All the days of the oppressed are wretched.
(Proverbs 15:15; NIV).
We are wretched,
Pitiful and weak,
For we have been invaded,
And the strong oppress the meek.
We are anxious,
Hungry, thirsty, poor,
For we are now blockaded,
And the strong despise your law.
We are homeless,
Distressed in heart and mind,
Yet everyone is fragile,
And all lives are intertwined.
We are battered
By hardship, bomb and gun,
But weak and strong are suffering –
For all of us are one.
You say, “I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.” But you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked (Revelation 3:17; NIV).
We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other (Romans 12:5; NLT).
If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it (1 Corinthians 12:26; CSB).
There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NLT).