."
I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;
"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure--pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous.
"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
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