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Job 24:11

    Job 24:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They make oil within the walls of these men; They tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Between the lines of olive-trees they make oil; though they have no drink, they are crushing out the grapes.

    Webster's Revision

    They make oil within the walls of these men; They tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

    World English Bible

    They make oil within the walls of these men. They tread wine presses, and suffer thirst.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They make oil within the walls of these men; they tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 24:11

    Make oil within their walls - Thus stripped of all that on which they depended for clothing and food, they are obliged to become vassals to their lord, labor in the fields on scanty fare, or tread their wine-presses, from the produce of which they are not permitted to quench their thirst.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 24:11

    It is remarkable that in the book of Job there is no mention of the palm, the pomegranate, or any species of flowers. In a country like Arabia, where the date now is so important an article of food, it would have been reasonable to anticipate that there would have been some allusion known, from what is said, of the implements of husbandry, and nothing forbids us to suppose that they were of the rudest sort.

    XII. Modes of Traveling

    From the earliest period in the East the mode of traveling to any distance appears to have been by caravans, or companies. Two objects seem to have been contemplated by this in making long journeys across pathless deserts that were much infested by robbers; the one was the purpose of selfdefense, the other mutual accommodation. For the purposes of those traveling companies, camels are admirably adapted by nature, alike from their ability to bear burdens, from the scantiness of food which they require, and for their being able to travel far without water. Caravans are first mentioned in Genesis 37:25, "And they sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt." A beautiful notice of this mode of traveling occurs in Job JObadiah 6:15-20, as being common in his time:

    My brethren are faithless as a brook,

    Like the streams of the valley that pass away;

    Which are turbid by means of the (melted) ice,

    In which the snow is hid (by being dissolved).

    In the time when they become warm they evaporate.

    When the heat cometh, they are dried up from their place;

    The channels of their way wind round about;

    They go into nothing, and are lost.

    The caravans of Tema look;

    The traveling companies of Sheba expect to see them.

    They are ashamed that they have relied on them,

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    Wesley's Notes on Job 24:11

    24:11 Walls - Within the walls of the oppressors for their use. Suffer - Because they are not permitted to quench their thirst out of the wine which they make.
    Book: Job