11 There will always be poor people(A) in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.(B)

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12 But the commander left behind some of the poorest people(A) of the land to work the vineyards and fields.

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18 But God will never forget the needy;
    the hope(A) of the afflicted(B) will never perish.

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Gedaliah Assassinated(A)

When all the army officers and their men who were still in the open country heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam as governor(B) over the land and had put him in charge of the men, women and children who were the poorest(C) in the land and who had not been carried into exile to Babylon,

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16 But Nebuzaradan left behind(A) the rest of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.

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