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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CommentaryClarke'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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feed thereof. or, feed them
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Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
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.
"Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbor's boundary stone." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build.
"if my land cries out against me and all its furrows are wet with tears,
Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
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