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Job 31:16-23 World English Bible (WEB)

16 “If I have withheld the poor from their desire,
    or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
17 or have eaten my morsel alone,
    and the fatherless has not eaten of it
18 (no, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father,
    her have I guided from my mother’s womb);
19 if I have seen any perish for want of clothing,
    or that the needy had no covering;
20 if his heart hasn’t blessed me,
    if he hasn’t been warmed with my sheep’s fleece;
21 if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless,
    because I saw my help in the gate,
22 then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder blade,
    and my arm be broken from the bone.
23 For calamity from God is a terror to me.
    Because his majesty, I can do nothing.

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Job 31:16-23 New International Version (NIV)

16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor
    or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,
17 if I have kept my bread to myself,
    not sharing it with the fatherless
18 but from my youth I reared them as a father would,
    and from my birth I guided the widow
19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing,
    or the needy without garments,
20 and their hearts did not bless me
    for warming them with the fleece from my sheep,
21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless,
    knowing that I had influence in court,
22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder,
    let it be broken off at the joint.
23 For I dreaded destruction from God,
    and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.

New International Version (NIV)

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