Parallel Verses

World English Bible

I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn't know, 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.

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.

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. The cause of him who I didn't know, I searched out. 17 I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked the prey out of his teeth.


Cross References

Proverbs 29:7

The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.

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 17:8-10

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 Yahweh your God shall choose;

1 Kings 3:16-28

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

Esther 2:7

He brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother. 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 poor of the earth all hide themselves.

Job 31:18

(no, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, her have I guided from my mother's womb);

Psalm 68:5

A father of the fatherless, and a defender 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 matter.

Ephesians 5:1

Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

James 1:27

Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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