17 Do not deny justice to a resident alien or fatherless child, and do not take a widow’s garment as security.

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but he will judge the poor righteously(A)
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
with a scepter[a] from his mouth,(B)
and he will kill the wicked(C)
with a command[b] from his lips.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 11:4 Lit the rod
  2. 11:4 Lit with the breath

16 He took up the case of the poor and needy;(A)
then it went well.
Is this not what it means to know me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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