10 All my bones will say,
Lord, who is like you,(A)
rescuing the poor from one too strong for him,
the poor or the needy from one who robs him?” (B)

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22 Don’t rob a poor person because he is poor,
and don’t crush the oppressed(A) at the city gate,(B)

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The Realities of Wealth

If you see oppression of the poor(A) and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don’t be astonished at the situation,(B) because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them.

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For I the Lord love justice;(A)
I hate robbery and injustice;[a]
I will faithfully reward my people
and make a permanent covenant(B) with them.

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Footnotes

  1. 61:8 Some Hb mss, DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg; other Hb mss read robbery with a burnt offering

12 House of David, this is what the Lord says:

Administer justice every morning,
and rescue the victim of robbery
from his oppressor,(A)
or my anger will flare up like fire
and burn unquenchably
because of your evil deeds.

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12 and when he oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, and does not return collateral, and when he looks to the idols, commits detestable acts,(A)

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29 The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery.(A) They have oppressed the poor and needy and unlawfully exploited the resident alien.

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