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(A)“You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his dispute.

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Lending to the Poor

35 ‘If one of your brethren becomes poor, and [a]falls into poverty among you, then you shall (A)help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. 36 (B)Take no usury or interest from him; but (C)fear your God, that your brother may live with you. 37 You shall not lend him your money for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit.

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  1. Leviticus 25:35 Lit. his hand fails

12 And if the man is poor, you shall not [a]keep his pledge overnight. 13 (A)You shall in any case return the pledge to him again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own garment and (B)bless you; and (C)it shall be righteousness to you before the Lord your God.

14 “You shall not (D)oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether one of your brethren or one of the aliens who is in your land within your gates.

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  1. Deuteronomy 24:12 Lit. sleep with his pledge

17 But (A)whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

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