Job 5:16
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New Living Translation
And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.

King James Bible
So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
So the poor hath what he hopeth for, and unrighteousness stoppeth her mouth.

World English Bible
So the poor has hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
And there is hope to the poor, And perverseness hath shut her mouth.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:16 So - So he obtains what he hoped for from God, to whom he committed his cause. Iniquity - Wicked men. Stoppeth - They are silenced and confounded, finding that not only the poor are got out of their snares, but the oppressors themselves are ensnared in them.

Job 5:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether we Ought to Pray to God Alone?
Objection 1: It would seem that we ought to pray to God alone. Prayer is an act of religion, as stated above [3016](A[3]). But God alone is to be worshiped by religion. Therefore we should pray to God alone. Objection 2: Further, it is useless to pray to one who is ignorant of the prayer. But it belongs to God alone to know one's prayer, both because frequently prayer is uttered by an interior act which God alone knows, rather than by words, according to the saying of the Apostle (1 Cor. 14:15),
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether we Ought to Call Upon the Saints to Pray for Us?
Objection 1: It would seem that we ought not to call upon the saints to pray for us. For no man asks anyone's friends to pray for him, except in so far as he believes he will more easily find favor with them. But God is infinitely more merciful than any saint, and consequently His will is more easily inclined to give us a gracious hearing, than the will of a saint. Therefore it would seem unnecessary to make the saints mediators between us and God, that they may intercede for us. Objection 2: Further,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether it is Lawful to Imprison a Man?
Objection 1: It would seem unlawful to imprison a man. An act which deals with undue matter is evil in its genus, as stated above ([2910]FS, Q[18], A[2]). Now man, having a free-will, is undue matter for imprisonment which is inconsistent with free-will. Therefore it is unlawful to imprison a man. Objection 2: Further, human justice should be ruled by Divine justice. Now according to Ecclus. 15:14, "God left man in the hand of his own counsel." Therefore it seems that a man ought not to be coerced
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Beatitudes are Suitably Enumerated?
Objection 1: It would seem that the beatitudes are unsuitably enumerated. For the beatitudes are assigned to the gifts, as stated above (A[1], ad 1). Now some of the gifts, viz. wisdom and understanding, belong to the contemplative life: yet no beatitude is assigned to the act of contemplation, for all are assigned to matters connected with the active life. Therefore the beatitudes are insufficiently enumerated. Objection 2: Further, not only do the executive gifts belong to the active life, but
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 31:16
"Have I refused to help the poor, or crushed the hopes of widows?

Psalm 63:11
But the king will rejoice in God. All who trust in him will praise him, while liars will be silenced.

Psalm 107:42
The godly will see these things and be glad, while the wicked are struck silent.

Jeremiah 39:11
King Nebuchadnezzar had told Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, to find Jeremiah.

Daniel 1:9
Now God had given the chief of staff both respect and affection for Daniel.

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