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Exodus 22:21-31 (New International Version)

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21 "Do not mistreat an alien1 or oppress him, for you were aliens2 in Egypt. 22 "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.3 23 If you do and they cry out4 to me, I will certainly hear their cry.5 24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.6 25 "If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.a7 26 If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge,8 return it to him by sunset, 27 because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in?9 When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.10 28 "Do not blaspheme Godb11 or curse12 the ruler of your people.13 29 "Do not hold back offerings14 from your granaries or your vats.c "You must give me the firstborn of your sons.15 30 Do the same with your cattle and your sheep.16 Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.17 31 "You are to be my holy people.18 So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts;19 throw it to the dogs.
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