15 bA rich man’s wealth is his strong city;
the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
and none who waters will himself be watered.
26 oThe people curse him who holds back grain,
23 The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,
but it is swept away through binjustice.
25 The Lord tears down the house of qthe proud
5 Whoever mocks the poor rinsults his Maker;
4 fWealth brings many new friends,
fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.
7 jAll a poor man’s brothers hate him;
khow much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursues them with words, but does not have them.1
17 cWhoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
13 qWhoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor
will himself call out and not be answered.
for he bshares his bread with the poor.
16 Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,
or gives to the rich, owill only come to poverty.
22 uDo not rob the poor, because he is poor,
23 for xthe Lord will plead their cause
and rob of life those who rob them.
11 jRescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
12 If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
Does not he who mkeeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man naccording to his work?
3 fA poor man who oppresses the poor
is a beating rain that leaves no food.
27 Whoever vgives to the poor will not want,
but he who whides his eyes will get many a curse.
8 qOpen your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.1
9 Open your mouth, rjudge righteously,