"If I have denied the desires of the poor1 or let the eyes of the widow2 grow weary,3
if I have kept my bread to myself, not sharing it with the fatherless4--
but from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my birth I guided the widow5--
if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing,6 or a needy7 man without a garment,
and his heart did not bless me8 for warming him with the fleece9 from my sheep,
if I have raised my hand against the fatherless,10 knowing that I had influence in court,11
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