29 so that the Levites (who have no allotment(A) or inheritance(B) of their own) and the foreigners,(C) the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied,(D) and so that the Lord your God may bless(E) you in all the work of your hands.

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16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor(A)
    or let the eyes of the widow(B) grow weary,(C)

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17 if I have kept my bread to myself,
    not sharing it with the fatherless(A)

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21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless,(A)
    knowing that I had influence in court,(B)

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The Lord watches over the foreigner(A)
    and sustains the fatherless(B) and the widow,(C)
    but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

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17 Learn to do right;(A) seek justice.(B)
    Defend the oppressed.[a](C)
Take up the cause of the fatherless;(D)
    plead the case of the widow.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:17 Or justice. / Correct the oppressor
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23 Your rulers are rebels,(A)
    partners with thieves;(B)
they all love bribes(C)
    and chase after gifts.
They do not defend the cause of the fatherless;
    the widow’s case does not come before them.(D)

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