New International Version
A base and nameless brood, they were driven out of the land.
King James Bible
They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
Sons of fools, and sons of nameless sires, they are driven out of the land.
World English Bible
They are children of fools, yes, children of base men. They were flogged out of the land.
Young's Literal Translation
Sons of folly -- even sons without name, They have been smitten from the land.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Children of fools - Children of nabal; children without a name; persons of no consideration, and descendants of such.
Viler than the earth - Rather, driven out of the land; persons not fit for civil society.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
base men. Heb. men of no name. viler
Job, in his great indignation at the shameful accusation of unkindness to the needy, pours forth the following very solemn imprecation--"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have lifted up my …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
Of Confession of Our Infirmity and of the Miseries of this Life
and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!"
They brayed among the bushes and huddled in the undergrowth.
"And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing.
I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.
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