Job 29:12
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New International Version
because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them.

King James Bible
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

Darby Bible Translation
For I delivered the afflicted that cried, and the fatherless who had no helper.

World English Bible
Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him,

Young's Literal Translation
For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, And the fatherless who hath no helper.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Because I delivered the poor that cried - This appears to be intended as a refutation of the charges produced by Eliphaz, Job 22:5-10, to confute which Job appeals to facts, and to public testimony.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I delivered

Job 22:5-9 Is not your wickedness great? and your iniquities infinite...

Nehemiah 5:2-13 For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live...

Psalm 72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper.

Psalm 82:2-4 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah...

Proverbs 21:13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 24:11,12 If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those that are ready to be slain...

Jeremiah 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? said the LORD.

the fatherless

Exodus 22:22-24 You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child...

Deuteronomy 10:18 He does execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loves the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction...

Library
Comfort for the Desponding
At once to the subject. A complaint; its cause and cure; and then close up with an exhortation to stir up your pure minds, if you are in such a position. I. First, there is a COMPLAINT. How many a Christian looks on the past with pleasure, on the future with dread, and on the present with sorrow! There are many who look back upon the days that they have passed in the fear of the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever had, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

The Case of the Christian under the Hiding of God's Face.
1. The phrase scriptural.--2. It signifies the withdrawing the tokens of the divine favor.--3 chiefly as to spiritual considerations.--4. This may become the case of any Christian.--5. and will be found a very sorrowful one.--6. The following directions, therefore, are given to those who suppose it to be their own: To inquire whether it be indeed a case of spiritual distress, or whether a disconsolate frame may not proceed from indisposition of body,--7. or difficulties as to worldly circumstances.--8,
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Behold, and see, if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow! A lthough the Scriptures of the Old Testament, the law of Moses, the Psalms, and the Prophecies (Luke 24:44) , bear an harmonious testimony to MESSIAH ; it is not necessary to suppose that every single passage has an immediate and direct relation to Him. A method of exposition has frequently obtained [frequently been in vogue], of a fanciful and allegorical cast [contrivance], under the pretext
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Job
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 24:4
They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

Job 24:9
The fatherless child is snatched from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized for a debt.

Job 31:17
if I have kept my bread to myself, not sharing it with the fatherless--

Job 31:21
if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, knowing that I had influence in court,

Job 34:28
They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.

Psalm 72:12
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

Psalm 82:4
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

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