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Exodus/Shemot 22:20-23

כ וְגֵר לֹא-תוֹנֶה, וְלֹא תִלְחָצֶנּוּ: כִּי-גֵרִים הֱיִיתֶם, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. כא כָּל-אַלְמָנָה וְיָתוֹם, לֹא תְעַנּוּן. כב אִם-עַנֵּה תְעַנֶּה, אֹתוֹ--כִּי אִם-צָעֹק יִצְעַק אֵלַי, שָׁמֹעַ אֶשְׁמַע צַעֲקָתוֹ. כג וְחָרָה אַפִּי, וְהָרַגְתִּי אֶתְכֶם בֶּחָרֶב; וְהָיוּ נְשֵׁיכֶם אַלְמָנוֹת, וּבְנֵיכֶם יְתֹמִים. 

20 You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 21 You shall not ill treat any widow or orphan. 22 If you do mistreat them, I will heed their out cry as soon as they cry out to Me 23 and my anger shall blaze forth and I will put you to the sword, and your own wives shall become widows and your children orphans.

Details
Translation from the Jewish Publication Society Hebrew-English Tanakh and Lori Shaller.
Description
A passage from the Torah describing the way Jews should treat strangers, widows, and orphans. The Torah is a traditional Jewish text.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Exodus/Shemot 22:20-23." (Viewed on July 22, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/exodusshemot-22-20-23>.

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