Job 20:10
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New International Version
His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

His children shall seek to please the poor - They shall be reduced to the lowest degree of poverty and want, so as to be obliged to become servants to the poor. Cursed be Ham, a servant of servants shall he be. There are cases where the poor actually serve the poor; and this is the lowest or most abject state of poverty.

His hands shall restore their goods - He shall be obliged to restore the goods that he has taken by violence. Mr. Good translates: His branches shall be involved in his iniquity; i.e., his children shall suffer on his account. "His own hands shall render to himself the evil that he has done to others." - Calmet. The clause is variously translated.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

His children, etc. or, The poor shall oppress his children

Proverbs 28:3 A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.


Psalm 109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

his hands

Job 20:18 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be...

Exodus 12:36 And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent to them such things as they required...

Exodus 22:1,3 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep...

Exodus 9:2 For if you refuse to let them go, and will hold them still,

2 Samuel 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

Proverbs 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor...

June 9 Evening
The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

GLORY OF GOD. God is the chief good--good so as nothing is but himself. He is in himself most happy; yea, all good and all true happiness are only to be found in God, as that which is essential to his nature; nor is there any good or any happiness in or with any creature or thing but what is communicated to it by God. God is the only desirable good; nothing without him is worthy of our hearts. Right thoughts of God are able to ravish the heart; how much more happy is the man that has interest in
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

Cross References
Job 4:11
The lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

Job 5:4
His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.

Job 20:15
He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up.

Job 20:18
What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading.

Job 27:14
However many his children, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat.

Job 27:16
Though he heaps up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay,

Job 27:17
what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver.

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