Job 24:9
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New Living Translation
"The wicked snatch a widow's child from her breast, taking the baby as security for a loan.

King James Bible
They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

Darby Bible Translation
They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor:

World English Bible
There are those who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor,

Young's Literal Translation
They take violently away From the breast the orphan, And on the poor they lay a pledge.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

24:9 They - The oppressors. Pluck - Out of covetousness; they will not allow the mother time for the suckling of her infant.

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Job
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

Cross References
Job 6:27
You would even send an orphan into slavery or sell a friend.

Job 22:6
"For example, you must have lent money to your friend and demanded clothing as security. Yes, you stripped him to the bone.

Job 24:8
They are soaked by mountain showers, and they huddle against the rocks for want of a home.

Job 24:10
The poor must go about naked, without any clothing. They harvest food for others while they themselves are starving.

Job 29:12
For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who required help.

Isaiah 3:14
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.

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