“Have I refused to help the poor, or crushed the hopes of widows?
Have I been stingy with my food and refused to share it with orphans?
No, from childhood I have cared for orphans like a father, and all my life I have cared for widows.
Whenever I saw the homeless without clothes and the needy with nothing to wear,
did they not praise me for providing wool clothing to keep them warm?
“If I raised my hand against an orphan, knowing the judges would take my side,
then let my shoulder be wrenched out of place! Let my arm be torn from its socket!
That would be better than facing God’s judgment. For if the majesty of God opposes me, what hope is there?
“Have I put my trust in money or felt secure because of my gold?
Have I gloated about my wealth and all that I own?
“Have I looked at the sun shining in the skies, or the moon walking down its silver pathway,