Job 20:19
New International Version
For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build.

New Living Translation
For they oppressed the poor and left them destitute. They foreclosed on their homes.

English Standard Version
For he has crushed and abandoned the poor; he has seized a house that he did not build.

Berean Study Bible
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has seized houses he did not build.

King James Bible
Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;

New King James Version
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor, He has violently seized a house which he did not build.

New American Standard Bible
“For he has oppressed and neglected the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.

NASB 1995
“For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.

NASB 1977
“For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.

Amplified Bible
“For he has oppressed and neglected the poor; He has violently taken away houses which he did not build.

Christian Standard Bible
For he oppressed and abandoned the poor; he seized a house he did not build.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he oppressed and abandoned the poor; he seized a house he did not build.

American Standard Version
For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he thought to forsake the poor, and a house of violence will not be built up

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he has broken down the houses of many mighty men: and he has plundered an habitation, though he built it not.

Contemporary English Version
because they cheated the poor and took their homes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because he broke in and stripped the poor: he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.

English Revised Version
For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away an house, and he shall not build it up.

Good News Translation
because they oppressed and neglected the poor and seized houses someone else had built.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because he crushed and abandoned the poor. He has taken by force a house that he didn't build.

International Standard Version
because he has crushed and abandoned the poor; he has seized a house that he didn't build.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Literal Standard Version
For he oppressed—he forsook the poor, He has taken a house away violently, And he does not build it.

NET Bible
For he has oppressed the poor and abandoned them; he has seized a house which he did not build.

New Heart English Bible
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

World English Bible
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Young's Literal Translation
For he oppressed -- he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
18He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it; he cannot enjoy the profits of his trading. 19For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has seized houses he did not build. 20Because his appetite is never satisfied, he cannot escape with his treasure.…

Cross References
Job 24:2
Men move boundary stones; they pasture stolen flocks.

Job 31:16
If I have denied the desires of the poor or allowed the widow's eyes to fail,

Job 35:9
Men cry out under great oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the mighty.


Treasury of Scripture

Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away an house which he built not;

Because

Job 21:27,28
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me…

Job 22:6
For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 24:2-12
Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof

oppressed.

Deuteronomy 28:33
The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

Lamentations 3:34
To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,

he hath violently

Job 18:15
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

Job 24:2
Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

1 Kings 21:19
And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.









(19) Because he hath oppressed and forsaken . . .--For these insinuations there was not a vestige of ground, but Job formally rebuts them in Job 31

Verse 19. - Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor. These charges are now for the first time insinuated against Job; later on, they are openly brought by Eliphaz (Job 22:5-9). Job denies them categorically in Job 29:11-17. They seem to have been pure calumnies, without an atom of foundation. Because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not. Another calumny, doubtless. Something like it was insinuated by Eliphaz in Job 15:28.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

he has oppressed
רִ֭צַּץ (riṣ·ṣaṣ)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7533: To crack in pieces

[and] forsaken
עָזַ֣ב (‘ā·zaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

the poor;
דַּלִּ֑ים (dal·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

he has seized
גָּ֝זַ֗ל (gā·zal)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1497: To pluck off, to flay, strip, rob

houses
בַּ֥יִת (ba·yiṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

he did not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

build.
יִבֶנֵֽהוּ׃ (yi·ḇe·nê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build


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