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17 Whoever cares for the poor lends to the Lord,(A)
    who will pay back the sum in full.

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Do not aggravate a heart already angry,
    nor delay giving to the needy.
A beggar’s request do not reject;
    do not turn your face away from the poor.
From the needy do not turn your eyes;
    do not give them reason to curse you.
If in their pain they cry out bitterly,
    their Rock will hear the sound of their cry.

Social Conduct

Endear yourself to the assembly;
    before the city’s ruler bow your head.
Give a hearing to the poor,
    and return their greeting with deference;

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