New International Version
if I have devoured its yield without payment or broken the spirit of its tenants,
King James Bible
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
Darby Bible Translation
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, and have tormented to death the souls of its owners:
World English Bible
if I have eaten its fruits without money, or have caused its owners to lose their life,
Young's Literal Translation
If its strength I consumed without money, And the life of its possessors, I have caused to breathe out,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money - I have never been that narrow-minded man who, through a principle of covetousness, exhausts his land, putting himself to no charges, by labor and manure, to strengthen it; or defrauds those of their wages who were employed under him. If I have eaten the fruits of it, I have cultivated it well to produce those fruits; and this has not been without money, for I have gone to expenses on the soil, and remunerated the laborers.
Or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life - Coverdale translates, Yee yf I have greved eny of the plowmen. They have not panted in labor without due recompense.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
fruits. Heb. strength
caused the owners thereof to lose their life. Heb. caused the soul of the owners thereof to expire, or breathe out
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
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.
1 Kings 21:19
Say to him, 'This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?' Then say to him, 'This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth's blood, dogs will lick up your blood--yes, yours!'"
They gather fodder in the fields and glean in the vineyards of the wicked.
Lacking clothes, they go about naked; they carry the sheaves, but still go hungry.
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