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Job 24:4

    Job 24:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They turn the needy out of the way: The poor of the earth all hide themselves.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The crushed are turned out of the way; all the poor of the earth go into a secret place together.

    Webster's Revision

    They turn the needy out of the way: The poor of the earth all hide themselves.

    World English Bible

    They turn the needy out of the way. The poor of the earth all hide themselves.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 24:4

    They turn the needy out of the way - They will not permit them to go by the accustomed paths; they oblige them to take circuitous routes. When the Marquis of H. was made ranger of Richmond Park, he thought it his duty to shut up a pathway which had existed for a long time; and those who presumed, after this shutting up, to break the fence, and take that path as formerly, were prosecuted. A cobbler near the place entered an action against the marquis: the cause was tried, the marquis cast, and the path ordered to be opened, on the ground that it had, time out of mind, been a public undisputed path. When one asked the cobbler, "How he could have the boldness to go to law with the Marquis of H.?" he answered, "Because I did not like to leave the world worse than I found it." All tolerated oppression and voluntary forfeiture of ancient rights, are injurious to society at large, and they who wink at them leave the world worse than they found it.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 24:4

    They turn the needy out of the way - They crowd the poor out of the path, and thus oppress and injure them. They do not allow them the advantages of the highway.

    The poor of the earth hide themselves together - For fear of the rich and mighty man. Driven from the society of the rich, without their patronage and friendship, they are obliged to associate together, and find in the wicked man neither protector nor friend. And yet the proud oppressor is not punished.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 24:4

    24:4 Way - Out of the path or place in which these oppressors walk and range. They labour to keep out of their way for fear of their farther injuries. Hide - For fear of these tyrants.
    Book: Job