23 Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.(A)
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.(B)
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.(C)

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Both hands are good(A) at accomplishing evil:
the official and the judge demand a bribe;(B)
when the powerful man communicates his evil desire,
they plot it together.

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