Proverbs 23:10
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New International Version
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

New Living Translation
Don't cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don't take the land of defenseless orphans.

English Standard Version
Do not move an ancient landmark or enter the fields of the fatherless,

New American Standard Bible
Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,

King James Bible
Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't move an ancient boundary marker, and don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

International Standard Version
Don't move ancient boundaries or invade fields belonging to orphans;

NET Bible
Do not move an ancient boundary stone, or take over the fields of the fatherless,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not remove the boundary which is of old, and do not enter into the field of orphans

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not move an ancient boundary marker or enter fields that belong to orphans,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not remove the old landmark, and do not enter into the inheritance of the fatherless:

King James 2000 Bible
Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

American King James Version
Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

American Standard Version
Remove not the ancient landmark; And enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Touch not the bounds of little ones: and enter not into the field of the fatherless:

Darby Bible Translation
Remove not the ancient landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

English Revised Version
Remove not the ancient landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Webster's Bible Translation
Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

World English Bible
Don't move the ancient boundary stone. Don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless:

Young's Literal Translation
Remove not a border of olden times, And into fields of the fatherless enter not,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:1-3 God's restraints of the appetite only say, Do thyself no harm. 4,5. Be not of those that will be rich. The things of this world are not happiness and a portion for a soul; those that hold them ever so fast, cannot hold them always, cannot hold them long. 6-8. Do not make thyself burdensome to any, especially those not sincere. When we are called by God to his feast, and to let our souls delight themselves, Isa 25:6; 55:2, we may safely partake of the Bread of life. 9. It is our duty to take all fit occasions to speak of Divine things; but if what a wise man says will not be heard, let him hold his peace. 10,11. The fatherless are taken under God's special protection. He is their Redeemer, who will take their part; and he is mighty, almighty.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 10, 11. - An enlargement of Proverbs 22:28 combined with Proverbs 22:22, 28. Verse 10. - Enter not into the fields of the fatherless. Do not think to appropriate the fields of orphans, as if there were no our to defend their rights (comp. Proverbs 15:25).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Remove not the old landmark,.... See Gill on Proverbs 22:28;

and enter not into the fields of the fatherless; to carry off the increase of them, to reap their wheat, or mow their grass, or turn in cattle to eat it; or to encroach upon them, take in any part of them, or join the whole to their own; for if there is a woe to them that lay field to field, much more to them that enter into and take the fields of the fatherless, and join them to their own, Isaiah 5:8.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10, 11. (Compare Pr 22:22, 23).

Proverbs 23:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Consider Diligently what is Before You
9Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words. 10Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless, 11For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:22
"Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless.

Job 24:2
There are those who move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen.

Proverbs 15:25
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow's boundary stones in place.

Proverbs 22:28
Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.

Jeremiah 22:3
This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Zechariah 7:10
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.'
Treasury of Scripture

Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

remove

Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

Deuteronomy 19:14 You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which they of old …

Deuteronomy 27:17 Cursed be he that removes his neighbor's landmark. And all the people …

Job 24:2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

landmark

Job 6:27 Yes, you overwhelm the fatherless, and you dig a pit for your friend.

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

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

Job 31:21-23 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my …

Psalm 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

Jeremiah 7:5 For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if you thoroughly …

Jeremiah 22:3 Thus said the LORD; Execute you judgment and righteousness, and deliver …

Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor…

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To …

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