Job 31:21
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New International Version
if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, knowing that I had influence in court,

New Living Translation
"If I raised my hand against an orphan, knowing the judges would take my side,

English Standard Version
if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate,

New American Standard Bible
If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate,

King James Bible
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if I ever cast my vote against a fatherless child when I saw that I had support in the city gate,

International Standard Version
if I've raised my hand against an orphan when I thought I would against him in court,

NET Bible
if I have raised my hand to vote against the orphan, when I saw my support in the court,

New Heart English Bible
if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I have shaken my fist at an orphan because I knew that others would back me up in court,

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, Because I saw my help in the gate;

New American Standard 1977
If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan,
            Because I saw I had support in the gate,

Jubilee Bible 2000
if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, even when I saw that they would all help me in the gate;

King James 2000 Bible
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw I had help in the gate:

American King James Version
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

American Standard Version
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, Because I saw my help in the gate:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, even when I saw myself superior in the gate:

Darby Bible Translation
If I have lifted up my hand against an orphan, because I saw my help in the gate:

English Revised Version
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate:

Webster's Bible Translation
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

World English Bible
if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate,

Young's Literal Translation
If I have waved at the fatherless my hand, When I see in him the gate of my court,
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
20If his loins have not thanked me, And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep, 21If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate, 22Let my shoulder fall from the socket, And my arm be broken off at the elbow.…
Cross References
Job 29:7
"When I went out to the gate of the city, When I took my seat in the square,

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

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

Job 31:20
If his loins have not thanked me, And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep,
Treasury of Scripture

If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

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Job 6:27 Yes, you overwhelm the fatherless, and you dig a pit for your friend.

Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have …

Job 24:9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and …

Proverbs 23:10,11 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless…

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the …

Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of …

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Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

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