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because they oppressed and neglected the poor and seized houses someone else had built.
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Because he broke in and stripped the poor: he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.
Job 21:27,28 Surely I know your thoughts, and your unjust judgments against me. . . .
Job 22:6 For thou hast taken away the pledge of thy brethren without cause, and stripped them naked of their clothing.
Job 24:2-12 Some have removed landmarks, have taken away flocks by force, and fed them. . . .
Job 31:13-22,38,39 If I have despised to abide judgment with my manservant, or my maidservant, when they had any controversy against me: . . .
Job 35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressors they shall cry out: and shall wail for the violence of the arm of tyrants.
1 Samuel 12:3,4 Speak of me before the Lord, and before his anointed, whether I have taken any man's ox, or ass: if I have wronged any man, if I have oppressed any man, if I have taken a bribe at any man's hand: and I will despise it this day, and will restore it to you. . . .
Psalm 10:18 To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.
Psalm 12:5 By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.
Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him.
Proverbs 22:22,23 Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate: . . .
Ecclesiastes 4:1 I turned myself to other things, and I saw the oppressions that are done under the sun, and the tears of the innocent, and they had no comforter; and they were not able to resist their violence, being destitute of help from any.
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these:
Ezekiel 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and committed robbery: they afflicted the needy and poor, and they oppressed the stranger by calumny without judgment.
Amos 4:1-3 Hear this word, ye fat kine that are in the mountains of Samaria: you that oppress the needy, and crush the poor: that say to your masters: Bring, and we will drink. . . .
James 2:6,13 But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? And do not they draw you before the judgment seats? . . .
James 5:4 Behold the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which by fraud has been kept back by you, crieth: and the cry of them hath entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
Deuteronomy 28:33 May a people which thou knowest not, eat the fruits of thy land, and all thy labours: and mayst thou always suffer oppression, and be crushed at all times.
Lamentations 3:34 Lamed. To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the land,
he hath violently
Job 18:15 Let the companions of him that is not, dwell in his tabernacle, let brimstone be sprinkled in his tent.
Job 24:2 Some have removed landmarks, have taken away flocks by force, and fed them.
1 Kings 21:19 And thou shalt speak to him, saying: Thus saith the Lord: Thou hast slain: moreover also thou hast taken possession. And after these words thou shalt add: Thus saith the Lord: In this place, wherein the dogs have licked the blood of Naboth, they shall lick thy blood also.
Isaiah 5:7,8 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel: and the man of Juda, his pleasant plant: and I looked that he should do judgment, and behold iniquity: and do justice, and behold a cry. . . .
Micah 2:2,9 Woe to you that devise that which is unprofitable, and work evil in your beds: in the morning light they execute it, because their hand is against God. . . .
ContextZophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
…18He shall be punished for all that he did, and yet shall not be consumed: according to the multitude of his devices so also shall he suffer. 19Because he broke in and stripped the poor: he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.20And yet his belly was not filled: and when he hath the things he coveted, he shall not be able to possess them.…
Some have removed landmarks, have taken away flocks by force, and fed them.
If I have denied to the poor what they desired, and have made the eyes of the widow wait:
By reason of the multitude of oppressors they shall cry out: and shall wail for the violence of the arm of tyrants.
Additional TranslationsFor he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has seized houses he did not build.Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away an house which he built not;
For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.
For he has broken down the houses of many mighty men: and he has plundered an habitation, though he built it not.
For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.
For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away an house, and he shall not build it up.
Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.
For he oppressed -- he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.
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