Job 20:19
New International Version
For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build.

New Living Translation
For they oppressed the poor and left them destitute. They foreclosed on their homes.

English Standard Version
For he has crushed and abandoned the poor; he has seized a house that he did not build.

Berean Study Bible
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has seized houses he did not build.

New American Standard Bible
"For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.

King James Bible
Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;

Christian Standard Bible
For he oppressed and abandoned the poor; he seized a house he did not build.

Contemporary English Version
because they cheated the poor and took their homes.

Good News Translation
because they oppressed and neglected the poor and seized houses someone else had built.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he oppressed and abandoned the poor; he seized a house he did not build.

International Standard Version
because he has crushed and abandoned the poor; he has seized a house that he didn't build.

NET Bible
For he has oppressed the poor and abandoned them; he has seized a house which he did not build.

New Heart English Bible
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because he crushed and abandoned the poor. He has taken by force a house that he didn't build.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

New American Standard 1977
“For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because he oppressed and forsook the poor; because he has violently taken away houses which he did not build,

King James 2000 Bible
Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away a house which he built not;

American King James Version
Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away an house which he built not;

American Standard Version
For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he has broken down the houses of many mighty men: and he has plundered an habitation, though he built it not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because he broke in and stripped the poor: he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.

Darby Bible Translation
For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.

English Revised Version
For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away an house, and he shall not build it up.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.

World English Bible
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Young's Literal Translation
For he oppressed -- he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.
Study Bible
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
18He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it; he cannot enjoy the profits of his trading. 19For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has seized houses he did not build. 20Because his appetite is never satisfied, he cannot escape with his treasure.…
Cross References
Job 24:2
Men move boundary stones; they pasture stolen flocks.

Job 31:16
If I have denied the desires of the poor or allowed the widow's eyes to fail,

Job 35:9
Men cry out under great oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the mighty.

Treasury of Scripture

Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away an house which he built not;

Because

Job 21:27,28
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me…

Job 22:6
For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 24:2-12
Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof

oppressed.

Deuteronomy 28:33
The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

Lamentations 3:34
To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,

he hath violently

Job 18:15
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

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

1 Kings 21:19
And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he has oppressed
רִ֭צַּץ (riṣ·ṣaṣ)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7533: To crack in pieces

[and] forsaken
עָזַ֣ב (‘ā·zaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

the poor;
דַּלִּ֑ים (dal·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

he has seized
גָּ֝זַ֗ל (gā·zal)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1497: To pluck off, to flay, strip, rob

houses
בַּ֥יִת (ba·yiṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

he did not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

build.
יִבֶנֵֽהוּ׃ (yi·ḇe·nê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build
(19) Because he hath oppressed and forsaken . . .--For these insinuations there was not a vestige of ground, but Job formally rebuts them in Job 31

Verse 19. - Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor. These charges are now for the first time insinuated against Job; later on, they are openly brought by Eliphaz (Job 22:5-9). Job denies them categorically in Job 29:11-17. They seem to have been pure calumnies, without an atom of foundation. Because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not. Another calumny, doubtless. Something like it was insinuated by Eliphaz in Job 15:28. 20:10-22 The miserable condition of the wicked man in this world is fully set forth. The lusts of the flesh are here called the sins of his youth. His hiding it and keeping it under his tongue, denotes concealment of his beloved lust, and delight therein. But He who knows what is in the heart, knows what is under the tongue, and will discover it. The love of the world, and of the wealth of it, also is wickedness, and man sets his heart upon these. Also violence and injustice, these sins bring God's judgments upon nations and families. Observe the punishment of the wicked man for these things. Sin is turned into gall, than which nothing is more bitter; it will prove to him poison; so will all unlawful gains be. In his fulness he shall be in straits, through the anxieties of his own mind. To be led by the sanctifying grace of God to restore what was unjustly gotten, as Zaccheus was, is a great mercy. But to be forced to restore by the horrors of a despairing conscience, as Judas was, has no benefit and comfort attending it.
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