Job 31:17
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New International Version
if I have kept my bread to myself, not sharing it with the fatherless--

New Living Translation
Have I been stingy with my food and refused to share it with orphans?

English Standard Version
or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it

New American Standard Bible
Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the orphan has not shared it

King James Bible
Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if I have eaten my few crumbs alone without letting the fatherless eat any of it--

International Standard Version
if I ate my meals by myself without feeding orphans,

NET Bible
If I ate my morsel of bread myself, and did not share any of it with orphans--

New Heart English Bible
or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it

GOD'S WORD® Translation
or have eaten my food alone without letting the orphan eat any of it....

JPS Tanakh 1917
Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, And the fatherless hath not eaten thereof--

New American Standard 1977
Or have eaten my morsel alone,
            And the orphan has not shared it

Jubilee Bible 2000
or have eaten my morsel alone and the fatherless has not eaten thereof;

King James 2000 Bible
Or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it;

American King James Version
Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless has not eaten thereof;

American Standard Version
Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof:

Darby Bible Translation
Or have eaten my morsel alone, so that the fatherless ate not thereof,

English Revised Version
Or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;

Webster's Bible Translation
Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten of it;

World English Bible
or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it

Young's Literal Translation
And I do eat my morsel by myself, And the orphan hath not eat of it,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
31:16-23 Job's conscience gave testimony concerning his just and charitable behaviour toward the poor. He is most large upon this head, because in this matter he was particularly accused. He was tender of all, and hurtful to none. Notice the principles by which Job was restrained from being uncharitable and unmerciful. He stood in awe of the Lord, as certainly against him, if he should wrong the poor. Regard to worldly interests may restrain a man from actual crimes; but the grace of God alone can make him hate, dread, and shun sinful thoughts and desires.
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
16"If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail, 17Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the orphan has not shared it 18(But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And from infancy I guided her),…
Cross References
James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Job 22:7
"To the weary you have given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have withheld bread.

Job 29:12
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.

Job 31:18
(But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And from infancy I guided her),

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

Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless has not eaten thereof;

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Deuteronomy 15:11,14 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command …

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, …

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

John 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had …

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul…

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Job 29:13-16 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused …

Ezekiel 18:7,16 And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, …

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

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

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

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