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Ezekiel 22:7

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22:7 They have treated father and mother with contempt 1  within you; they have oppressed the foreigner among you; they have wronged the orphan and the widow 2  within you.

Ezekiel 22:15

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22:15 I will scatter you among the nations and disperse you among various countries; I will remove your impurity from you. 3 

1 tn Heb “treated lightly, cursed.”

2 tn Widows and orphans are often coupled together in the OT (Deut 14:29; 16:11, 14; 24:19-21; 26:12-13; Jer 7:6; 22:3). They represented all who were poor and vulnerable to economic exploitation.

3 sn The ultimate purpose of divine judgment is to purify the covenant community of its sins.



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