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22

Do not rob the poor because they are poor,

or crush the afflicted at the gate;

23

for the Lord pleads their cause

and despoils of life those who despoil them.


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22, 23. Here follow ten precepts of two verses each. Though men fail to defend the poor, God will (Pr 17:5; Ps 12:5).

in the gate—place of public gathering (Job 5:4; Ps 69:12).




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