16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,

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17 if I have kept my bread to myself, not sharing it with the fatherless—

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18 but from my youth I reared them as a father would, and from my birth I guided the widow—

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19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or the needy without garments,

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20 and their hearts did not bless me for warming them with the fleece from my sheep,

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21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, knowing that I had influence in court,

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22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder, let it be broken off at the joint.
23 For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.

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