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That happens because they mistreated widows and showed no kindness to childless women.
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For he hath fed the barren that beareth not, and to the widow he hath done no good.
1 Samuel 1:6,7 Her rival also afflicted her, and troubled her exceedingly, insomuch that she upbraided her, that the Lord had shut up her womb: . . .
Job 24:3 They have driven away the ass of the fatherless, and have taken away the widow's ox for a pledge.
Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me, and I comforted the heart of the widow.
Job 31:16-18 If I have denied to the poor what they desired, and have made the eyes of the widow wait: . . .
ContextJob: Judgment for the Wicked
…20Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree. 21For he hath fed the barren that beareth not, and to the widow he hath done no good.22He hath pulled down the strong by his might: and when he standeth up, he shall not trust to his life.…
Additional TranslationsThey prey on the barren and childless, and show no kindness to the widow.He evil entreats the barren that bears not: and does not good to the widow.
He devoureth the barren that beareth not, And doeth not good to the widow.
For he has not treated the barren woman well, and has had no pity on a feeble woman.
He that despoileth the barren that beareth not, and doeth not good to the widow:
He devoureth the barren that beareth not; and doeth not good to the widow.
He oppresseth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.
He devours the barren who don't bear. He shows no kindness to the widow.
Treating evil the barren who beareth not, And to the widow he doth no good,
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