Job 31:18
New International Version
but from my youth I reared them as a father would, and from my birth I guided the widow--

New Living Translation
No, from childhood I have cared for orphans like a father, and all my life I have cared for widows.

English Standard Version
(for from my youth the fatherless grew up with me as with a father, and from my mother’s womb I guided the widow),

Berean Study Bible
though from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my mother’s womb I guided the widow—

New American Standard Bible
(But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And from infancy I guided her),

New King James Version
(But from my youth I reared him as a father, And from my mother’s womb I guided the widow);

King James Bible
(For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)

Christian Standard Bible
for from my youth, I raised him as his father, and since the day I was born I guided the widow--

Contemporary English Version
Since the time I was young, I have cared for orphans and helped widows.

Good News Translation
All my life I have taken care of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for from my youth, I raised him as his father, and since the day I was born I guided the widow--

International Standard Version
(even a poor man had grown up with me as if I were his father, and even though I had guided the widow from the time I was born),

NET Bible
but from my youth I raised the orphan like a father, and from my mother's womb I guided the widow!

New Heart English Bible
(no, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, her have I guided from my mother's womb);

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(From my youth the orphan grew up with me as though I were his father, and from my birth I treated the widow kindly.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
Nay, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And I have been her guide from my mother's womb.

New American Standard 1977
(But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And from infancy I guided her),

Jubilee Bible 2000
(for from my youth the fatherless was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided the widow from my mother's womb)

King James 2000 Bible
(For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided him from my mother's womb;)

American King James Version
(For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)

American Standard Version
(Nay, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And her have I guided from my mother's womb);

Brenton Septuagint Translation
(for I nourished them as a father from my youth and guided them from my mother's womb.)

Douay-Rheims Bible
(For from my infancy mercy grew up with me: and it came out with me from my mother's womb :)

Darby Bible Translation
(For from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, and I have guided the [widow] from my mother's womb;)

English Revised Version
(Nay, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, and I have been her guide from my mother's womb;)

Webster's Bible Translation
(For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)

World English Bible
(no, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, her have I guided from my mother's womb);

Young's Literal Translation
(But from my youth He grew up with me as with a father, And from the belly of my mother I am led.)
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
17if I have eaten my morsel alone, not sharing it with the fatherless— 18though from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my mother's womb I guided the widow— 19if I have seen one perish for lack of clothing, or a needy man without a cloak,…
Cross References
Job 22:9
You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

Job 31:17
if I have eaten my morsel alone, not sharing it with the fatherless--

Job 31:19
if I have seen one perish for lack of clothing, or a needy man without a cloak,

Treasury of Scripture

(For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)

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Lexicon
though
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

from my youth
מִ֭נְּעוּרַי (min·nə·‘ū·ray)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5271: Youth, the state, the persons

I reared him
גְּדֵלַ֣נִי (gə·ḏê·la·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1431: To grow up, become great

as would a father,
כְאָ֑ב (ḵə·’āḇ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

and from my mother's
אִמִּ֣י (’im·mî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )

womb
וּמִבֶּ֖טֶן (ū·mib·be·ṭen)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

I guided [the widow]—
אַנְחֶֽנָּה׃ (’an·ḥen·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5148: To guide, to transport
(18) For from my youth he.--The pronouns refer to the fatherless of Job 31:17 and to the widow of Job 31:16.

Verse 18. - For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb; i.e. I have always, so long as I can remember, protected the orphan and done my best to help the widow. It has been my habit from my earliest years so to act. The language is exaggerated; but it had, no doubt, a basis of fact to rest upon. Job was brought up in these principles. 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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