Job 29:16
I was a father to the needy, and I took up the case of the stranger.
Cross References
Job 4:3
Surely you have instructed many, and have strengthened their feeble hands.

Job 24:4
They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

Proverbs 29:7
The righteous consider the cause of the poor, but the wicked have no regard for such concerns.

Isaiah 22:21
I will clothe him with your robe and tie your sash around him. I will put your authority in his hand, and he will be a father to the dwellers of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.

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a father

Job 31:18
though from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my mother's womb I guided the widow--

Esther 2:7
And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah (that is, Esther), the daughter of his uncle, because she did not have a father or mother. The young woman was lovely in form and appearance, and when her father and mother had died, Mordecai had taken her in as his own daughter.

Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.

Ephesians 5:1
Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children,

James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

the cause

Exodus 18:26
And they judged the people at all times; they would bring the difficult cases to Moses, but any minor issue they would judge themselves.

Deuteronomy 13:14
then you must inquire, investigate, and interrogate thoroughly. And if it is established with certainty that this abomination has been committed among you,

Deuteronomy 17:8-10
If a case is too difficult for you to judge, whether the controversy within your gates is regarding bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults, you must go up to the place the LORD your God will choose. . . .

1 Kings 3:16-28
At that time two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. . . .

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of kings to search it out.

Proverbs 29:7
The righteous consider the cause of the poor, but the wicked have no regard for such concerns.

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