Job 29:12
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New International Version
because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them.

New Living Translation
For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who required help.

English Standard Version
because I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him.

New American Standard Bible
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.

King James Bible
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I rescued the poor man who cried out for help, and the fatherless child who had no one to support him.

International Standard Version
because I delivered the poor who were crying for help, along with orphans who had no one to help them.

NET Bible
for I rescued the poor who cried out for help, and the orphan who had no one to assist him;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because I rescued the poor who called [for help] and the orphans who had no one to help them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because I delivered the poor that cried, The fatherless also, that had none to help him.

New American Standard 1977
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help,
            And the orphan who had no helper.

Jubilee Bible 2000
because I delivered the poor that cried and the fatherless who had no one to help him.

King James 2000 Bible
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

American King James Version
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

American Standard Version
Because I delivered the poor that cried, The fatherless also, that had none to help him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out; and the fatherless that had no helper.

Darby Bible Translation
For I delivered the afflicted that cried, and the fatherless who had no helper.

English Revised Version
Because I delivered the poor that cried, the fatherless also, that had none to help him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

World English Bible
Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him,

Young's Literal Translation
For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, And the fatherless who hath no helper.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:7-17 All sorts of people paid respect to Job, not only for the dignity of his rank, but for his personal merit, his prudence, integrity, and good management. Happy the men who are blessed with such gifts as these! They have great opportunities of honouring God and doing good, but have great need to watch against pride. Happy the people who are blessed with such men! it is a token for good to them. Here we see what Job valued himself by, in the day of his prosperity. It was by his usefulness. He valued himself by the check he gave to the violence of proud and evil men. Good magistrates must thus be a restraint to evil-doers, and protect the innocent; in order to this, they should arm themselves with zeal and resolution. Such men are public blessings, and resemble Him who rescues poor sinners from Satan. How many who were ready to perish, now are blessing Him! But who can show forth His praises? May we trust in His mercy, and seek to imitate His truth, justice, and love.
Study Bible
Job's Former Blessings
11"For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me, 12Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper. 13"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.…
Cross References
Job 24:4
"They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.

Job 24:9
"Others snatch the orphan from the breast, And against the poor they take a pledge.

Job 31:17
Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the orphan has not shared it

Job 31:21
If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate,

Job 34:28
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted--

Psalm 72:12
For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.

Psalm 82:4
Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 88:4
I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,

Proverbs 21:13
He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be answered.

Proverbs 31:8
Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Treasury of Scripture

Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

I delivered

Job 22:5-9 Is not your wickedness great? and your iniquities infinite…

Nehemiah 5:2-13 For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: …

Psalm 72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and …

Psalm 82:2-4 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah…

Proverbs 21:13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry …

Proverbs 24:11,12 If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those …

Jeremiah 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with …

the fatherless

Exodus 22:22-24 You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child…

Deuteronomy 10:18 He does execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loves …

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in …

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To …

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