New American Standard Bible
"They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.
King James Bible
They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
Darby Bible Translation
They turn the needy out of the way: the afflicted of the land 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They turn the needy out of the way - They crowd the poor out of the path, and thus oppress and injure them. They do not allow them the advantages of the highway.
The poor of the earth hide themselves together - For fear of the rich and mighty man. Driven from the society of the rich, without their patronage and friendship, they are obliged to associate together, and find in the wicked man neither protector nor friend. And yet the proud oppressor is not punished.
LibraryWhether 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;
"The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.
"I was a father to the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know.
"Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
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