Job 6:27
New International Version
You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.

New Living Translation
You would even send an orphan into slavery or sell a friend.

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

Berean Study Bible
You would even cast lots for an orphan and barter away your friend.

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

New King James Version
Yes, you overwhelm the fatherless, And you undermine your friend.

New American Standard Bible
“You would even cast lots for the orphans, And barter over your friend.

NASB 1995
"You would even cast lots for the orphans And barter over your friend.

NASB 1977
“You would even cast lots for the orphans, And barter over your friend.

Amplified Bible
“You would cast lots (gamble) over the fatherless And bargain away your friend.

Christian Standard Bible
No doubt you would cast lots for a fatherless child and negotiate a price to sell your friend.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No doubt you would cast lots for a fatherless child and negotiate a price to sell your friend.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, you are magnified against orphans and you grieve your friend

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Even because ye attack the fatherless, and insult your friend.

Contemporary English Version
Why, you would sell an orphan or your own neighbor!

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.

Good News Translation
You would even roll dice for orphan slaves and make yourselves rich off your closest friends!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Would you also throw dice for an orphan? Would you buy and sell your friend?

International Standard Version
Indeed, you would gamble to buy an orphan; and barter to buy your friend!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, ye would cast lots upon the fatherless, And dig a pit for your friend.

Literal Standard Version
You cause anger to fall on the fatherless, "" And are strange to your friend.

NET Bible
Yes, you would gamble for the fatherless, and auction off your friend.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.

World English Bible
Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.

Young's Literal Translation
Anger on the fatherless ye cause to fall, And are strange to your friend.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
26Do you intend to correct my words, and treat as wind my cry of despair? 27You would even cast lots for an orphan and barter away your friend. 28But now, please look at me. Would I lie to your face?…

Cross References
2 Peter 2:3
In their greed, these false teachers will exploit you with deceptive words. The longstanding verdict against them remains in force, and their destruction does not sleep.

Job 22:9
You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

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

Job 24:9
The fatherless infant is snatched from the breast; the nursing child of the poor is seized for a debt.

Joel 3:3
They cast lots for My people; they bartered a boy for a prostitute and sold a girl for wine to drink.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, you overwhelm the fatherless, and you dig a pit for your friend.

overwhelm.

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

Job 24:3,9
They drive away the ass 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.

ye dig.

Psalm 7:15
He made a pit, and digged 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 digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

Jeremiah 18:20,22
Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them…









(27) Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless.--Rather, probably, Ye would cast lots upon the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend. This is more

in accordance with the language, and preserves the parallelism.

Verse 27. - Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless; rather, on the fatherless would ye east lots (comp. Joel 3:3; Obadiah 1:11; Nahum 3:10). Job means to say they are so pitiless that they would cast lots for the children of an insolvent debtor condemned to become slaves at his death (see 2 Kings 4:1; Nehemiah 5:5). And ye dig a pit for your friend; or, ye would make merchandise of your friend as in the Revised Version. Job does not speak of what his friends had done, but of what he deems them capable of doing.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You would even cast lots
תַּפִּ֑ילוּ (tap·pî·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

for the fatherless
וְ֝תִכְר֗וּ (wə·ṯiḵ·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3738: To dig, to plot, to bore, open

and negotiate a price
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

for your friend.
רֵֽיעֲכֶֽם׃ (rê·‘ă·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow


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