New International Version
They drive away the orphan's donkey and take the widow's ox in 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Some remove the landmarks - Stones or posts were originally set up to ascertain the bounds of particular estates: and this was necessary in open countries, before hedges and fences were formed. Wicked and covetous men often removed the landmarks or termini, and set them in on their neighbors' ground, that, by contracting their boundaries, they might enlarge their own. The law of Moses denounces curses on those who remove their neighbors' landmarks. See Deuteronomy 19:14; Deuteronomy 27:17, and the note on the former place, where the subject is considered at large.
They violently take away flocks, and feed thereof - Mr. Good translates ירעו yiru, they destroy, deriving the word, not from רעה raah, to feed, but from רע ra, to rend, to destroy. The Septuagint had read רעה roch, a shepherd; and therefore have translated ποιμνιον συν ποιμενι ἁρπασαντες, "violently carrying off both the flock and the shepherd."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Husband Can on his Own Judgment Put Away his Wife on Account of Fornication?
Objection 1: It would seem that the husband can on his own judgment put away his wife on account of fornication. For when sentence has been pronounced by the judge, it is lawful to carry it out without any further judgment. But God, the just Judge, has pronounced this judgment, that a husband may put his wife away on account of fornication. Therefore no further judgment is required for this. Objection 2: Further, it is stated (Mat. 1:19) that Joseph . . . being a just man . . . "was minded to put" …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, return it by sunset,
Do not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.
You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.
You demanded security from your relatives for no reason; you stripped people of their clothing, leaving them naked.
And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless.
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