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Exodus 22:21-27 (Lexham English Bible)

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Regulations Regarding Foreigners and the Poor

21 " 'You will not mistreat an alien, and you will not oppress him, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt. 22 " 'You will not afflict any widow or orphan. 23 If you indeed afflict him, yes, if he cries out at all to me, I will certainly hear his cry of distress. 24 And {I will become angry},a and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives will be widows and your children orphans. 25 " 'If you lend money [to] my people, [to] the needy with you, you will not be to him as a creditor; you will not {charge him interest}.b 26 If indeed you require the cloak of your neighbor as a pledge, you will return it to him at sundown, 27 because it is his only garment; it is his cloak for his skin. In what will he sleep? {And}c when he cries out to me, I will hear, because I [am] gracious.
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