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Proverbs 23:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Remove not the ancient landmark; And enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Remove not the ancient landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Do not move back the ancient boundary, and, into the fields of the fatherless, do not enter;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Remove not a border of olden times, And into fields of the fatherless enter not,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Touch not the bounds of little ones: and enter not into the field of the fatherless:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Remoue not the old landmarke; and enter not into the fields of the fatherlesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Remove not the ancient landmarks; and enter not upon the possession of the fatherless:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Remove 5253
{5253} Prime
A primitive root; to retreat.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
not x408
(0408) Complement
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
the old 5769
{5769} Prime
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
landmark; 1366
{1366} Prime
From H1379; properly a cord (as twisted), that is, (by implication) a boundary; by extension the territory inclosed.
and enter 935
{0935} Prime
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x408
(0408) Complement
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
into the fields 7704
{7704} Prime
From an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat).
of the fatherless: 3490
{3490} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be lonely; a bereaved person.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 23:10-11

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 22:22, Proverbs 22:23).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 23:10-11

_ _ Note, 1. The fatherless are taken under God's special protection; with him they not only find mercy shown to them (Hosea 14:3) but justice done for them. He is their Redeemer, their Goel, their near kinsman, that will take their part and stand up for them with jealousy, as taking himself affronted in the injuries done to them. As their Redeemer he will plead their cause against those that do them any injury, and, one way or other, will not only defend their right, and recover it for them, but avenge the wrongs done to them. And he is mighty, almighty; his omnipotence is engaged and employed for their protection, and their proudest and most powerful oppressors will not only find themselves an unequal match for this, but will find that it is at their peril to contend with it. 2. Every man therefore must be careful not to injure them in any thing, or to invade their rights, either by a clandestine removal of the old land-marks or by a forcible entry into their fields. Being fatherless, they have none to redress their wrongs, and, being in their childhood, they do not so much as apprehend the wrong that is done them. Sense of honour, and much more the fear of God, would restrain men from offering injury to children, especially fatherless children.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 23:10

Enter not — To possess their lands.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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.
Job 24:2 [Some] remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed [thereof].

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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 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
Job 24:9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.
Job 31:21-23 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate: ... For destruction [from] God [was] a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
Psalms 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
Jeremiah 7:5 For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;
Jeremiah 22:3 Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in [his] wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger [from his right], and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.
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Dt 19:14; 27:17. Jb 6:27; 22:9; 24:2, 3, 9; 31:21. Ps 94:6. Pv 22:28. Jr 7:5; 22:3. Zc 7:10. Mal 3:5. Jm 1:27.

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Does this verse refer to Israel? Trying to take the land away
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