because I rescued the poor1 who cried for help, and the fatherless2 who had none to assist him.3
The man who was dying blessed me;4 I made the widow's5 heart sing.
I put on righteousness6 as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.7
I was eyes8 to the blind and feet to the lame.9
I was a father to the needy;10 I took up the case11 of the stranger.12
I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims13 from their teeth.14
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