Job 24:2
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New International Version
There are those who move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen.

King James Bible
Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
They remove the landmarks; they violently take away the flocks and pasture them;

World English Bible
There are people who remove the landmarks. They violently take away flocks, and feed them.

Young's Literal Translation
The borders they reach, A drove they have taken violently away, Yea, they do evil.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Some remove the landmarks - Stones or posts were originally set up to ascertain the bounds of particular estates: and this was necessary in open countries, before hedges and fences were formed. Wicked and covetous men often removed the landmarks or termini, and set them in on their neighbors' ground, that, by contracting their boundaries, they might enlarge their own. The law of Moses denounces curses on those who remove their neighbors' landmarks. See Deuteronomy 19:14; Deuteronomy 27:17, and the note on the former place, where the subject is considered at large.

They violently take away flocks, and feed thereof - Mr. Good translates ירעו yiru, they destroy, deriving the word, not from רעה raah, to feed, but from רע ra, to rend, to destroy. The Septuagint had read רעה roch, a shepherd; and therefore have translated ποιμνιον συν ποιμενι ἁρπασαντες, "violently carrying off both the flock and the shepherd."

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Deuteronomy 19:14 You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which they of old time have set in your inheritance...

Deuteronomy 27:17 Cursed be he that removes his neighbor's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

Proverbs 23:10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Hosea 5:10 The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound: therefore I will pour out my wrath on them like water.


Job 1:15,17 And the Sabeans fell on them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword...

Job 5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swallows up their substance.

feed thereof. or, feed them

Whether the Husband Can on his Own Judgment Put Away his Wife on Account of Fornication?
Objection 1: It would seem that the husband can on his own judgment put away his wife on account of fornication. For when sentence has been pronounced by the judge, it is lawful to carry it out without any further judgment. But God, the just Judge, has pronounced this judgment, that a husband may put his wife away on account of fornication. Therefore no further judgment is required for this. Objection 2: Further, it is stated (Mat. 1:19) that Joseph . . . being a just man . . . "was minded to put"
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
Objection 1: It would seem that the Old Law set forth unsuitable precepts about the members of the household. For a slave "is in every respect his master's property," as the Philosopher states (Polit. i, 2). But that which is a man's property should be his always. Therefore it was unfitting for the Law to command (Ex. 21:2) that slaves should "go out free" in the seventh year. Objection 2: Further, a slave is his master's property, just as an animal, e.g. an ass or an ox. But it is commanded (Dt.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Deuteronomy 19:14
Do not move your neighbor's boundary stone set up by your predecessors in the inheritance you receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.

Deuteronomy 27:17
"Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbor's boundary stone." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

Job 20:19
For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build.

Job 31:38
"if my land cries out against me and all its furrows are wet with tears,

Proverbs 22:28
Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.

Proverbs 23:10
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

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