22 “You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.(A)

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18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.

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19 “When you reap the harvest in your field, and you forget a sheaf in the field, do not go back to get it. It is to be left for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.(A) 20 When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you must not glean what is left. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow.

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17 Learn to do what is good.
Seek justice.(A)
Correct the oppressor.[a]
Defend the rights of the fatherless.
Plead the widow’s cause.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:17 Or Aid the oppressed

“So now hear this, lover of luxury,
who sits securely,(A)
who says to herself,
‘I exist, and there is no one else.
I will never be a widow
or know the loss of children.’(B)
These two things will happen to you
suddenly, in one day:
loss of children and widowhood.
They will happen to you in their entirety,
in spite of your many sorceries(C)
and the potency of your spells.

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