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Job 24:3

    Job 24:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They drive away the ass of the fatherless; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They send away the ass of him who has no father, they take the widow's ox for debt.

    Webster's Revision

    They drive away the ass of the fatherless; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.

    World English Bible

    They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 24:3

    They drive away the ass of the fatherless - Of the orphan, who cannot protect himself, and whose only property may consist in this useful animal. Injury done to an orphan is always regarded as a crime of special magnitude, for they are unable to protect themselves; see the notes at Job 22:9.

    They take the widow's ox for a pledge - See the notes at Job 22:6. The widow was dependent on her ox to till the ground, and hence, the crime of taking it away in pledge for the payment of a debt.

    Job 24:3.He evil-entreateth the barren that beareth not,

    And doeth not good to the widow.
    Book: Job