and your night will become like the noonday.”
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always;
He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.