Job 24:4
New International Version
They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

New Living Translation
The poor are pushed off the path; the needy must hide together for safety.

English Standard Version
They thrust the poor off the road; the poor of the earth all hide themselves.

Berean Study Bible
They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

King James Bible
They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

New King James Version
They push the needy off the road; All the poor of the land are forced to hide.

New American Standard Bible
“They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land have to hide themselves together.

NASB 1995
"They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.

NASB 1977
“They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.

Amplified Bible
“They crowd the needy off the road; The poor of the land all hide themselves.

Christian Standard Bible
They push the needy off the road; the poor of the land are forced into hiding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They push the needy off the road; the poor of the land are forced into hiding.

American Standard Version
They turn the needy out of the way: The poor of the earth all hide themselves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil have hidden themselves by the road, and the meek of the Earth hide themselves together

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They have turned aside the weak from the right way: and the meek of the earth have hidden themselves together.

Contemporary English Version
The poor are trampled and forced to hide

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have overturned the way of the poor, and have oppressed together the meek of the earth.

English Revised Version
They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

Good News Translation
They prevent the poor from getting their rights and force the needy to run and hide.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They force needy people off the road. All the poor people of the country go into hiding.

International Standard Version
They push the needy off the road, and force the poor of the land into hiding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They turn the needy out of the way; The poor of the earth hide themselves together.

Literal Standard Version
They turn aside the needy from the way, "" Together have hid the poor of the earth.

NET Bible
They turn the needy from the pathway, and the poor of the land hide themselves together.

New Heart English Bible
They turn the needy out of the way. The poor of the earth all hide themselves.

World English Bible
They turn the needy out of the way. The poor of the earth all hide themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
They turn aside the needy from the way, Together have hid the poor of the earth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
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. 5Indeed, like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go to work foraging for food; the wasteland is food for their children.…

Cross References
Job 24:14
When daylight is gone, the murderer rises to kill the poor and needy; in the night he is like a thief.

Job 29:12
because I rescued the poor who cried out and the fatherless who had no helper.

Job 29:16
I was a father to the needy, and I took up the case of the stranger.

Job 30:25
Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has my soul not grieved for the needy?

Job 31:19
if I have seen one perish for lack of clothing, or a needy man without a cloak,

Psalm 41:1
Blessed is he who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble.

Proverbs 14:31
Whoever oppresses the poor taunts their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors Him.

Proverbs 28:28
When the wicked come to power, people hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous flourish.

Amos 8:4
Hear this, you who trample the needy, who do away with the poor of the land,


Treasury of Scripture

They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

turn

Job 24:14
The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

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

Psalm 109:16
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

hide

Proverbs 28:12,28
When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden…

James 5:4-6
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth…









Verse 4. - They turn the needy out of the way. Either "they force poor men to turn out of the road when they are using it, and wait till they have passed" (compare the recent practice of the Japanese daimios), or "they make the highways so dangerous with their violence that they compel the poor and needy to seek byways for safety" (Judges 5:6). The second hemistich favours the latter interpretation. The poor of the earth (or, the meek of the earth) hide themselves together. In the East there have always been superior and subject races, as well as proud nobles and down-trodden men of the same race. It is not clear of which of these two Job speaks. The former were often hunted out of all the desirable lands, and forced to fly to rooks and caves and holes in the ground, whence they were known as "Troglodytes." The latter, less frequently, handed together, and withdrew to remote and sequestered spots, where they might hope to live unmolested by their oppressors (Hebrews 11:38).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They push
יַטּ֣וּ (yaṭ·ṭū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

the needy
אֶבְיוֹנִ֣ים (’eḇ·yō·w·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 34: In want, needy, poor

off the road
מִדָּ֑רֶךְ (mid·dā·reḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

and force all
יַ֥חַד (ya·ḥaḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

the poor
עֲנִיֵּי־ (‘ă·nî·yê-)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6035: Poor, afflicted, humble, meek

of the land
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

into hiding.
חֻ֝בְּא֗וּ (ḥub·bə·’ū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2244: To withdraw, hide


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