New Living Translation
They cheat the woman who has no son to help her. They refuse to help the needy widow.
King James Bible
He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.
Darby Bible Translation
He that despoileth the barren that beareth not, and doeth not good to the widow:
World English Bible
He devours the barren who don't bear. He shows no kindness to the widow.
Young's Literal Translation
Treating evil the barren who beareth not, And to the widow he doth no good,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:21 He - He here returns to the declaration of his farther wickednesses, the cause of these judgments. Barren - Barrenness was esteemed a curse and reproach; and so he added affliction to the afflicted.
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
1 Samuel 1:6
So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because the LORD had kept her from having children.
You must have sent widows away empty-handed and crushed the hopes of orphans.
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