Job 22:7
New International Version
You gave no water to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry,

New Living Translation
You must have refused water for the thirsty and food for the hungry.

English Standard Version
You have given no water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

Berean Study Bible
You gave no water to the weary and withheld food from the famished,

King James Bible
Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

New King James Version
You have not given the weary water to drink, And you have withheld bread from the hungry.

New American Standard Bible
“You have given the weary no water to drink, And you have withheld bread from the hungry.

NASB 1995
“To the weary you have given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have withheld bread.

NASB 1977
“To the weary you have given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have withheld bread.

Amplified Bible
“You have not given water to the weary to drink, And you have withheld bread from the hungry.

Christian Standard Bible
You gave no water to the thirsty and withheld food from the famished,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You gave no water to the thirsty and withheld food from the famished,

American Standard Version
Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, And thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You gave no water for the weary to drink and from the hungry you have withheld bread

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Neither hast thou given water to the thirsty to drink, but hast taken away the morsel of the hungry.

Contemporary English Version
And you refused bread and water to the hungry and thirsty,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast not given water to the weary, thou hast withdrawn bread from the hungry.

English Revised Version
Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

Good News Translation
You refused water to those who were tired, and refused to feed those who were hungry.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You don't even give a tired person a drink of water, and you take food away from hungry people.

International Standard Version
You've neglected to give water to the weary, and you've withheld food from the hungry.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, And thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

Literal Standard Version
You do not cause the weary to drink water, And you withhold bread from the hungry.

NET Bible
You gave the weary no water to drink and from the hungry you withheld food.

New Heart English Bible
You haven't given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

World English Bible
You haven't given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou causest not the weary to drink water, And from the hungry thou withholdest bread.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
6For you needlessly demanded security from your brothers and deprived the naked of their clothing. 7You gave no water to the weary and withheld food from the famished, 8while the land belonged to a mighty man, and a man of honor lived on it.…

Cross References
Job 31:16
If I have denied the desires of the poor or allowed the widow's eyes to fail,

Job 31:17
if I have eaten my morsel alone, not sharing it with the fatherless--

Job 31:31
if the men of my house have not said, 'Who is there who has not had his fill?'--


Treasury of Scripture

You have not given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

not given

Job 31:17
Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;

Deuteronomy 15:7-11
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: …

Psalm 112:9
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.









Verse 7. - Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink. To give water to the thirsty was regarded in the East as one of the most elementary duties of man to man. The self-justification of the dead in the Egyptian Hades contained the following passage: "I gave my bread to the hungry, and drink to him that was athirst; I clothed the naked with garments; I sheltered the wanderer" ('Ritual of the Dead,' ch. CXXV. § 38). The same claim appears continually on Egyptian tombs. "All men respected me," we read on one; "I gave water to the thirsty; I set the wanderer in his path; I took away the oppressor, and put a stop to violence" ('Non-Biblical Systems of Religion,' p. 46). In the proverbs assigned to Solomon, "which the men of Hezekiah copied out" (Proverbs 25:1), the duty was declared to be one owed even to enemies (see Proverbs 25:21, "If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink"). Isaiah notices it as praiseworthy in the Temanites (Eliphaz's people), that they "brought water to him that was thirsty and prevented with their bread him that fled" (Isaiah 21:14). Jael is praised for going further than this: He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish" (Judges 5:25). And thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. Later on Job absolutely denies this, as well as many of the other charges. "If I have withheld," he says, "the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof," then let mine arm fall from my shoulder-blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone" (Job 31:16-22).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You gave
תַּשְׁקֶ֑ה (taš·qeh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to

no
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

water
מַ֭יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

to the weary
עָיֵ֣ף (‘ā·yêp̄)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5889: Faint, weary

and withheld
תִּֽמְנַֽע־ (tim·na‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4513: To debar, from benefit, injury

food
לָֽחֶם׃ (lā·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

from the famished,
וּ֝מֵרָעֵ֗ב (ū·mê·rā·‘êḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7456: To be hungry


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