13 Return their cloak by sunset(A) so that your neighbor may sleep in it.(B) Then they will thank you, and it will be regarded as a righteous act in the sight of the Lord your God.(C)

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13 (A)You shall in any case return the pledge to him again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own garment and (B)bless you; and (C)it shall be righteousness to you before the Lord your God.

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17 Do not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless(A) of justice,(B) or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.

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17 (A)“You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, (B)nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge.

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You demanded security(A) from your relatives for no reason;(B)
    you stripped people of their clothing, leaving them naked.(C)

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For you have (A)taken pledges from your brother for no reason,
And stripped the naked of their clothing.

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Lacking clothes, they spend the night naked;
    they have nothing to cover themselves in the cold.(A)

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They (A)spend the night naked, without clothing,
And have no covering in the cold.

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11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me,
    and those who saw me commended me,(A)

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11 When the ear heard, then it blessed me,
And when the eye saw, then it approved me;

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19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing,(A)
    or the needy(B) without garments,
20 and their hearts did not bless me(C)
    for warming them with the fleece(D) from my sheep,

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19 If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing,
Or any poor man without covering;
20 If his [a]heart has not (A)blessed me,
And if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

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Footnotes

  1. Job 31:20 Lit. loins

12 He oppresses the poor(A) and needy.
He commits robbery.
He does not return what he took in pledge.(B)
He looks to the idols.
He does detestable things.(C)

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12 If he has oppressed the poor and needy,
Robbed by violence,
Not restored the pledge,
Lifted his eyes to the idols,
Or (A)committed abomination;

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16 He does not oppress anyone
    or require a pledge for a loan.
He does not commit robbery
    but gives his food to the hungry(A)
    and provides clothing for the naked.(B)

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16 Has not oppressed anyone,
Nor withheld a pledge,
Nor robbed by violence,
But has given his bread to the hungry
And covered the naked with clothing;

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