6 They reap every one his corn [1] in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

Other Translations of Job 24:6

New International Version

6 They gather fodder in the fields and glean in the vineyards of the wicked.

English Standard Version

6 They gather theirHebrew his fodder in the field, and they glean the vineyard of the wicked man.

The Message

6 They sort through the garbage of the rich, eke out survival on handouts.

New King James Version

6 They gather their fodder in the field And glean in the vineyard of the wicked.

New Living Translation

6 They harvest a field they do not own, and they glean in the vineyards of the wicked.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:6

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.