Proverbs 23:10
New International Version
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

New Living Translation
Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don’t take the land of defenseless orphans.

English Standard Version
Do not move an ancient landmark or enter the fields of the fatherless,

Berean Study Bible
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

King James Bible
Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

New King James Version
Do not remove the ancient landmark, Nor enter the fields of the fatherless;

New American Standard Bible
Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,

NASB 1995
Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,

NASB 1977
Do not move the ancient boundary, Or go into the fields of the fatherless;

Amplified Bible
Do not move the ancient landmark [at the boundary of the property] And do not go into the fields of the fatherless [to take what is theirs],

Christian Standard Bible
Don’t move an ancient boundary marker, and don’t encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't move an ancient boundary marker, and don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

American Standard Version
Remove not the ancient landmark; And enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not remove the boundary which is of old, and do not enter into the field of orphans

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Remove not the ancient landmarks; and enter not upon the possession of the fatherless:

Contemporary English Version
Don't move a boundary marker or take the land that belongs to orphans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Touch not the bounds of little ones: and enter not into the field of the fatherless:

English Revised Version
Remove not the ancient landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Good News Translation
Never move an old property line or take over land owned by orphans.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not move an ancient boundary marker or enter fields that belong to orphans,

International Standard Version
Don't move ancient boundaries or invade fields belonging to orphans;

JPS Tanakh 1917
Remove not the ancient landmark; And enter not into the fields of the fatherless;

Literal Standard Version
Do not remove a border of ancient times, "" And do not enter into fields of the fatherless,

NET Bible
Do not move an ancient boundary stone, or take over the fields of the fatherless,

New Heart English Bible
Do not move the ancient boundary stone. Do not encroach on the fields of the fatherless:

World English Bible
Don't move the ancient boundary stone. Don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless:

Young's Literal Translation
Remove not a border of olden times, And into fields of the fatherless enter not,

Additional Translations ...
Context
True Riches
9Do not speak to a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words. 10Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, 11for their Redeemer is strong; He will take up their case against you.…

Cross References
Exodus 22:22
You must not mistreat any widow or orphan.

Job 24:2
Men move boundary stones; they pasture stolen flocks.

Proverbs 15:25
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but He protects the boundaries of the widow.

Proverbs 22:28
Do not move an ancient boundary stone which your fathers have placed.

Jeremiah 22:3
This is what the LORD says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Zechariah 7:10
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. And do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.'


Treasury of Scripture

Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

remove

Proverbs 22:28
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

Deuteronomy 19:14
Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

Deuteronomy 27:17
Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.

landmark

Job 6:27
Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.

Job 22:9
Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Job 24:3,9
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge…









(10) Remove not the old landmark.--See above, on Proverbs 22:28.

Verses 10, 11. - An enlargement of Proverbs 22:28 combined with Proverbs 22:22, 28. Verse 10. - Enter not into the fields of the fatherless. Do not think to appropriate the fields of orphans, as if there were no our to defend their rights (comp. Proverbs 15:25).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

move
תַּ֭סֵּג (tas·sêḡ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5253: Departing away, remove, take hold, turn away

an ancient
עוֹלָ֑ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

boundary stone
גְּב֣וּל (gə·ḇūl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

[or]
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

encroach
תָּבֹֽא׃ (tā·ḇō)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

on the fields
וּבִשְׂדֵ֥י (ū·ḇiś·ḏê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7704: Field, land

of the fatherless,
יְ֝תוֹמִ֗ים (yə·ṯō·w·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3490: A bereaved person


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