New Living Translation
They take the orphan's donkey and demand the widow's ox as security for a loan.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:3 Pledge - Contrary to God's law, first written in mens hearts, and afterwards in holy scripture, Exod 22:26,27.
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
If you take your neighbor's cloak as security for a loan, you must return it before sunset.
"True justice must be given to foreigners living among you and to orphans, and you must never accept a widow's garment as security for her debt.
You would even send an orphan into slavery or sell a friend.
"For example, you must have lent money to your friend and demanded clothing as security. Yes, you stripped him to the bone.
You must have sent widows away empty-handed and crushed the hopes of orphans.
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