12 For I know how many are your offenses
    and how great your sins.(A)

There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes(B)
    and deprive the poor(C) of justice in the courts.(D)
13 Therefore the prudent keep quiet(E) in such times,
    for the times are evil.(F)

14 Seek good, not evil,
    that you may live.(G)
Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you,
    just as you say he is.
15 Hate evil,(H) love good;(I)
    maintain justice in the courts.(J)
Perhaps(K) the Lord God Almighty will have mercy(L)
    on the remnant(M) of Joseph.

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