New International Version
but from my youth I reared them as a father would, and from my birth I guided the widow--
King James Bible
(For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
Darby Bible Translation
(For from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, and I have guided the [widow] from my mother's womb;)
World English Bible
(no, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, her have I guided from my mother's womb);
Young's Literal Translation
(But from my youth He grew up with me as with a father, And from the belly of my mother I am led.)
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is a very difficult verse, and is variously translated. Take the following instances: - For from his youth he (the male orphan) was brought up with me as a father. Yea, I have guided her (the female orphan) from her mother's womb - Heath.
Nam a pueris educavit me commiseratio; jam inde ab utero matris meae illa me deduxit - Houbigant.
"For commiseration educated me from my childhood;
And she brought me up even from my mother's womb."
This is agreeable to the Vulgate.
"Behold, from my youth calamity hath quickened me;
Even from my mother's womb have I distributed it."
This is Mr. Goods version, and is widely different from the above.
For mercy grewe up with me fro my youth,
And compassion fro my mother's wombe.
Ὁτι εκ νεοτητος μου εξετρεφον ὡς πατηρ, και εκ γαστρος μητρος μου ὡδηγησα - Septuagint. "For from my youth I nourished them as a father; and I was their guide from my mother's womb."
The Syriac. - "For from my childhood he educated me in distresses, and from the womb of my mother in groans." The Arabic is nearly the same.
The general meaning may be gathered from the above; but who can reconcile such discordant translations?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
her. that is, the widow
LibraryThou Shalt not Steal.
This Commandment also has a work, which embraces very many good works, and is opposed to many vices, and is called in German Mildigkeit, "benevolence;" which is a work ready to help and serve every one with one's goods. And it fights not only against theft and robbery, but against all stinting in temporal goods which men may practise toward one another: such as greed, usury, overcharging and plating wares that sell as solid, counterfeit wares, short measures and weights, and who could tell all the …
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works
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The Seventh Commandment
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless.
if I have kept my bread to myself, not sharing it with the fatherless--
if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or the needy without garments,
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