New Living Translation
"If I raised my hand against an orphan, knowing the judges would take my side,
King James Bible
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
Darby Bible Translation
If I have lifted up my hand against an orphan, because I saw my help in the gate:
World English Bible
if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate,
Young's Literal Translation
If I have waved at the fatherless my hand, When I see in him the gate of my court,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:21 When - When I saw I could influence the judges to do what I pleased.
LibraryWhether one Can, Without a Mortal Sin, Deny the Truth which Would Lead to One's Condemnation?
Objection 1: It would seem one can, without a mortal sin, deny the truth which would lead to one's condemnation. For Chrysostom says (Hom. xxxi super Ep. ad Heb.): "I do not say that you should lay bare your guilt publicly, nor accuse yourself before others." Now if the accused were to confess the truth in court, he would lay bare his guilt and be his own accuser. Therefore he is not bound to tell the truth: and so he does not sin mortally if he tell a lie in court. Objection 2: Further, just as …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
The Good Samaritan
Trials of the Christian
"Those were the days when I went to the city gate and took my place among the honored leaders.
For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who required help.
Have I been stingy with my food and refused to share it with orphans?
did they not praise me for providing wool clothing to keep them warm?
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