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Job 29:16

I was

a father to the needy.
Job 29:16

Context

Job 29 [10.] The voice of the nobles was hushed,
and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me;
and when the eye saw me, it commended me:
Because I delivered the poor who cried,
and the fatherless also, who had no one to help him,
the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me,
and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me.
My justice was as a robe and a diadem.
I was eyes to the blind,
and feet to the lame.
I was a father to the needy.
The cause of him who I didn’t know, I searched out.
I broke the jaws of the unrighteous,
and plucked the prey out of his teeth.
Then I said, ‘I shall die in my own house,
I shall number my days as the sand.
My root is spread out to the waters.
The dew lies all night on my branch.


charity - father
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible