And ye know, that with all my power I have served
] With all faithfulness and uprightness; with all diligence and
industry; with all wisdom and prudence; with all my might and
main, contriving the best methods, and sparing no pains by day or
night to take care of his flocks, and increase his substance: of
this his wives had been witnesses for twenty years past, and to
them he appeals for the truth of it; so that there was no just
reason for their father's behaviour towards him.