New International Version
"If I have denied justice to any of my servants, whether male or female, when they had a grievance against me,
King James Bible
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
Darby Bible Translation
If I have despised the cause of my bondman or of my bondmaid, when they contended with me,
World English Bible
"If I have despised the cause of my male servant or of my female servant, when they contended with me;
Young's Literal Translation
If I despise the cause of my man-servant, And of my handmaid, In their contending with me,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The cause of my man-servant - In ancient times slaves had no action at law against their owners; they might dispose of them as they did of their cattle, or any other property. The slave might complain; and the owner might hear him if he pleased, but he was not compelled to do so. Job states that he had admitted them to all civil rights; and, far from preventing their case from being heard, he was ready to permit them to complain even against himself, if they had a cause of complaint, and to give them all the benefit of the law.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
when (In ancient times slaves had no action at law against their owners; but Job admitted them to all civil rights, and permitted them to complain even against himself.)
LibraryThou Shalt not Steal.
This Commandment also has a work, which embraces very many good works, and is opposed to many vices, and is called in German Mildigkeit, "benevolence;" which is a work ready to help and serve every one with one's goods. And it fights not only against theft and robbery, but against all stinting in temporal goods which men may practise toward one another: such as greed, usury, overcharging and plating wares that sell as solid, counterfeit wares, short measures and weights, and who could tell all the …
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works
Whether after Christ, it was Proper to the Blessed virgin to be Sanctified in the Womb?
The Seventh Commandment
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns.
Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.
what will I do when God confronts me? What will I answer when called to account?
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