Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor
will also cry out and not be answered.
Do not exploit the poor because they are poor
and do not crush the needy in court,
for the Lord will take up their case
and will exact life for life.
Do not move an ancient landmark
or enter the fields of the fatherless,
for their Redeemer is strong;
he will plead their cause against you.
Proverbs 21: 13; 22:22-23; 23:10-11