Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 poor and needy; the cause of him I did not know I searched out.

Bible in Basic English

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I was a father to the needy; and the cause which I did not know 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 was I to the lame; 16 I was a father to the needy, and the cause which I knew not I searched out; 17 And I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.


Cross References

Proverbs 29:7

The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge.

Exodus 18:26

And they judged the people at all times: the hard matters they brought to Moses, but every small matter they judged.

Deuteronomy 13:14

then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and if it be truth, and the thing be certain, that this abomination hath happened in the midst of thee,

Deuteronomy 17:8-10

If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between cause and cause, and between stroke and stroke, matters of controversy within thy gates, then shalt thou arise, and go up to the place which Jehovah thy God will choose.

1 Kings 3:16-28

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

Esther 2:7

And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother and the maiden was fair and beautiful and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.

Job 24:4

They turn the needy out of the way: the afflicted of the land all hide themselves.

Job 31:18

(For from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, and I have guided the widow from my mother's womb;)

Psalm 68:5

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Proverbs 25:2

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.

Ephesians 5:1

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,

James 1:27

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

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