Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; uphold the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 24:17
Do not deny justice to the foreigner or the fatherless, and do not take a widow's cloak as security.
to vindicate the fatherless and oppressed, that the men of the earth may strike terror no more.
Blessed is he who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble.
He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted with justice.
I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy.
Learn to do right, seek justice, correct the oppressor, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow."
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide in favor of the earth's oppressed. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.
He took up the cause of the poor and needy, and so it went well. Is this not what it means to know Me?" declares the LORD.
Chapter Outline1. The psalmist, having exhorted the judges
5. And reproved their negligence
8. Prays God to judge
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