18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow,(A) and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.(B)

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Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: “The seventh year, the year for canceling debts,(A) is near,” so that you do not show ill will(B) toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the Lord against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.(C)

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15 Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor(A) and are counting on it.(B) Otherwise they may cry to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.(C)

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28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him,
    so that he heard the cry of the needy.(A)

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“People cry out(A) under a load of oppression;(B)
    they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.(C)

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14 But you, God, see the trouble(A) of the afflicted;
    you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;(B)
    you are the helper(C) of the fatherless.

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17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;(A)
    you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,(B)

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“Because the poor are plundered(A) and the needy groan,(B)
    I will now arise,(C)” says the Lord.
    “I will protect them(D) from those who malign them.”

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In my distress(A) I called to the Lord;(B)
    I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;(C)
    my cry came(D) before him, into his ears.

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15 The eyes of the Lord(A) are on the righteous,(B)
    and his ears are attentive(C) to their cry;

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Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers(A) who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries(B) of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.(C)

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