Job 22:9
New International Version
And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless.

New Living Translation
You must have sent widows away empty-handed and crushed the hopes of orphans.

English Standard Version
You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless were crushed.

Berean Study Bible
You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

King James Bible
Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

New King James Version
You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

New American Standard Bible
“You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of orphans has been crushed.

NASB 1995
“You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the orphans has been crushed.

NASB 1977
“You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the orphans has been crushed.

Amplified Bible
“You have sent widows away empty-handed, And the arms (strength) of the fatherless have been broken.

Christian Standard Bible
You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

American Standard Version
Thou hast sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A widow you have sent away with nothing and the arm of the orphan was brought low

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But thou hast sent widows away empty, and has afflicted orphans.

Contemporary English Version
You have turned away widows and have broken the arms of orphans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless thou hast broken in pieces.

English Revised Version
Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Good News Translation
You not only refused to help widows, but you also robbed and mistreated orphans.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You send widows away empty-handed, and the arms of orphans are broken.

International Standard Version
You sent away widows empty-handed, and broke the outstretched arms of orphans.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Literal Standard Version
You have sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless are bruised.

NET Bible
you sent widows away empty-handed, and the arms of the orphans you crushed.

New Heart English Bible
You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

World English Bible
You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Young's Literal Translation
Widows thou hast sent away empty, And the arms of the fatherless are bruised.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
8while the land belonged to a mighty man, and a man of honor lived on it. 9You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed. 10Therefore snares surround you, and sudden peril terrifies you;…

Cross References
Job 6:27
You would even cast lots for an orphan and barter away your friend.

Job 24:3
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless and take the widow's ox in pledge.

Job 24:21
They prey on the barren and childless, and show no kindness to the widow.

Job 29:13
The dying man blessed me, and I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

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

Job 31:18
though from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my mother's womb I guided the widow--

Jeremiah 48:25
The horn of Moab has been cut off, and his arm is broken," declares the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

widows

Job 24:3,21
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge…

Job 29:12,13
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him…

Job 31:16-18,21
If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; …

arms

Psalm 10:15
Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

Psalm 37:17
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

Ezekiel 30:22
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.









Verse 9. - Thou hast sent widows away empty. Job, on the contrary, declares that he "caused the widow s heart to sing for joy" (Job 29:13). The sin of oppressing widows was one of which Job deeply felt the heinousness. He is certainly a priori not likely to have committed it (Job 1:1; Job 4:3, 4), and the prejudiced testimony of Eliphaz will scarcely convince any dispassionate person to the contrary. And the arms of the fatherless have been broken; i.e. the strength of the fatherless has been (by thy fault) taken flora them. Job has allowed them to be oppressed and ruined. The reply of Job is, "When the ear heard, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw, it gave witness to me: because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him" (Job 29:11, 12; see also Job 31:21, 22).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You sent widows
אַ֭לְמָנוֹת (’al·mā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 490: A widow, a desolate place

away
שִׁלַּ֣חְתָּ (šil·laḥ·tā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

empty-handed,
רֵיקָ֑ם (rê·qām)
Adverb
Strong's 7387: Emptily, ineffectually, undeservedly

and the strength
וּזְרֹע֖וֹת (ū·zə·rō·‘ō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

of the fatherless
יְתֹמִ֣ים (yə·ṯō·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3490: A bereaved person

was crushed.
יְדֻכָּֽא׃ (yə·ḏuk·kā)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1792: To crumble, to bruise


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