Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

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The cause

Exodus 18:26
And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
Deuteronomy 13:14
then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of thee,
Deuteronomy 17:8
If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates; then shalt thou arise, and get thee up unto the place which Jehovah thy God shall choose;
1 Kings 3:16
Then there came two women that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Proverbs 29:7
The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know it .

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Proverbs 31:9
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy.

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