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25 If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you shall return it to him before sunset; 26 for this is his only covering; it is the cloak for his body. What will he sleep in? If he cries out to me, I will listen; for I am compassionate.(A)

27 You shall not despise God,[a] nor curse a leader of your people.(B)

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  1. 22:27 Despise God: a turning away from God’s authority and so failing to honor God (cf. 1 Sm 2:30).

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