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Job 24:10

    Job 24:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So that they go about naked without clothing, And being hungry they carry the sheaves.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Others go about without clothing, and though they have no food, they get in the grain from the fields.

    Webster's Revision

    So that they go about naked without clothing, And being hungry they carry the sheaves.

    World English Bible

    So that they go around naked without clothing. Being hungry, they carry the sheaves.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So that they go about naked without clothing, and being an-hungred they carry the sheaves;

    Definitions for Job 24:10

    Sheaf - Bundle of grain.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 24:10

    They cause him to go naked - These cruel, hard-hearted oppressors seize the cloth made for the family wear, or the wool and flax out of which such clothes should be made.

    And they take away the sheaf - Seize the grain as soon as it is reaped, that they may pay themselves the exorbitant rent at which they have leased out their land: and thus the sheaf - the thraves and ricks, by which they should have been supported, are taken away from the hungry.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 24:10

    And they take away the sheaf from the hungry - The meaning of this is, that the hungry are compelled to bear the sheaf for the rich without being allowed to satisfy their hunger from it. Moses commanded that even the ox should not be muzzled that trod out the grain Deuteronomy 25:4; but here was more aggravated cruelty than that would be, in compelling men to bear the sheaf of the harvest without allowing them even to satisfy their hunger. This is an instance of the cruelty which Job says was actually practiced on the earth, and yet God did not interpose to punish it.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 24:10

    24:10 The sheaf - That single sheaf which the poor man had got with the sweat of his brow to satisfy his hunger.
    Book: Job