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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24 “If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, ‘You are my security,’
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25 if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,
26 if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor,
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27 so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand offered them a kiss of homage,