For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he cries to me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
Treasury of Scripture
when he crieth
Exodus 2:23,24 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage...
Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
Psalm 72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper.
Isaiah 19:20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt...
for I am gracious
Exodus 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering...
2 Chronicles 30:9 For if you turn again to the LORD, your brothers and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive...
Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
Psalm 136:10,11 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever...
ContextLaws of Social Responsibility
16And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. 17If her father utterly refuse to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. 18You shall not suffer a witch to live. 19Whoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death. 20He that sacrifices to any god, save to the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed. 21You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 22You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. 23If you afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry; 24And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless. 25If you lend money to any of my people that is poor by you, you shall not be to him as an usurer, neither shall you lay on him usury. 26If you at all take your neighbor's raiment to pledge, you shall deliver it to him by that the sun goes down: 27For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he cries to me, that I will hear; for I am gracious. 28You shall not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of your people. 29You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe fruits, and of your liquors: the firstborn of your sons shall you give to me. 30Likewise shall you do with your oxen, and with your sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day you shall give it me. 31And you shall be holy men to me: neither shall you eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
For that same is the only thing wherewith he is covered, the clothing of his body, neither hath he any other to sleep in: if he cry to me, I will hear him, because I am compassionate.
Darby Bible Translation
for that is his only covering, his garment for his skin: on what shall he lie down? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
King James Bible
For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
Young's Literal Translation
for it alone is his covering, it is his garment for his skin; wherein doth he lie down? and it hath come to pass, when he doth cry unto Me, that I have heard, for I am gracious.