Job 34:28
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New International Version
They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.

New Living Translation
They cause the poor to cry out, catching God's attention. He hears the cries of the needy.

English Standard Version
so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, and he heard the cry of the afflicted—

New American Standard Bible
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted--

King James Bible
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but caused the poor to cry out to Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.

International Standard Version
As a result, the cries of the poor have reached him and he has heard the cry of the afflicted.

NET Bible
so that they caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he hears the cry of the needy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They forced the poor to cry out to him, and he hears the cry of those who suffer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
so that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

King James 2000 Bible
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

American King James Version
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

American Standard Version
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come unto him, And he heard the cry of the afflicted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So that they caused the cry of the needy to come to him, and he heard the voice of the poor.

Darby Bible Translation
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

English Revised Version
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heard the cry of the afflicted.

Webster's Bible Translation
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

World English Bible
so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him. He heard the cry of the afflicted.

Young's Literal Translation
To cause to come in unto Him The cry of the poor, And the cry of the afflicted He heareth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

34:16-30 Elihu appeals directly to Job himself. Could he suppose that God was like those earthly princes, who hate right, who are unfit to rule, and prove the scourges of mankind? It is daring presumption to condemn God's proceedings, as Job had done by his discontents. Elihu suggests divers considerations to Job, to produce in him high thoughts of God, and so to persuade him to submit. Job had often wished to plead his cause before God. Elihu asks, To what purpose? All is well that God does, and will be found so. What can make those uneasy, whose souls dwell at ease in God? The smiles of all the world cannot quiet those on whom God frowns.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him. Elihu views the wicked man as almost certainly an oppressor, whose misdeeds "cause the cry of the poor to come before God," and provoke God, the Avenger of the poor and needy, to visit him with chastisement. And he heareth the cry of the afflicted (comp. Exodus 2:23, 24; Exodus 22:23, 24; Psalm 12:5, etc.) God's ears are ever open to the cry of the oppressed, and his hand is ever heavy upon those who "afflict" the weak and defenceless (Isaiah 1:24; Isaiah 3:12-15; Amos 5:11, 12; Micah 3:1-4; Habakkuk 1:13).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him,.... To God; through their oppressions of the poor they are made to cry by reason of them, and who come to God with their cries, and tears, and supplications, and which enter into the ears of the Lord of hosts;

and he heareth the cry of the afflicted; as he did the cry of the Israelites under Egyptian bondage; he is a God hearing and answering prayer, and he particularly attends to the cry of the humble and of the afflicted, and arises for their help and deliverance.



Job 34:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
27Because they turned aside from following Him, And had no regard for any of His ways; 28So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted-- 29When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?--…
Cross References
James 5:4
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.

Exodus 22:23
If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.

Deuteronomy 15:9
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.

Job 5:15
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.

Job 8:6
if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state.

Job 22:27
You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.

Job 29:12
because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them.

Job 33:26
then that person can pray to God and find favor with him, they will see God's face and shout for joy; he will restore them to full well-being.

Job 34:29
But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over individual and nation alike,

Job 35:9
"People cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.

Lamentations 3:56
You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief."
Treasury of Scripture

So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

they

Job 22:9,10 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have …

Job 24:12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries …

Job 29:12,13 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and …

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

Job 35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed …

Exodus 2:23,24 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: …

Exodus 3:7,9 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people …

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now …

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and …

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, …

and he

Exodus 22:23-27 If you afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all to me, I will …

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