Job 22:6
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New International Version
You demanded security from your relatives for no reason; you stripped people of their clothing, leaving them naked.

New Living Translation
"For example, you must have lent money to your friend and demanded clothing as security. Yes, you stripped him to the bone.

English Standard Version
For you have exacted pledges of your brothers for nothing and stripped the naked of their clothing.

New American Standard Bible
"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.

King James Bible
For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you took collateral from your brothers without cause, stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.

International Standard Version
"After all, you've taken collateral from your relatives for no reason; you stripped the naked of their clothing.

NET Bible
"For you took pledges from your brothers for no reason, and you stripped the clothing from the naked.

New Heart English Bible
For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For no reason you take your brothers' goods as security for a loan and strip them of their clothes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thou hast taken pledges of thy brother for nought, And stripped the naked of their clothing.

New American Standard 1977
“For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause,
            And stripped men naked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou didst take a pledge from thy brother without cause and stripped the naked of their clothing.

King James 2000 Bible
For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

American King James Version
For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

American Standard Version
For thou hast taken pledges of thy brother for nought, And stripped the naked of their clothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou hast taken away the pledge of thy brethren without cause, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast taken a pledge of thy brother for nought, and stripped off the clothing of the naked.

English Revised Version
For thou hast taken pledges of thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for naught, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

World English Bible
For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Young's Literal Translation
For thou takest a pledge of thy brother for nought, And the garments of the naked Thou dost strip off.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job
5"Is not your wickedness great, And your iniquities without end? 6"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked. 7"To the weary you have given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have withheld bread.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:26
"If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,

Deuteronomy 24:6
"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.

Deuteronomy 24:17
"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.

Job 24:3
"They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Job 24:7
"They spend the night naked, without clothing, And have no covering against the cold.

Job 24:9
"Others snatch the orphan from the breast, And against the poor they take a pledge.

Job 31:19
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,

Job 31:20
If his loins have not thanked me, And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep,

Ezekiel 18:16
or oppress anyone, or retain a pledge, or commit robbery, but he gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
Treasury of Scripture

For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

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Job 24:3,9 They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, they take the widow's …

Exodus 22:26 If you at all take your neighbor's raiment to pledge, you shall deliver …

Deuteronomy 24:10-18 When you do lend your brother any thing, you shall not go into his …

Ezekiel 18:7,12,16 And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, …

Amos 2:8 And they lay themselves down on clothes laid to pledge by every altar…

stripped, etc. Heb. stripped the clothes of the naked

Job 24:10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the …

Job 31:19,20 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering…

(6) Thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother.--These specific charges, false as they were, show the depth to which Eliphaz had sunk.

Verse 6. - For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought; i.e. thou hast lent to thy brother on pledge, without reasonable cause, when thou weft rich enough to need no security (comp. Nehemiah 5:2-11). And stripped the naked of their clothing. When thy brother, on borrowing from thee, pledged his raiment, thou didst retain it, and so didst leave him to shiver all night without covering (see Exodus 22:26, 27). We may, perhaps, gather from this that the Mosaic Law on the subject was founded on an anterior custom widely prevalent in SouthWestern Asia. For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought,.... It can hardly be thought that it was for nothing at all, on no consideration whatever, or that nothing was lent, for which the pledge was taken; but that it was a small trifling sum, and comparatively nothing, not to be spoken of; or it was borrowed for so short a time, that there needed not any pledge it; and it was unkind to take it, especially of a brother, whether in nature, or in religion, whether a near kinsman, or friend, or neighbour. Some render the words, "thou hast taken thy brother", or "brothers, for a pledge" (p); them themselves, their persons, as a security for what was lent, in order to sell them, and pay off the debt with the money, or detain them as bondmen till it was paid, 2 Kings 4:1. If Eliphaz said this, and what follows, only as conjectures, as some think, or upon supposition, concluding from his afflictions that those things, or something like them, had been done by him; it is contrary to that charity that thinks no ill, and hopes the best; and if they are positive assertions of matters of fact, as they rather seem to be, delivered upon hearsay, and slender proof, it shows a readiness to receive calumnies and false accusations against his friend, and can scarcely be excused from the charge of bearing false testimony against him, since Job does in the most solemn manner deny those things in Job 31:1;

and stripped the naked of their clothing; not such as were stark naked, because they have no clothes to be stripped of; but such that were poorly clothed, scarce sufficient to cover their nakedness, and preserve them from the inclemencies of weather; these were stripped of their clothing, and being stripped, were quite naked and exposed, which to do was very cruel and hardhearted; perhaps it may respect the same persons from whom the pledge was taken, and that pledge was their clothing, which was no uncommon thing, see Exodus 22:26.

(p) , Sept. "capies in pignus fratres tuos", Montanus. 6. The crimes alleged, on a harsh inference, by Eliphaz against Job are such as he would think likely to be committed by a rich man. The Mosaic law (Ex 22:26; De 24:10) subsequently embodied the feeling that existed among the godly in Job's time against oppression of debtors as to their pledges. Here the case is not quite the same; Job is charged with taking a pledge where he had no just claim to it; and in the second clause, that pledge (the outer garment which served the poor as a covering by day and a bed by night) is represented as taken from one who had not "changes of raiment" (a common constituent of wealth in the East), but was poorly clad—"naked" (Mt 25:36; Jas 2:15); a sin the more heinous in a rich man like Job.22:5-14 Eliphaz brought heavy charges against Job, without reason for his accusations, except that Job was visited as he supposed God always visited every wicked man. He charges him with oppression, and that he did harm with his wealth and power in the time of his prosperity.
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