Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 29:16

Context
NETBible

I was a father 1  to the needy, and I investigated the case of the person I did not know;

XREF

Ex 18:26; De 13:14; De 17:8-10; 1Ki 3:16-28; Es 2:7; Job 31:18; Ps 68:5; Pr 25:2; Pr 29:7; Eph 5:1; Jas 1:27

NET © Notes

sn The word “father” does not have a wide range of meanings in the OT. But there are places that it is metaphorical, especially in a legal setting like this where the poor need aid.



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