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Job 24:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They turn the needy out of the way: The poor of the earth all hide themselves.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They turn the needy out of the way: the afflicted of the land all hide themselves.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— They turn aside the needy out of the way, at once, are the humbled of the land made to hide themselves.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— They turn aside the needy from the way, Together have hid the poor of the earth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They have overturned the way of the poor, and have oppressed together the meek of the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They turne the needy out of the way: the poore of the earth hide themselues together.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They have turned aside the weak from the right way: and the meek of the earth have hidden themselves together.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They turn 5186
{5186} Prime
A primitive root; to stretch or spread out; by implication to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of applications.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the needy 34
{0034} Prime
From H0014, in the sense of want (especially in feeling); destitute.
out of the way: 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the poor 6041
{6041} Prime
From H6031; depressed, in mind or circumstances (practically the same as H6035 subjectively and H6041 objectively).
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
[6035] Standard
The second form is by intermixture with H6041; from H6031; depressed (figuratively), in mind (gentle) or circumstances (needy, especially saintly).
of the earth 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
hide 2244
{2244} Prime
A primitive root (compare H2245); to secrete.
<8795> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 199
themselves together. 3162
{3162} Prime
From H3161; properly a unit, that is, (adverbially) unitedly.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 24:2-24.

Job 24:4

_ _ Literally, they push the poor out of their road in meeting them. Figuratively, they take advantage of them by force and injustice (alluding to the charge of Eliphaz, Job 22:8; 1 Samuel 8:3).

_ _ poor — in spirit and in circumstances (Matthew 5:3).

_ _ hide — from the injustice of their oppressors, who have robbed them of their all and driven them into unfrequented places (Job 20:19; Job 30:3-6; Proverbs 28:28).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 24:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 24:4

They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves (c) together.

(c) And for cruelty and oppression dare not show their faces.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 24:14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
Job 31:16 If I have withheld the poor from [their] desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
Psalms 109:16 Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [riches, and] he that giveth to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to want.
Proverbs 30:14 [There is] a generation, whose teeth [are as] swords, and their jaw teeth [as] knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from [among] men.
Isaiah 10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and [that] they may rob the fatherless!
Ezekiel 18:12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,
Ezekiel 18:18 [As for] his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did [that] which [is] not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
Ezekiel 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the [same] maid, to profane my holy name:
Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, ... That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; [yea], and sell the refuse of the wheat?
Micah 2:1-2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. ... 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.


Proverbs 28:12 When righteous [men] do rejoice, [there is] great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
James 5:4-6 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. ... Ye have condemned [and] killed the just; [and] he doth not resist you.
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Jb 24:14; 31:16. Ps 109:16. Pv 22:16; 28:12, 28; 30:14. Is 10:2. Ezk 18:12, 18; 22:29. Am 2:7; 8:4. Mi 2:1. Jm 5:4.

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