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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CommentaryWesley'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.
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
You would even send an orphan into slavery or sell a friend.
"For example, you must have lent money to your friend and demanded clothing as security. Yes, you stripped him to the bone.
They are soaked by mountain showers, and they huddle against the rocks for want of a home.
The poor must go about naked, without any clothing. They harvest food for others while they themselves are starving.
For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who required help.
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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