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

King James Bible
If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

Darby Bible Translation
If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my lambs;

World English Bible
if his heart hasn't blessed me, if he hasn't been warmed with my sheep's fleece;

Young's Literal Translation
If his loins have not blessed me, And from the fleece of my sheep He doth not warm himself,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

If his loins have not blessed me - This is a personification by which the part of the body that had been clothed by the benevolence of Job, is supposed to speak and render him thanks.

Job 31:20 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether virtue is in us by Nature?
Objection 1: It would seem that virtue is in us by nature. For Damascene says (De Fide Orth. iii, 14): "Virtues are natural to us and are equally in all of us." And Antony says in his sermon to the monks: "If the will contradicts nature it is perverse, if it follow nature it is virtuous." Moreover, a gloss on Mat. 4:23, "Jesus went about," etc., says: "He taught them natural virtues, i.e. chastity, justice, humility, which man possesses naturally." Objection 2: Further, the virtuous good consists
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Confession is According to the Natural Law?
Objection 1: It would seem that confession is according to the natural law. For Adam and Cain were bound to none but the precepts of the natural law, and yet they are reproached for not confessing their sin. Therefore confession of sin is according to the natural law. Objection 2: Further, those precepts which are common to the Old and New Law are according to the natural law. But confession was prescribed in the Old Law, as may be gathered from Is. 43:26: "Tell, if thou hast anything to justify
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 22:6
"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.

Job 31:19
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,

Job 31:21
If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate,

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?

Ezekiel 18:16
or oppress anyone, or retain a pledge, or commit robbery, but he gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,

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