Job 31:19
New International Version
if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or the needy without garments,

New Living Translation
Whenever I saw the homeless without clothes and the needy with nothing to wear,

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

Berean Study Bible
if I have seen one perish for lack of clothing, or a needy man without a cloak,

New American Standard Bible
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,

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

Christian Standard Bible
if I have seen anyone dying for lack of clothing or a needy person without a cloak,

Contemporary English Version
I provided clothes for the poor,

Good News Translation
When I found someone in need, too poor to buy clothes,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if I have seen anyone dying for lack of clothing or a needy person without a cloak,

International Standard Version
if I've observed someone who is about to die for lack of clothes or if I have no clothing to give to the poor,

NET Bible
If I have seen anyone about to perish for lack of clothing, or a poor man without a coat,

New Heart English Bible
if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I have seen anyone die because he had no clothes or a poor person going naked....

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I have seen any wanderer in want of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering;

New American Standard 1977
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,

Jubilee Bible 2000
if I have seen any perish for want of clothing or any needy without a covering;

King James 2000 Bible
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

American King James Version
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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if too I overlooked the naked as he was perishing, and did not clothe him;

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

Darby Bible Translation
If I have seen any perishing for want of clothing, or any needy without 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;

World English Bible
if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;

Young's Literal Translation
If I see any perishing without clothing, And there is no covering to the needy,
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
18though from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my mother's womb I guided the widow— 19if I have seen one perish for lack of clothing, or a needy man without a cloak, 20if his heart has not blessed me for warming him with the fleece of my sheep,…
Cross References
Job 22:6
For you demanded security from your brothers without cause, stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.

Job 24:4
They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

Job 29:13
The dying man blessed me, and I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

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 31:20
if his heart has not blessed me for warming him with the fleece of my sheep,

Isaiah 58:7
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your home, to clothe the naked when you see him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Treasury of Scripture

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

Job 22:6
For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, 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, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.

Isaiah 58:7
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?







Lexicon
if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I have seen
אֶרְאֶ֣ה (’er·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

one perish
א֭וֹבֵד (’ō·w·ḇêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

for lack
מִבְּלִ֣י (mib·bə·lî)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

of clothing,
לְב֑וּשׁ (lə·ḇūš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3830: A garment, clothing, raiment

or a needy man
לָאֶבְיֽוֹן׃ (lā·’eḇ·yō·wn)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

without
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

a cloak,
כְּ֝ס֗וּת (kə·sūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3682: A cover, a veiling
(19) If I have seen any perish for want of.--Or, any wanderer without.

Verse 19. - If I have seen any perish for want of clothing (scrap. Job 22:6, where Eliphaz taxes Job with so acting; and, on the duty of clothing the naked, see Isaiah 58:7; Ezekiel 18:7, 16; Matthew 25:36). Or any poor without covering. A pleonastic parallelism. 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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