Job 31:17
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

Berean Study Bible
if I have eaten my morsel alone, not sharing it with the fatherless—

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;

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

Contemporary English Version
and I have always shared my food with orphans.

Good News Translation
or let orphans go hungry while I ate.

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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if too I ate my morsel alone, and did not impart of it to the orphan;

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,
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
16If I have denied the desires of the poor or allowed the widow’s eyes to fail, 17if I have eaten my morsel alone, not sharing it with the fatherless— 18though from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my mother's womb I guided the widow—…
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
You gave no water to the weary and withheld food from the famished,

Job 29:12
because I rescued the poor who cried out and the fatherless who had no helper.

Job 31:18
though from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my mother's womb I guided the widow--

Job 31:21
if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless because I saw that I had support in the gate,

Treasury of Scripture

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

have

Deuteronomy 15:11,14
For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land…

Nehemiah 8:10
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Luke 11:41
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

the fatherless

Job 29:13-16
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy…

Ezekiel 18:7,16
And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment; …

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







Lexicon
if I have eaten
וְאֹכַ֣ל (wə·’ō·ḵal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

my morsel
פִּתִּ֣י (pit·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6595: Fragment, bit, morsel

alone,
לְבַדִּ֑י (lə·ḇad·dî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

sharing
אָכַ֖ל (’ā·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

it
מִמֶּֽנָּה׃ (mim·men·nāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

with the fatherless—
יָת֣וֹם (yā·ṯō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3490: A bereaved person
Verse 17. - Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof. With the widow, the fatherless is usually conjoined, as an equal object of compassion (see Exodus 22:22; Deuteronomy 10:18; Psalm 68:5; Isaiah 1:17; Jeremiah 22:3; Ezekiel 22:7; Zechariah 7:10, etc.). Eliphaz had specially charged Job with oppression of the fatherless (Job 22:9), and his charge had been denied by Job (Job 29:12). He now claims to have always shared his bread with orphans, and made them partakers or his abundance. 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.
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