Job 6:27
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English Standard Version
You would even cast lots over the fatherless, and bargain over your friend.

King James Bible
Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.

American Standard Version
Yea, ye would cast lots upon the fatherless, And make merchandise of your friend.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You rush in upon the fatherless, and you endeavour to overthrow your friend.

English Revised Version
Yea, ye would cast lots upon the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

21 For now ye are become nothing;

You see misfortune, and are affrighted.

22 Have I then said, Give unto me,

And give a present for me from your substance,

23 And deliver me from the enemy's hand,

And redeem me from the hand of the tyrant?

In Job 6:21, the reading wavers between לו and לא, with the Keri לו; but לו, which is consequently the lectio recepta, gives no suitable meaning, only in a slight degree appropriate, as this: ye are become it, i.e., such a mountain brook; for הייתם is not to be translated, with Stickel and others, estis, but facti estis. The Targum, however, translates after the Chethib: ye are become as though ye had never been, i.e., nothingness. Now, since לא, Aramaic לה, can (as Daniel 4:32 shows) be used as a substantive (a not equals a null), and the thought: ye are become nothing, your friendship proves itself equal to null, suits the imagery just used, we decide in favour of the Chethib; then in the figure the בתּהוּ עלה corresponds most to this, and is also, therefore, not to be explained away. The lxx, Syr., Vulg., translate לי instead of לו: ye are become it (such deceitful brooks) to me. Ewald proposes to read לי הייתם עתה כן (comp. the explanation, Ges. 137, rem. 3), - a conjecture which puts aside all difficulty; but the sentence with לא commends itself as being bolder and more expressive. All the rest explains itself. It is remarkable that in Job 6:21 the reading תּירוּ is also found, instead of תּראוּ: ye dreaded misfortune, and ye were then affrighted. הבוּ is here, as an exception, properispomenon, according to Ges. 29, 3. כּח, as Proverbs 5:10; Leviticus 26:20, what one has obtained by putting forth one's strength, syn. חיל, outward strength.

Job 6:27 Parallel Commentaries

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overwhelm. Heb. cause to fall upon. the fatherless.

Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Job 24:3,9 They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge...

Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

Job 31:17,21 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless has not eaten thereof...

Exodus 22:22-24 You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child...

Psalm 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Proverbs 23:10,11 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless...

Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of you have they dealt by oppression with the stranger...

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction...

ye dig.

Psalm 7:15 He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Psalm 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have dig a pit before me...

Jeremiah 18:20,22 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before you to speak good for them...

Cross References
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Job 22:9
You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless were crushed.

Job 24:3
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless; they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Job 24:9
(There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast, and they take a pledge against the poor.)

Joel 3:3
and have cast lots for my people, and have traded a boy for a prostitute, and have sold a girl for wine and have drunk it.

Nahum 3:10
Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity; her infants were dashed in pieces at the head of every street; for her honored men lots were cast, and all her great men were bound in chains.

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