New Living Translation
I was a father to the poor and assisted strangers who needed help.
King James Bible
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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Hymns of the hortatory and persuasive tone are sufficiently numerous to make an "embarrassment of riches" in a compiler's hands. Not a few songs of invitation and awakening are either quoted or mentioned in the chapter on "Old Revival Hymns," and many appear among those in the last chapter, (on the Hymns of Wales;) but the working songs of Christian hymnology deserve a special space as such. "COME HITHER ALL YE WEARY SOULS," Sung to "Federal St.," is one of the older soul-winning calls from …
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"In the past you have encouraged many people; you have strengthened those who were weak.
The poor are pushed off the path; the needy must hide together for safety.
The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don't care at all.
I will dress him in your royal robes and will give him your title and your authority. And he will be a father to the people of Jerusalem and Judah.
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