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To rob the needy of justice,
And to take what is right from the poor of My people,
That widows may be their prey,
And that they may rob the fatherless.

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28 They have grown (A)fat, they are sleek;
Yes, they [a]surpass the deeds of the wicked;
They do not plead (B)the cause,
The cause of the fatherless;
(C)Yet they prosper,
And the right of the needy they do not defend.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 5:28 Or pass over or overlook

In you they have (A)made light of father and mother; in your midst they have (B)oppressed the stranger; in you they have mistreated the [a]fatherless and the widow.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 22:7 Lit. orphan

10 (A)Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless,
The alien or the poor.
(B)Let none of you plan evil in his heart
Against his brother.’

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