A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows––this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
Father of orphans, champion of widows, is God in his holy house.
A father to those who have no father, a judge of the widows, is God in his holy place.
Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
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1 sn God is depicted here as a just ruler. In the ancient Near Eastern world a king was responsible for promoting justice, including caring for the weak and vulnerable, epitomized by the fatherless and widows.
2 tn Heb “God [is] in his holy dwelling place.” He occupies his throne and carries out his royal responsibilities.