Job 24:6
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New International Version
They gather fodder in the fields and glean in the vineyards of the wicked.

New Living Translation
They harvest a field they do not own, and they glean in the vineyards of the wicked.

English Standard Version
They gather their fodder in the field, and they glean the vineyard of the wicked man.

New American Standard Bible
"They harvest their fodder in the field And glean the vineyard of the wicked.

King James Bible
They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

Christian Standard Bible
They gather their fodder in the field and glean the vineyards of the wicked.

Contemporary English Version
If they want grain or grapes, they must go to the property of these sinners.

Good News Translation
They have to harvest fields they don't own, and gather grapes in vineyards of the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They gather their fodder in the field and glean the vineyards of the wicked.

International Standard Version
They reap fodder in the field and glean in the vineyard of the wicked.

NET Bible
They reap fodder in the field, and glean in the vineyard of the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
They cut their provender in the field. They glean the vineyard of the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They harvest animal food in the field [to feed themselves]. They pick the leftover grapes in the wicked person's vineyard.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They cut his provender in the field; And they despoil the vineyard of the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
“They harvest their fodder in the field, And they glean the vineyard of the wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the field they reap their fodder, and the wicked gather the vintage that is not theirs.

King James 2000 Bible
They reap every one his grain in the field: and they gather the vineyard of the wicked.

American King James Version
They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

American Standard Version
They cut their provender in the field; And they glean the vintage of the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They reap the field that is not their own, and gather the vintage of his vineyard whom by violence they have oppressed.

Darby Bible Translation
They reap in the field the fodder thereof, and they gather the vintage of the wicked;

English Revised Version
They cut their provender in the field; and they glean the vintage of the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

World English Bible
They cut their provender in the field. They glean the vineyard of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
In a field his provender they reap, And the vineyard of the wicked they glean.
Study Bible
Job: Why are the Wicked Unpunished
5"Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness They go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for their children in the desert. 6"They harvest their fodder in the field And glean the vineyard of the wicked. 7"They spend the night naked, without clothing, And have no covering against the cold.…
Cross References
Job 24:5
"Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness They go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for their children in the desert.

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

Job 24:18
"They are insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is cursed on the earth. They do not turn toward the vineyards.

Job 31:39
If I have eaten its fruit without money, Or have caused its owners to lose their lives,
Treasury of Scripture

They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

They reap

Deuteronomy 28:33,51 The fruit of your land, and all your labors, shall a nation which …

Judges 6:3-6 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, …

Micah 6:15 You shall sow, but you shall not reap; you shall tread the olives, …

corn. Heb. mingled corn, or, dredge. they gather, etc. Heb. the wicked gather the vintage

(6) They reap every one his corn.--Or, probably, the corn, that is, of the wicked tyrant. While they reap his corn and cut his provender, they have to go without themselves.

Verse 6. - They reap every one his corn in the field. When they have scoured the desert, the marauders approach the cultivated ground bordering on it, and thence carry off, each of them. a quantity of "fodder," or "provender" (Revised Version), for the sustentation of their horses. And they gather the vintage of the wicked; rather, as in the margin, and the wicked gather the vintage. (So Rosenmuller and Professor Lee.) Sometimes they burst into the vineyards, and rob them, carrying off the ripe grapes. They reap everyone his corn in the field,.... Not the poor, who are obliged to reap the corn of the wicked for them without any wages, as some; but rather the wicked reap the corn of the poor; they are so insolent and impudent, that they do not take the corn out of their barns by stealth, but while it is standing in the field; they come openly and reap it down, as if it was their own, without any fear of God or men: it is observed, that the word (k) signifies a mixture of the poorer sorts of corn, which is scarce anything better than food for cattle; yet this they cut down and carry off, as forage for their horses and asses at least. Some of the ancient versions, taking it to be two words, render them, "which is not their own" (l); they go into a field that is not theirs, and reap corn that do not belong to them, that they have no right unto, and so are guilty of great injustice, and of doing injury to others:

and they gather the vintage of the wicked; gather the grapes off of the vines of wicked men, which are gathered, as the word signifies, at the latter end of the year, in autumn; and though they belong to wicked men like themselves, yet they spare them not, but seize on all that come to hand, whether the property of good men or bad men; and thus sometimes one wicked man is an instrument of punishing another: or "the wicked gather the vintage" (m); that is, of the poor; as they reap where they have not sown, they gather of that they have not planted.

(k) "migma suum", Bolducius; "farraginem ejus vel suam", Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Michaelis. (l) Sept. "non suum", V. L. so the Targum, and Aben Ezra, Grotius, Codurcus. (m) "et in vinea (aliena) vindemiant impii", Tigurine version; "vineasque vindemiant impii", Castalio. 6. Like the wild asses (Job 24:5) they (these Bedouin robbers) reap (metaphorically) their various grain (so the Hebrew for "corn" means). The wild ass does not let man pile his mixed provender up in a stable (Isa 30:24); so these robbers find their food in the open air, at one time in the desert (Job 24:5), at another in the fields.

the vintage of the wicked—Hebrew, "the wicked gather the vintage"; the vintage of robbery, not of honest industry. If we translate "belonging to the wicked," then it will imply that the wicked alone have vineyards, the "pious poor" (Job 24:4) have none. "Gather" in Hebrew, is "gather late." As the first clause refers to the early harvest of corn, so the second to the vintage late in autumn.24:1-12 Job discourses further about the prosperity of the wicked. That many live at ease who are ungodly and profane, he had showed, ch. xxi. Here he shows that many who live in open defiance of all the laws of justice, succeed in wicked practices; and we do not see them reckoned with in this world. He notices those that do wrong under pretence of law and authority; and robbers, those that do wrong by force. He says, God layeth not folly to them; that is, he does not at once send his judgments, nor make them examples, and so manifest their folly to all the world. But he that gets riches, and not by right, at his end shall be a fool, Jer 17:11.
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