New Living Translation
The poor are pushed off the path; the needy must hide together for safety.
King James Bible
They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
Darby Bible Translation
They turn the needy out of the way: the afflicted of the land all hide themselves.
World English Bible
They turn the needy out of the way. The poor of the earth all hide themselves.
Young's Literal Translation
They turn aside the needy from the way, Together have hid the poor of the earth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:4 Way - Out of the path or place in which these oppressors walk and range. They labour to keep out of their way for fear of their farther injuries. Hide - For fear of these tyrants.
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
The murderer rises in the early dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night he is a thief.
For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who required help.
I was a father to the poor and assisted strangers who needed help.
Did I not weep for those in trouble? Was I not deeply grieved for the needy?
Whenever I saw the homeless without clothes and the needy with nothing to wear,
For the choir director: A psalm of David. Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The LORD rescues them when they are in trouble.
Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him.
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