God is not partial to princes
and does not favor the rich over the poor,
for they are all the work of His hands.
For the oppressed will not always be forgotten;
the hope of the afflicted will not perish forever.
For the Lord listens to the needy
and does not despise
His own who are prisoners.
The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none;
their tongues are parched with thirst.
I, Yahweh, will answer them;
I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
I know that the Lord upholds
the just cause of the poor,
justice for the needy.
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction;
He instructs them by their torment.
My very bones will say,
“Lord, who is like You,
rescuing the poor from one too strong for him,
the poor or the needy from one who robs him?”
“Because of the oppression of the afflicted
and the groaning of the poor,
I will now rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will put the one who longs for it in a safe place.”
For He stands at the right hand of the needy
to save him from those who would condemn him.
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the garbage pile.
He seats them with noblemen
and gives them a throne of honor.
For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s;
He has set the world on them.
But He lifts the needy out of their suffering
and makes their families multiply like flocks.
Your people settled in it;
God, You provided for the poor by Your goodness.
executing justice for the exploited
and giving food to the hungry.
The Lord frees prisoners.
He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute
and will not despise their prayer.
You sinners frustrate the plans of the afflicted,
but the Lord is his refuge.