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Job 29:16

16  I was a father to the needy,

and I searched out rthe cause of him whom I did not know.

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Job 29:16 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 I was a father to the needy;

I took up the case of the stranger.

Job 29:16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 I was a father to the poor:

And the cause which I knew not I searched out.

Job 29:16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 I was a father to the poor

and assisted strangers who needed help.

Job 29:16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 I was a father to the poor,

And I searched out the case that I did not know.

Job 29:16 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 I was like a father to needy people,

and I took the side of strangers who were in trouble.

Job 29:16 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 I was a father to the needy:

And the cause of him that I knew not I searched out.

Job 29:16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 I was a father to the needy, and the cause which I knew not I searched out;

Job 29:16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 I was father to the needy. 

I carefully investigated cases brought by strangers. 

Job 29:16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 I was a father to the needy,

and I examined the case of the stranger.

Job 29:16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 I was a father to the needy,

and I championed the cause of the stranger.

Job 29:16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 I was a father to the poor,

and I investigated the stranger’s legal dispute.

Job 29:16 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 I was like a father to needy people.

I stood up for strangers in court.

Job 29:16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 “I was a father to the needy,

And I investigated the case which I did not know.