Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself,(A)
    and your righteousness only other people.(B)

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17 Learn to do right;(A) seek justice.(B)
    Defend the oppressed.[a](C)
Take up the cause of the fatherless;(D)
    plead the case of the widow.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:17 Or justice. / Correct the oppressor

“‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: You have gone far enough, princes of Israel! Give up your violence and oppression(A) and do what is just and right.(B) Stop dispossessing my people, declares the Sovereign Lord.

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He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly(A) and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly[a](B) with your God.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:8 Or prudently