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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CommentaryClarke'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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oppressed. Heb. crushed
he hath violently
LibraryJune 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
There are those who move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen.
"If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,
"People cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.
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