Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“I was a father to the needy,
And I investigated the case which I did not know.

King James Version

I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

Holman Bible

I was a father to the needy,
and I examined the case of the stranger.

International Standard Version

I was a father to the needy; I diligently inquired into the case of those I didn't know.

A Conservative Version

I was a father to the needy, and I searched out the case of him whom I did not know.

American Standard Version

I was a father to the needy: And the cause of him that I knew not I searched out.

Amplified


“I was a father to the needy;
I investigated the case I did not know [and assured justice].

Bible in Basic English

I was a father to the poor, searching out the cause of him who was strange to me.

Darby Translation

I was a father to the needy, and the cause which I knew not I searched out;

Julia Smith Translation

I was a father to the needy, and the contention I knew not I shall search it out

King James 2000

I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I [was] a father to the poor, and I investigated {the stranger's} legal dispute.

Modern King James verseion

I was a father to the poor; and the cause which I did not know, I searched out.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I was a father unto the poor, and when I knew not their cause, I sought it out diligently.

NET Bible

I was a father to the needy, and I investigated the case of the person I did not know;

New Heart English Bible

I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I did not know, I searched out.

The Emphasized Bible

A father, was, I, to the needy, and, as for the cause which I knew not, I used to search it out;

Webster

I was a father to the poor: 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

A father I am to the needy, And the cause I have not known I search out.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to the poor
H34
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

and the cause
רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

References

Fausets

Watsons

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense

15 “I was eyes to the blind
And feet to the lame.
16 “I was a father to the needy,
And I investigated the case which I did not know.
17 “I broke the jaws of the wicked
And snatched the prey from his teeth.


Cross References

Proverbs 29:7

The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor,
The wicked does not understand such concern.

Exodus 18:26

They judged the people at all times; the difficult dispute they would bring to Moses, but every minor dispute they themselves would judge.

Deuteronomy 13:14

then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you,

Deuteronomy 17:8-10

If any case is too difficult for you to decide, between one kind of homicide or another, between one kind of lawsuit or another, and between one kind of assault or another, being cases of dispute in your courts, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the Lord your God chooses.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him.

Esther 2:7

He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had no father or mother. Now the young lady was beautiful of form and face, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.

Job 24:4

“They push the needy aside from the road;
The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.

Job 31:18

(But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father,
And from infancy I guided her),

Psalm 68:5

A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.

Proverbs 25:2

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

Ephesians 5:1

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;

James 1:27

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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