New International Version
"if my land cries out against me and all its furrows are wet with tears,
King James Bible
If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;
Darby Bible Translation
If my land cry out against me, and its furrows weep together;
World English Bible
If my land cries out against me, and its furrows weep together;
Young's Literal Translation
If against me my land doth cry out, And together its furrows weep,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If my land cry - The most careless reader may see that the introduction of this and the two following verses here, disturbs the connection, and that they are most evidently out of their place. Job seems here to refer to that law, Leviticus 25:1-7, by which the Israelites were obliged to give the land rest every seventh year, that the soil might not be too much exhausted by perpetual cultivation, especially in a country which afforded so few advantages to improve the arable ground by manure. He, conscious that he had acted according to this law, states that his land could not cry out against him, nor its furrows complain. He had not broken the law, nor exhausted the soil.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
complain. Heb. weep
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 …
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The Seventh Commandment
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.
There are those who move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen.
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