New American Standard Bible
"They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.
King James Bible
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
Darby Bible Translation
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge;
World English Bible
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
Young's Literal Translation
The ass of the fatherless they lead away, They take in pledge the ox of the widow,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They drive away the ass of the fatherless - Of the orphan, who cannot protect himself, and whose only property may consist in this useful animal. Injury done to an orphan is always regarded as a crime of special magnitude, for they are unable to protect themselves; see the notes at Job 22:9.
They take the widow's ox for a pledge - See the notes at Job 22:6. The widow was dependent on her ox to till the ground, and hence, the crime of taking it away in pledge for the payment of a debt.
Job 24:3.He evil-entreateth the barren that beareth not,
And doeth not good to the widow.
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Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
"If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.
"You would even cast lots for the orphans And barter over your friend.
"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.
"You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the orphans has been crushed.
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