New International Version
You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.
King James Bible
Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and dig [a pit] for your friend.
World English Bible
Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.
Young's Literal Translation
Anger on the fatherless ye cause to fall, And are strange to your friend.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye overwhelm the fatherless - Ye see that I am as destitute as the most miserable orphan; would ye overwhelm such a one? and would you dig a pit for your friend - do ye lay wait for me, and endeavor to entangle me in my talk? I believe this to be the spirit of Job's words.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
overwhelm. Heb. cause to fall upon. the fatherless.
LibraryJuly 12 Evening
Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.--HEB. 10:24. How forcible are right words!--I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance. They that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.--If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
2 Peter 2:3
In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless.
They drive away the orphan's donkey and take the widow's ox in pledge.
The fatherless child is snatched from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized for a debt.
They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine to drink.
Yet she was taken captive and went into exile. Her infants were dashed to pieces at every street corner. Lots were cast for her nobles, and all her great men were put in chains.
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