May he defend the afflicted(A) among the people
    and save the children of the needy;(B)
    may he crush the oppressor.(C)

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15 What do you mean by crushing my people(A)
    and grinding(B) the faces of the poor?”(C)
declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.(D)

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30 The poorest of the poor will find pasture,
    and the needy(A) will lie down in safety.(B)
But your root I will destroy by famine;(C)
    it will slay(D) your survivors.(E)

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The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[a] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 11:5 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

22 So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[a] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.(A)

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  1. Luke 7:22 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.(A)

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Listen, my dear brothers and sisters:(A) Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world(B) to be rich in faith(C) and to inherit the kingdom(D) he promised those who love him?(E)

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