They kill (A)the widow and the sojourner,
    and murder (B)the fatherless;

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to turn aside the needy from justice
    and (A)to rob the poor of my people of their right,
that widows may be their spoil,
    and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

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“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be (A)a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those (B)who oppress the hired worker in his wages, (C)the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

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Father and mother (A)are treated with contempt in you; the sojourner (B)suffers extortion in your midst; the fatherless and the widow (C)are wronged in you.

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Thus says the Lord: (A)Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And (B)do no wrong or violence (C)to the resident alien, (D)the fatherless, and the widow, nor (E)shed innocent blood in this place.

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if you (A)do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow, (B)or shed innocent blood in this place, (C)and if you do not go after other gods to your own harm,

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15 Whoever is found will be thrust through,
    and whoever is caught will fall by the sword.
16 (A)Their infants will be dashed in pieces
    before their eyes;
their houses will be plundered
    and their wives ravished.

17 Behold, (B)I am stirring up the Medes against them,
    who have no regard for silver
    and do not delight in gold.
18 (C)Their bows will slaughter[a] the young men;
    they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb;
    their eyes will not pity children.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 13:18 Hebrew dash in pieces

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