I would give him clothing made of wool that had come from my own flock of sheep. Then he would praise me with all his heart.
If I have ever cheated an orphan, knowing I could win in court,
then may my arms be broken; may they be torn from my shoulders.
Because I fear God's punishment, I could never do such a thing.
I have never trusted in riches 1
or taken pride in my wealth.
I have never worshiped the sun in its brightness or the moon in all its beauty.
I have not been led astray to honor them by kissing my hand in reverence to them.
Such a sin should be punished by death; it denies Almighty God.
I have never been glad when my enemies suffered, or pleased when they met with disaster;
I never sinned by praying for their death.