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Ben Sira 35:15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Ben Sira 35:15 NABRE

Do not trust in sacrifice of the fruits of extortion, For he is a God of justice, who shows no partiality.

Ben Sira 35:16 NABRE

He shows no partiality to the weak but hears the grievance of the oppressed.

Ben Sira 35:17 NABRE

He does not forsake the cry of the orphan, nor the widow when she pours out her complaint.

Ben Sira 35:18 NABRE

Do not the tears that stream down her cheek

Ben Sira 35:19 NABRE

cry out against the one that causes them to fall?

Ben Sira 35:20 NABRE

Those who serve God to please him are accepted; their petition reaches the clouds.

Ben Sira 35:21 NABRE

The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds; it does not rest till it reaches its goal; Nor will it withdraw till the Most High responds

Ben Sira 35:22 NABRE

judges justly and affirms the right. God indeed will not delay, and like a warrior, will not be still Till he breaks the backs of the merciless

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