New American Standard Bible
"To the weary you have given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have withheld bread.
King James Bible
Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast not given water to the fainting to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.
World English Bible
You haven't given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou causest not the weary to drink water, And from the hungry thou withholdest bread.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou hast not given water to the weary - That is, thou hast withheld the rites of hospitality - one of the most grievous offences which could be charged on an Arabian; compare the notes at Isaiah 21:14. In all the Oriental world, hospitality was regarded, and is still, as a duty of the highest obligation.
LibraryWhat Life May be Made
'For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. 27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. 28. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. 29. When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, ... lifting up; and He shall save the humble person.'--JOB xxii. 26-29. These words are a fragment of one of the speeches of Job's friends, in which …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Whether Everything is Subject to the Providence of God?
"If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the orphan has not shared it
"Have the men of my tent not said, 'Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat '?
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