and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. 2
When you see someone naked, clothe him!
Don’t turn your back on your own flesh and blood! 3
and feed the oppressed. 5
Then your light will dispel the darkness, 6
and your darkness will be transformed into noonday. 7
1 tn Heb “Is it not?” The rhetorical question here expects a positive answer, “It is!”
2 tn Heb “and afflicted [ones], homeless [ones] you should bring [into] a house.” On the meaning of מְרוּדִים (mÿrudim, “homeless”) see HALOT 633 s.v. *מָרוּד.
3 tn Heb “and from your flesh do not hide yourself.”
5 tn Heb “If you furnish for the hungry [with] your being, and the appetite of the oppressed you satisfy.”
6 tn Heb “will rise in the darkness.”
7 tn Heb “and your darkness [will be] like noonday.”