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Job 31:16-18

Context

31:16 If I have refused to give the poor what they desired, 1 

or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,

31:17 If I ate my morsel of bread myself,

and did not share any of it with orphans 2 

31:18 but from my youth I raised the orphan 3  like a father,

and from my mother’s womb 4 

I guided the widow! 5 

1 tn Heb “kept the poor from [their] desire.”

2 tn Heb “and an orphan did not eat from it.”

3 tn Heb “he grew up with me.” Several commentators have decided to change the pronoun to “I,” and make it causative.

4 tn The expression “from my mother’s womb” is obviously hyperbolic. It is a way of saying “all his life.”

5 tn Heb “I guided her,” referring to the widow mentioned in v. 16.



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