New International Version
if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or the needy without garments,
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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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
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
Whether after Christ, it was Proper to the Blessed virgin to be Sanctified in the Womb?
The Seventh Commandment
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
You demanded security from your relatives for no reason; you stripped people of their clothing, leaving them naked.
They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding.
The one who was dying blessed me; I made the widow's heart sing.
but from my youth I reared them as a father would, and from my birth I guided the widow--
and their hearts did not bless me for warming them with the fleece from my sheep,
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-- when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
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