22 “Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless.(A) 23 If you do and they cry out(B) to me, I will certainly hear their cry.(C) 24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.(D)

25 “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest.(E) 26 If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge,(F) return it by sunset, 27 because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in?(G) When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.(H)

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