4 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

Other Translations of Job 24:4

New International Version

4 They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

English Standard Version

4 They thrust the poor off the road; the poor of the earth all hide themselves.

The Message

4 Push the helpless into the ditch, bully the weak so that they fear for their lives.

New King James Version

4 They push the needy off the road; All the poor of the land are forced to hide.

New Living Translation

4 The poor are pushed off the path; the needy must hide together for safety.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:4

Commentary on Job 24:1-12

(Read Job 24:1-12)

Job discourses further about the prosperity of the wicked. That many live at ease who are ungodly and profane, he had showed, ch. xxi. Here he shows that many who live in open defiance of all the laws of justice, succeed in wicked practices; and we do not see them reckoned with in this world. He notices those that do wrong under pretence of law and authority; and robbers, those that do wrong by force. He says, "God layeth not folly to them;" that is, he does not at once send his judgments, nor make them examples, and so manifest their folly to all the world. But he that gets riches, and not by right, at his end shall be a fool, Jeremiah 17:11.