His sons do the poor oppress, And his hands give back his wealth.
Job 20:10 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His children shall seek to please the poor - They shall be reduced to the lowest degree of poverty and want, so as to be obliged to become servants to the poor. Cursed be Ham, a servant of servants shall he be. There are cases where the poor actually serve the poor; and this is the lowest or most abject state of poverty.
His hands shall restore their goods - He shall be obliged to restore the goods that he has taken by violence. Mr. Good translates: His branches shall be involved in his iniquity; i.e., his children shall suffer on his account. "His own hands shall render to himself the evil that he has done to others." - Calmet. The clause is variously translated.
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His children, etc. or, The poor shall oppress his children
Proverbs 28:3 A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.
Psalm 109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
Job 20:18 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be...
Exodus 12:36 And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent to them such things as they required...
Exodus 22:1,3 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep...
Exodus 9:2 For if you refuse to let them go, and will hold them still,
2 Samuel 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
Proverbs 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor...
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