2 There are those who move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen.

Other Translations of Job 24:2

King James Version

2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed feed...: or, feed them thereof.

English Standard Version

2 Some move landmarks; they seize flocks and pasture them.

The Message

2 There are people out there getting by with murder - stealing and lying and cheating.

New King James Version

2 "Some remove landmarks; They seize flocks violently and feed on them;

New Living Translation

2 Evil people steal land by moving the boundary markers. They steal livestock and put them in their own pastures.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:2

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.