New American Standard Bible
"His sons favor the poor, And his hands give back his wealth.
King James Bible
His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.
Darby Bible Translation
His children shall seek the favour of the poor, and his hands restore his wealth.
World English Bible
His children shall seek the favor of the poor. His hands shall give back his wealth.
Young's Literal Translation
His sons do the poor oppress, And his hands give back his wealth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His children shall seek to please the poor - Margin, or, "the poor shall oppress his children." The idea in the Hebrew seems to be, that his sons shall be reduced to the humiliating condition of asking the aid of the most needy and abject. Instead of being in a situation to assist others, and to indulge in a liberal hospitality, they themselves shall be reduced to the necessity of applying to the poor for the means of subsistence. There is great strength in this expression. It is usually regarded as humiliating to be compelled to ask aid at all; but the idea here is, that they would be reduced to the necessity of asking it of those who themselves needed it, "or would be beggars of beggars."
And his hands shall restore their goods - Noyes renders this, "And their hands shall give back his wealth." Rosenmuller supposes it means, "And their hands shall restore his iniquity;" that is, what their father took unjustly away. There can be but little doubt that this refers to his "sons," and not to himself - though the singular suffix in the word (ידיו yâdāŷ), "his hands" is used. But the singular is sometimes used instead of the plural. The word rendered "goods" (און 'ôn), means "strength, power, and then wealth;" and the idea here is, that the hands of his sons would be compelled to give back the property which the father had unjustly acquired. Instead of retaining and enjoying it, they would be compelled to make restitution, and thus be reduced to penury and want.
LibraryWhether the Ashes from which the Human Body Will be Restored have any Natural Inclination Towards the Soul which Will be United to Them?
Objection 1: It would seem that the ashes from which the human body will be restored will have a natural inclination towards the soul which will be united to them. For if they had no inclination towards the soul, they would stand in the same relation to that soul as other ashes. Therefore it would make no difference whether the body that is to be united to that soul were restored from those ashes or from others: and this is false. Objection 2: Further, the body is more dependent on the soul than …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
"The lion perishes for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.
"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
"He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly.
"He returns what he has attained And cannot swallow it; As to the riches of his trading, He cannot even enjoy them.
"Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.
"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,
He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.
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