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A good person knows the rights of the poor, but wicked people cannot understand such things.
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The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge.
Job 29:16 I was the father of the poor: and the cause which I knew not, I searched out most diligently.
Job 31:13,21 If I have despised to abide judgment with my manservant, or my maidservant, when they had any controversy against me: . . .
Psalm 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. For thou hast regarded my humility, thou hast saved my soul out of distresses.
Psalm 41:1 Unto the end, a psalm for David himself.  Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Proverbs 21:13 He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself, and shall not be heard.
1 Samuel 25:9-11 And when David's servants came, they spoke to Nabal all these words in David's name, and then held their peace. . . .
Jeremiah 5:28 They are grown gross and fat: and have most wickedly transgressed my words. They have not judged the cause of the widow, they have not managed the cause of the fatherless, and they have not judged the judgment of the poor.
Jeremiah 22:15-17 Shalt thou reign, because thou comparest thyself to the cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and it was then well with him? . . .
Ezekiel 22:7,29-31 They have abused father and mother in thee, they have oppressed the stranger in the midst of thee, they have grieved the fatherless and widow in thee. . . .
Micah 3:1-4 For he shall go up that shall open the way before them: they shall divide and pass through the gate, and shall come in by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord at the head of them. . . .
ContextThe Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
…6A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth: and the just shall praise and rejoice. 7The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge.8Corrupt men bring a city to ruin: but wise men turn away wrath.…
I was the father of the poor: and the cause which I knew not, I searched out most diligently.
Unto the end, a psalm for David himself.  Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.
Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the children that pass.
Open thy mouth, decree that which is just, and do justice to the needy and poor.
Additional TranslationsThe righteous consider the cause of the poor, but the wicked have no regard for such concerns.The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not to know it.
The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know it .
A righteous man knows how to judge for the poor: but the ungodly understands not knowledge; and the poor man has not an understanding mind.
The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge.
The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor: the wicked hath not understanding to know it.
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.
The righteous knoweth the plea of the poor, The wicked understandeth not knowledge.
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