New International Version
They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them. They defraud people of their homes, they rob them of their inheritance.
King James Bible
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
Darby Bible Translation
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away; and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
World English Bible
They covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
Young's Literal Translation
And they have desired fields, And they have taken violently, And houses, and they have taken away, And have oppressed a man and his house, Even a man and his inheritance.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They covet fields - These are the rich and mighty in the land; and, like Ahab, they will take the vineyard or inheritance of any poor Naboth on which they may fix their covetous eye; so that they take away even the heritage of the poor.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
oppress. or, defraud.
LibraryChrist the Breaker
'The Breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them.'--MICAH ii. 13. Micah was contemporary with Isaiah. The two prophets stand, to a large extent, on the same level of prophetic knowledge. Characteristic of both of them is the increasing clearness of the figure of the personal Messiah, and the increasing fulness of detail with which His functions are described. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Earliest Chapters in Divine Revelation
1 Kings 21:1
Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.
"But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion."
He said to me, "Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence and continually arouse my anger? Look at them putting the branch to their nose!
"'I will surely strike my hands together at the unjust gain you have made and at the blood you have shed in your midst.
You rely on your sword, you do detestable things, and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?'
The prince must not take any of the inheritance of the people, driving them off their property. He is to give his sons their inheritance out of his own property, so that not one of my people will be separated from their property.'"
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