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
They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard causes to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
Deuteronomy 13:14
then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,
Deuteronomy 17:8
If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then you shall arise, and go up to the place which the LORD your God shall choose;
1 Kings 3:16
Then two women who were prostitutes came to 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 care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.

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Proverbs 31:9
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."