Job 24:3
New International Version
They drive away the orphan's donkey and take the widow's ox in pledge.

New Living Translation
They take the orphan's donkey and demand the widow's ox as security for a loan.

English Standard Version
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless; they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.

Berean Study Bible
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless and take the widow’s ox in pledge.

New American Standard Bible
"They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.

King James Bible
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Christian Standard Bible
They drive away the donkeys owned by the fatherless and take the widow's ox as collateral.

Contemporary English Version
They cheat orphans and widows by taking their donkeys and oxen.

Good News Translation
They take donkeys that belong to orphans, and keep a widow's ox till she pays her debts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They drive away the donkeys owned by the fatherless and take the widow's ox as collateral.

International Standard Version
They drive away the orphan's donkey; they take the ox of the widow as security for a loan;

NET Bible
They drive away the orphan's donkey; they take the widow's ox as a pledge.

New Heart English Bible
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They drive away the orphan's donkey. They take the widow's ox as security for a loan.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, They take the widow's ox for a pledge.

New American Standard 1977
“They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow’s ox for a pledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They drive away the ass of the fatherless; they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

King James 2000 Bible
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

American King James Version
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

American Standard Version
They drive away the ass of the fatherless; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They have led away, the ass of the fatherless, and taken the widow's ox for a pledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have driven away the ass of the fatherless, and have taken away the widow's ox for a pledge.

Darby Bible Translation
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge;

English Revised Version
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

World English Bible
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Young's Literal Translation
The ass of the fatherless they lead away, They take in pledge the ox of the widow,
Study Bible
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
2Men move boundary stones; they pasture stolen flocks. 3They drive away the donkey of the fatherless and take the widow’s ox in pledge. 4They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:26
If you take your neighbor's cloak as collateral, return it to him by sunset,

Deuteronomy 24:17
Do not deny justice to the foreigner or the fatherless, and do not take a widow's cloak as security.

Job 6:27
You would even cast lots for the fatherless and negotiate a price for your friend.

Job 22:6
For you demanded security from your brothers without cause, stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.

Job 22:9
You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

Treasury of Scripture

They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

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Job 22:6-9
For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing…

Job 31:16,17
If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; …

Deuteronomy 24:6,10-13,17-21
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge…







Lexicon
They drive away
יִנְהָ֑גוּ (yin·hā·ḡū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5090: To drive forth, lead, carry away, to proceed, to sigh

the donkey
חֲמ֣וֹר (ḥă·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2543: A male ass

of the fatherless
יְתוֹמִ֣ים (yə·ṯō·w·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3490: A bereaved person

and take the widow’s
אַלְמָנָֽה׃ (’al·mā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 490: A widow, a desolate place

ox
שׁ֣וֹר (šō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7794: A head of cattle (bullock, ox, etcetera)

in pledge.
יַ֝חְבְּל֗וּ (yaḥ·bə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2254: To wind tightly, to bind, a pledge, to pervert, destroy, to writhe in pain
(3) They drive away the ass.--The ass and the ox, the fatherless and the widow presumably having no more than one. He first describes the oppression of the country, and then that of the city (Job 24:12). We seem here to catch a glimpse of the sufferings of some oppressed and subject aboriginal race, such as the Canaanites may have been to the Jews, though there is probably no allusion to them. But, at all events, the writer and the speaker seem to have been familiar with some such abject and servile race, who haunted the desert and suffered at the hands of the more powerful tribes. Man's inhumanity to man is, unhappily, a crime of very long standing.

Verse 3 - They drive away the ass of the fatherless. This was another form of oppression. "Whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed?" says Samuel, on laying down his judgeship (1 Samuel 12:3). The "fatherless" were particularly liable to such ill treatment, seeing that they had lost their natural protector. They take the widow's ox for a pledge. It may be true that this was nowhere a legal offence, not even among the Hebrews (Lee); but it was a real act of oppression, and forms a fitting counterpart to the injury done to the orphan. (On the natural tendency of selfish men to bear hard on these two classes, see Exodus 22:22; Deuteronomy 24:17; Deuteronomy 27:19; Psalm 94:6; Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 10:2; Jeremiah 5:28; Zechariah 7:10.) 24:1-12 Job discourses further about the prosperity of the wicked. That many live at ease who are ungodly and profane, he had showed, ch. xxi. Here he shows that many who live in open defiance of all the laws of justice, succeed in wicked practices; and we do not see them reckoned with in this world. He notices those that do wrong under pretence of law and authority; and robbers, those that do wrong by force. He says, God layeth not folly to them; that is, he does not at once send his judgments, nor make them examples, and so manifest their folly to all the world. But he that gets riches, and not by right, at his end shall be a fool, Jer 17:11.
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