Job 31:19
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New International Version
if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or the needy without garments,

New Living Translation
Whenever I saw the homeless without clothes and the needy with nothing to wear,

English Standard Version
if I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, or the needy without covering,

New American Standard Bible
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,

King James Bible
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

Christian Standard Bible
if I have seen anyone dying for lack of clothing or a needy person without a cloak,

Contemporary English Version
I provided clothes for the poor,

Good News Translation
When I found someone in need, too poor to buy clothes,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if I have seen anyone dying for lack of clothing or a needy person without a cloak,

International Standard Version
if I've observed someone who is about to die for lack of clothes or if I have no clothing to give to the poor,

NET Bible
If I have seen anyone about to perish for lack of clothing, or a poor man without a coat,

New Heart English Bible
if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I have seen anyone die because he had no clothes or a poor person going naked....

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I have seen any wanderer in want of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering;

New American Standard 1977
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,

Jubilee Bible 2000
if I have seen any perish for want of clothing or any needy without a covering;

King James 2000 Bible
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

American King James Version
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

American Standard Version
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have despised him that was perishing for want of clothing, and the poor man that had no covering:

Darby Bible Translation
If I have seen any perishing for want of clothing, or any needy without covering;

English Revised Version
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;

Webster's Bible Translation
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

World English Bible
if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;

Young's Literal Translation
If I see any perishing without clothing, And there is no covering to the needy,
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
18(But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And from infancy I guided her), 19If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering, 20If his loins have not thanked me, And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep,…
Cross References
Job 22:6
"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.

Job 24:4
"They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.

Job 29:13
"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

Job 31:18
(But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And from infancy I guided her),

Job 31:20
If his loins have not thanked me, And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep,

Isaiah 58:7
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Treasury of Scripture

If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

Job 22:6 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped …

2 Chronicles 28:15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, …

Isaiah 58:7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the …

Matthew 25:36,43 Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was …

Luke 3:11 He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart …

Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought …

James 2:16 And one of you say to them, Depart in peace, be you warmed and filled…

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but …

(19) If I have seen any perish for want of.--Or, any wanderer without.

Verse 19. - If I have seen any perish for want of clothing (scrap. Job 22:6, where Eliphaz taxes Job with so acting; and, on the duty of clothing the naked, see Isaiah 58:7; Ezekiel 18:7, 16; Matthew 25:36). Or any poor without covering. A pleonastic parallelism. If I have seen any perish for want of clothing,.... A man may be in such poor circumstances as to want proper clothing to cover his naked body with, and preserve it from the inclemencies of the weather, and for want of it be ready to perish or die with cold. Job denies he had seen any such; not that he had never seen persons in such perishing circumstances; but he had not seen them as to "despise" them, as the Vulgate Latin version, as to have them in contempt, or look at them with disdain because of their poverty and rags, or sordid apparel; or so as to "overlook" them, as the Septuagint version, to neglect them, and to take no notice of them, and make no provision for their clothing, a warm and comfortable garment, as in Job 31:20,

or any poor without covering; without clothing sufficient to cover himself with, and keep him warm; Job had seen such objects, but he did not leave them in such a condition; he saw them, and had compassion on them, and clothed them. 19. perish—that is, ready to perish (Job 29:13).31:16-23 Job's conscience gave testimony concerning his just and charitable behaviour toward the poor. He is most large upon this head, because in this matter he was particularly accused. He was tender of all, and hurtful to none. Notice the principles by which Job was restrained from being uncharitable and unmerciful. He stood in awe of the Lord, as certainly against him, if he should wrong the poor. Regard to worldly interests may restrain a man from actual crimes; but the grace of God alone can make him hate, dread, and shun sinful thoughts and desires.
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