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They are drenched with rain from the mountains,
    and for want of shelter they cling to the rock.
Orphans are snatched from the breast,
    infants of the needy are taken in pledge.[a]
10 They go about naked, without clothing,
    and famished, they carry the sheaves.[b]

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  1. 24:9 This verse continues the description of the plight of the poor in vv. 2–4, and may belong there.
  2. 24:10 This verse is a variant of v. 7, and may be an erroneous scribal repetition.