23 (A)Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And (B)take away the [a]rights of the ones who are in the right!

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  1. Isaiah 5:23 Lit righteousness

So as (A)to [a]deprive the needy of justice
And rob the poor of My people of their rights,
So (B)that widows may be their spoil
And that they may plunder the [b]orphans.

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  1. Isaiah 10:2 Lit turn aside from
  2. Isaiah 10:2 Or fatherless

21 Who [a]cause a person to be indicted by a word,
And (A)ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate,
And [b](B)defraud the one in the right with [c]meaningless arguments.

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  1. Isaiah 29:21 Lit bring a person under condemnation
  2. Isaiah 29:21 Lit turn aside
  3. Isaiah 29:21 Lit confusion

As for a rogue, his weapons are evil;
He (A)devises wicked schemes
To (B)destroy the afflicted with [a]slander,
(C)Even though the needy one speaks [b]what is right.

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  1. Isaiah 32:7 Lit words of falsehood
  2. Isaiah 32:7 Lit justly

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