King James Version
I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
Darby Bible Translation
I was a father to the needy, and the cause which I knew not I searched out;
World English Bible
I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn't know, I searched out.
Young's Literal Translation
A father I am to the needy, And the cause I have not known I search out.
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.Job 29:16 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryThe Case of Spiritual Decay and Languor in Religion
1. Declension in religion, and relapses into sin, with their sorrowful consequences, are in the general too probable.--2. The ease of declension and langour in religion described, negatively.--3. And positively.--4. As discovering itself by a failure in the duties of the closet.--5. By a neglect of social worship.--6. By want of love to our fellow Christians.--7. By an undue attachment to sensual pleasures or secular cares.--8. By prejudices against some important principles in religion.--9,10. A …
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Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.
They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
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