Job 20:19
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New International Version
For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; 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;

Darby Bible Translation
For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor - Literally, He hath broken in pieces the forsaken of the poor; כי רצץ עזב דלים ki ritstsats azab dallim. The poor have fled from famine, and left their children behind them; and this hard-hearted wretch, meaning Job all the while, has suffered them to perish, when he might have saved them alive.

He hath violently taken away a house which he builded not - Or rather, He hath thrown down a house, and hath not rebuilt it. By neglecting or destroying the forsaken orphans of the poor, mentioned above, he has destroyed a house, (a family), while he might, by helping the wretched, have preserved the family from becoming extinct.

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

Job 22:6 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

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

Job 31:13-22,38,39 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me...

Job 35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken...

Psalm 10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate...

Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed...

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...

Ezekiel 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yes...

Amos 4:1-3 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy...

James 2:6,13 But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats...

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

oppressed. Heb. crushed

Deuteronomy 28:33 The fruit of your land, and all your labors, shall a nation which you know not eat up...

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 on his habitation.

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

1 Kings 21:19 And you shall speak to him, saying, Thus said the LORD, Have you killed, and also taken possession? And you shall speak to him, saying...

Isaiah 5:7,8 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment...

Micah 2:2,9 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house...

June 9 Evening
The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

GLORY OF GOD. God is the chief good--good so as nothing is but himself. He is in himself most happy; yea, all good and all true happiness are only to be found in God, as that which is essential to his nature; nor is there any good or any happiness in or with any creature or thing but what is communicated to it by God. God is the only desirable good; nothing without him is worthy of our hearts. Right thoughts of God are able to ravish the heart; how much more happy is the man that has interest in
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

Cross References
Job 24:2
There are those who move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen.

Job 31:16
"If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,

Job 35:9
"People cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.

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