New Living Translation
The poor must go about naked, without any clothing. They harvest food for others while they themselves are starving.
King James Bible
They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;
Darby Bible Translation
These go naked without clothing, and, hungry, they bear the sheaf;
World English Bible
So that they go around naked without clothing. Being hungry, they carry the sheaves.
Young's Literal Translation
Naked, they have gone without clothing, And hungry -- have taken away a sheaf.
Job 24:10 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:10 The sheaf - That single sheaf which the poor man had got with the sweat of his brow to satisfy his hunger.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
For listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The wages you held back cry out against you. The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached the ears of the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
"The wicked snatch a widow's child from her breast, taking the baby as security for a loan.
They press out olive oil without being allowed to taste it, and they tread in the winepress as they suffer from thirst.
or if I have stolen its crops or murdered its owners,
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