Job 24:3
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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.

Darby 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,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

They drive away the ass of the fatherless - Of the orphan, who cannot protect himself, and whose only property may consist in this useful animal. Injury done to an orphan is always regarded as a crime of special magnitude, for they are unable to protect themselves; see the notes at Job 22:9.

They take the widow's ox for a pledge - See the notes at Job 22:6. The widow was dependent on her ox to till the ground, and hence, the crime of taking it away in pledge for the payment of a debt.

Job 24:3.He evil-entreateth the barren that beareth not,

And doeth not good to the widow.

Job 24:3 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether in Hell the Damned are Tormented by the Sole Punishment of Fire?
Objection 1: It would seem that in hell the damned are tormented by the sole punishment of fire; because Mat. 25:41, where their condemnation is declared, mention is made of fire only, in the words: "Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire." Objection 2: Further, even as the punishment of purgatory is due to venial sin, so is the punishment of hell due to mortal sin. Now no other punishment but that of fire is stated to be in purgatory, as appears from the words of 1 Cor. 3:13: "The fire
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
OR, A DISCOURSE OF THE RIGHTEOUS MAN'S DESIRES. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR As the tree is known by its fruit, so is the state of a man's heart known by his desires. The desires of the righteous are the touchstone or standard of Christian sincerity--the evidence of the new birth--the spiritual barometer of faith and grace--and the springs of obedience. Christ and him crucified is the ground of all our hopes--the foundation upon which all our desires after God and holiness are built--and the root
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Exodus 22:26
"If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,

Deuteronomy 24:17
"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.

Job 6:27
"You would even cast lots for the orphans And barter over your friend.

Job 22:6
"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.

Job 22:9
"You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the orphans has been crushed.

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