New Living Translation
"Have I refused to help the poor, or crushed the hopes of widows?
King James Bible
If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
Darby Bible Translation
If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
World English Bible
"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
Young's Literal Translation
If I withhold from pleasure the poor, And the eyes of the widow do consume,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:16 If I - Denied them what they desired of me. To fail - With tedious expectation of my justice or charity. Job is most large upon this head, because in this matter Eliphaz had most particularly accused him.
LibraryWhether one Can, Without a Mortal Sin, Deny the Truth which Would Lead to One's Condemnation?
Objection 1: It would seem one can, without a mortal sin, deny the truth which would lead to one's condemnation. For Chrysostom says (Hom. xxxi super Ep. ad Heb.): "I do not say that you should lay bare your guilt publicly, nor accuse yourself before others." Now if the accused were to confess the truth in court, he would lay bare his guilt and be his own accuser. Therefore he is not bound to tell the truth: and so he does not sin mortally if he tell a lie in court. Objection 2: Further, just as …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
The Good Samaritan
Trials of the Christian
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
"You must not exploit a widow or an orphan.
And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.
For they oppressed the poor and left them destitute. They foreclosed on their homes.
You must have refused water for the thirsty and food for the hungry.
You must have sent widows away empty-handed and crushed the hopes of orphans.
Don't rob the poor just because you can, or exploit the needy in court.
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