New Living Translation
The murderer rises in the early dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night he is a thief.
King James Bible
The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
Darby Bible Translation
The murderer riseth with the light, killeth the afflicted and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
World English Bible
The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.
Young's Literal Translation
At the light doth the murderer rise, He doth slay the poor and needy, And in the night he is as a thief.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:14 Poor - Where he finds nothing to satisfy his covetousness, he exercises his cruelty.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
The poor are pushed off the path; the needy must hide together for safety.
"Wicked people rebel against the light. They refuse to acknowledge its ways or stay in its paths.
They lurk in ambush in the villages, waiting to murder innocent people. They are always searching for helpless victims.
The LORD comes forward to pronounce judgment on the elders and rulers of his people: "You have ruined Israel, my vineyard. Your houses are filled with things stolen from the poor.
What sorrow awaits you who lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans. You rise at dawn and hurry to carry them out, simply because you have the power to do so.
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