I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger.
Read Job 29:16 Using Other Translations
I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
I was a father to the needy, and I searched out the cause of him whom I did not know.
I was a father to the poor and assisted strangers who needed help.
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