New American Standard Bible
"He wrongs the barren woman And does no good for the widow.
King James Bible
He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.
Darby Bible Translation
He that despoileth the barren that beareth not, and doeth not good to the widow:
World English Bible
He devours the barren who don't bear. He shows no kindness to the widow.
Young's Literal Translation
Treating evil the barren who beareth not, And to the widow he doth no good,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He evil entreateth the barren - The woman who has no children to comfort or support her. He increases her calamity by acts of cruelty and oppression. To be without children, as is well known, was regarded, in the patriarchal ages, as a great calamity.
And doeth not good to the widow - See the notes at Job 24:3. Notwithstanding all this, he is permitted to live in prosperity, and to die without any visible tokens of the divine displeasure.
Job 24:21.Job's own conduct was an illustration of the elevated and pure views of ancient piety:
When the ear heard me, then it blessed me;
And when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me;
LibraryWhether in Hell the Damned are Tormented by the Sole Punishment of Fire?
Objection 1: It would seem that in hell the damned are tormented by the sole punishment of fire; because Mat. 25:41, where their condemnation is declared, mention is made of fire only, in the words: "Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire." Objection 2: Further, even as the punishment of purgatory is due to venial sin, so is the punishment of hell due to mortal sin. Now no other punishment but that of fire is stated to be in purgatory, as appears from the words of 1 Cor. 3:13: "The fire …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
1 Samuel 1:6
Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
"You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the orphans has been crushed.
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