13 “If I have denied justice to any of my servants,(A)
    whether male or female,
    when they had a grievance against me,(B)
14 what will I do when God confronts me?(C)
    What will I answer when called to account?(D)
15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them?(E)
    Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?(F)

16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor(G)
    or let the eyes of the widow(H) grow weary,(I)
17 if I have kept my bread to myself,
    not sharing it with the fatherless(J)
18 but from my youth I reared them as a father would,
    and from my birth I guided the widow(K)
19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing,(L)
    or the needy(M) without garments,
20 and their hearts did not bless me(N)
    for warming them with the fleece(O) from my sheep,
21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless,(P)
    knowing that I had influence in court,(Q)
22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder,
    let it be broken off at the joint.(R)
23 For I dreaded destruction from God,(S)
    and for fear of his splendor(T) I could not do such things.(U)

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