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When I went out to (A)the gate of the city,
    when I prepared my seat in the square,

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Blessed is the man
    who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
    when he speaks with his enemies (A)in the gate.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 127:5 Or They shall not be put to shame when they speak with their enemies in the gate

22 (A)Do not rob the poor, because he is poor,
    or (B)crush the afflicted at (C)the gate,

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He shall flee to one of these cities and shall stand (A)at the entrance of the gate of the city and explain his case to the elders of that city. Then they shall take him into the city and give him a place, and he shall remain with them.

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12 For I know how many are your transgressions
    and how great are your sins—
you who afflict the righteous, who (A)take a bribe,
    and (B)turn aside the needy (C)in the gate.

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Boaz Redeems Ruth

Now Boaz had gone up to (A)the gate and sat down there. And behold, (B)the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. So Boaz said, “Turn aside, friend; sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down.

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