Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

Darby Translation

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

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 served as eyes for the blind and feet for the lame. 16 I was a father to the needy; I diligently inquired into the case of those I didn't know. 17 I broke the fangs of the wicked, and made him drop the prey."


Cross References

Proverbs 29:7

The righteous person is concerned about the poor; but the wicked don't understand what they need to know.

Exodus 18:26

They judged the people at all times; the difficult matters they brought to Moses, but every minor matter they judged.

Deuteronomy 13:14

You must thoroughly investigate and inquire if it is true that this detestable thing exists among you. If it is so,

Deuteronomy 17:8-10

"If a case is too difficult for you to decide with respect to bloodshed, civil claims, assault and battery, or other matters of dispute within your courts, bring it to the place that the LORD your God will choose.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Right about then, two prostitutes approached the king and requested an audience with him.

Esther 2:7

Mordecai had raised his cousin Hadassah, or Esther, because she had no father or mother. The young woman had a beautiful figure and was very attractive. After her mother and father died, Mordecai had taken her as his daughter.

Job 24:4

They push the needy off the road, and force the poor of the land into hiding.

Job 31:18

(even a poor man had grown up with me as if I were his father, and even though I had guided the widow from the time I was born),

Psalm 68:5

A father to orphans and an advocate for widows is God in his holy dwelling place.

Proverbs 25:2

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and the glory of kings to investigate a matter.

Ephesians 5:1

So be imitators of God, as his dear children.

James 1:27

A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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