Job 31:19
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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;

Darby Bible Translation
If I have seen any perishing for want of clothing, or any needy 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,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

If I have seen any perish ... - He turns to another virtue of the same general class - that of providing for the poor. The meaning is clear, that he had always assisted the poor and needy.

Job 31:19 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether virtue is in us by Nature?
Objection 1: It would seem that virtue is in us by nature. For Damascene says (De Fide Orth. iii, 14): "Virtues are natural to us and are equally in all of us." And Antony says in his sermon to the monks: "If the will contradicts nature it is perverse, if it follow nature it is virtuous." Moreover, a gloss on Mat. 4:23, "Jesus went about," etc., says: "He taught them natural virtues, i.e. chastity, justice, humility, which man possesses naturally." Objection 2: Further, the virtuous good consists
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Confession is According to the Natural Law?
Objection 1: It would seem that confession is according to the natural law. For Adam and Cain were bound to none but the precepts of the natural law, and yet they are reproached for not confessing their sin. Therefore confession of sin is according to the natural law. Objection 2: Further, those precepts which are common to the Old and New Law are according to the natural law. But confession was prescribed in the Old Law, as may be gathered from Is. 43:26: "Tell, if thou hast anything to justify
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 22:6
"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.

Job 24:4
"They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.

Job 29:13
"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

Job 31:18
(But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And from infancy I guided her),

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

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

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