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Job 31 from scroll 4Q99 Joba
14 What then shall I do when God rises up?
When he visits, what shall I answer him?
15 Didn’t he who made me in the womb make him?
Didn’t one fashion us in the womb?
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 I have guided from my mother’s womb);
19 if I have seen any perish for want of clothing,
or that the needy had no covering;
Job 31 from scroll 4Q100 Jobb
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,
 The word order is different from the MT.
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