19 For he has oppressed the poor(A) and left them destitute;(B)
    he has seized houses(C) he did not build.

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16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor(A)
    or let the eyes of the widow(B) grow weary,(C)

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Whoever mocks the poor(A) shows contempt for their Maker;(B)
    whoever gloats over disaster(C) will not go unpunished.(D)

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Saying 2

22 Do not exploit the poor(A) because they are poor
    and do not crush the needy in court,(B)

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but with righteousness(A) he will judge the needy,(B)
    with justice(C) he will give decisions for the poor(D) of the earth.
He will strike(E) the earth with the rod of his mouth;(F)
    with the breath(G) of his lips he will slay the wicked.(H)

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17 “The poor and needy search for water,(A)
    but there is none;
    their tongues are parched with thirst.(B)
But I the Lord will answer(C) them;
    I, the God of Israel, will not forsake(D) them.

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The Year of the Lord’s Favor

61 The Spirit(A) of the Sovereign Lord(B) is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed(C) me
    to proclaim good news(D) to the poor.(E)
He has sent me to bind up(F) the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom(G) for the captives(H)
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:1 Hebrew; Septuagint the blind