You gave no water to the thirsty and withheld food from the famished,
while the land belonged to a powerful man and an influential man lived on it.
You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.
"If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the LORD your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.
Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has.
Be careful that there isn't this wicked thought in your heart, 'The seventh year, the year of canceling debts, is near,' and you are stingy toward your poor brother and give him [nothing]. He will cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty.
Give to him, and don't have a stingy heart when you give, and because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you do.
He distributes freely to the poor; his righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted in honor.
He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man's table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.
So each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea.
[They asked] only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do.
Your sons and daughters will be given to another people, while your eyes grow weary looking for them every day. But you will be powerless to do anything.
I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
My eyes grow weary [looking] for what You have promised; I ask, "When will You comfort me?"
My eyes grow weary [looking for] Your salvation and for Your righteous promise.
I chirp like a swallow [or] a crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed; support me.
All the while our eyes were failing [as we looked] in vain for assistance; we watched from our towers for a nation that refused to help.