|Sirach 35: 12 - 14, 16 - 18
||Do not offer him a bribe, for he will not accept it; and do not trust to an unrighteous sacrifice; for the Lord is the judge, and with him is no partiality.
||He will not show partiality in the case of a poor man; and he will listen to the prayer of one who is wronged.
||He will not ignore the supplication of the fatherless, nor the widow when she pours out her story.
||He whose service is pleasing to the Lord will be accepted, and his prayer will reach to the clouds.
||The prayer of the humble pierces the clouds, and he will not be consoled until it reaches the Lord; he will not desist until the Most High visits him, and does justice for the righteous, and executes judgment.
||And the Lord will not delay, neither will he be patient with them, till he crushes the loins of the unmerciful and repays vengeance on the nations; till he takes away the multitude of the insolent, and breaks the scepters of the unrighteous;