Job 31:19
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English Standard Version
if I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, or the needy without covering,

King James Bible
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

American Standard Version
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have despised him that was perishing for want of clothing, and the poor man that had no covering:

English Revised Version
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;

Webster's Bible Translation
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

13 If I despised the cause of my servant and my maid,

When they contended with me:

14 What should I do, if God should rise up,

And if He should make search, what should I answer Him?

15 Hath not He who formed me in the womb formed him also,

And hath not One fashioned us in the belly?

It might happen, as Job 31:13 assumes, that his servant or his maid (אמה, Arab. amatun, denotes a maid who is not necessarily a slave, ‛abde, as Job 19:15, whereas שׁפחה does not occur in the book) contended with him, and in fact so that they on their part began the dispute (for, as the Talmud correctly points out, it is not בּריבי עמּם, but בּריבם עמּדי), but he did not then treat them as a despot; they were not accounted as res but personae by him, he allowed them to maintain their personal right in opposition to him. Christopher Scultetus observes here: Gentiles quidem non concedebant jus servo contra dominum, cui etiam vitae necisque potestas in ipsum erat; sed Iob amore justitiae libere se demisit, ut vel per alios judices aut arbitros litem talem curaret decidi vel sibi ipsi sit moderatus, ut juste pronuntiaret. If he were one who despised (אמאס not מאסתּי) his servants' cause: what should he do if God arose and entered into judgment; and if He should appoint an examination (thus Hahn correctly, for the conclusion shows that פקד is here a synon. of בחן Psalm 17:3, and חקר Psalm 44:22, Arab. fqd, V, VIII, accurate inspicere), what should he answer?

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 22:6 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

2 Chronicles 28:15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them...

Isaiah 58:7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Matthew 25:36,43 Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me...

Luke 3:11 He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.

Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping...

James 2:16 And one of you say to them, Depart in peace, be you warmed and filled...

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Cross References
Job 22:6
For you have exacted pledges of your brothers for nothing and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 24:4
They thrust the poor off the road; the poor of the earth all hide themselves.

Job 29:13
The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Job 31:18
(for from my youth the fatherless grew up with me as with a father, and from my mother's womb I guided the widow),

Job 31:20
if his body has not blessed me, and if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep,

Isaiah 58:7
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

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